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Cream Cheese Mints

Cream Cheese Mints
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 96
Cap off a perfect dinner with your own homemade mints. This simple recipe blends cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar for a refreshing post-meal nibble.
By Deborah Harroun
Created June 6, 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint or peppermint extract
  • Red food color, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In food processor, place cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar. Cover; process, using on-and-off pulses, until mixture comes together into a ball. Add mint extract; process just until incorporated.
  • 2
    Place dough on work surface sprinkled with additional powdered sugar. Add a few drops food color to center of dough; knead until dough is evenly tinted. Roll dough into ropes; cut into small pieces. Roll each piece into a ball; place on waxed paper.
  • 3
    Flatten each ball with a fork. Let stand 2 hours or until dry.

  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can mix the dough with an electric mixer or by hand with a wooden spoon.
  • Store the mints in the refrigerator, or freeze in a freezer container for 2 to 3 months.
  • Try different extracts for different flavored mints…leave them white, or tint with green food color or the color of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
20
Calories from Fat
0
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
0mg
0%
Potassium
0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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