Curly Crafty Mom: Creamy Christmas Mints

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Creamy Christmas Mints

Every weekend in December I plan to make something yummy, and I decided to opt out of cookies last weekend and try a creamy mint recipe.

I have never made mints before, but I was sort of in the mood for them... and, I plan to freeze some because I think they would look really pretty in a candy dish when we have our family over on Christmas. I did a little research on them and I found out they are REALLY easy to make... 4 ingredients, and you just mix it all together! Can't beat that...

I bought a couple of flexible molds for $1 each, and they worked like a charm. I would not want to work with a solid mold, with the flexible molds you just twist them a little and the mint would pop right out. They only had two molds available, a Christmas tree and a peppermint patty... so I divided by dough in half and added green food coloring to one half and red to the other.

It did not take long to make all of these mints... I had one large cookie tray full when I was done. I let them sit for 2 hours to harden, then I popped them all in the refrigerator and later took some and put them in the freezer for later.

Creamy Christmas Mints

1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon butter, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar
2 drops peppermint oil
Any color food coloring paste (optional)

1. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, and confectioner's sugar. Mix in peppermint oil. Color as desired with food coloring paste, or leave white.

2. Roll mixture into small balls, and place on waxed paper. Flatten with a fork dipped in confectioners' sugar. Let dry for about 2 hours on waxed paper, then freeze or refrigerate.

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