Cream cheese mints are traditionally served at weddings. They are so delicious why wait for a wedding. These creamy mints are a great addition to any party menu. I even have a super yummy chocolate cream cheese mint recipe. I usually allow 2 1/2 mints per person. Some will take two and a few people might take three and some won’t eat any. People will usually take one of each design, so I don’t ever make more than three designs for a party. Also, it is a good idea to be consistent. For instance, make a shape the same color and flavor. This won’t confuse guest if they come back for seconds. They will know all green leaves are mint flavored etc.
Supplies for Cheese Mints
4 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
1 pound (16 ounces) powdered sugar
How to make cream cheese mints
Mix together cream cheese, flavoring, powdered sugar. Start with an 1/8 teaspoon of flavoring and then add more to desired taste. I love cheesecake flavoring! Knead (I use a food processor). Mixture will form a stiff dough.
Add gel paste coloring to color the dough. I used one drop. If dough becomes sticky add in a bit more powered sugar while kneading in coloring.
Roll into tiny balls (make a test to determine size of ball — each mold is a little different). Coat balls with granulated sugar.
Press ball into mold.
Immediately flip mold over and release mint. Repeat over and over.
Makes about 5 dozen mints depending on size of mold.
Mints freeze beautifully!
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What is your favorite flavor of cream cheese mints?