Cream cheese mints add a little something sweet and delicious to a party! Just four simple ingredients and a holiday mint mold and you can treat your guests to festive Christmas tree mints! This is a popular classic cream cheese wedding mint recipe that can really be made for any occasion.
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Share these Christmas mints as a gift. Just place some in a treat bag with a pretty bow to gift the perfect bite-size creamy treat. They will probably be devoured in minutes once received.
How to make Cream Cheese Mints
Cream Cheese Mints Ingredients
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 pound powdered sugar
- flavoring of choice (I love cheesecake flavoring)
- food coloring
- granulated sugar for rolling the balls
The only equipment needed for this recipe include:
- medium mixing bowl
- spoon or spatula for mixing
- small bowl for granulated sugar
- rubber silicone mint mold (some call the cream cheese mint molds)
Making Cream Cheese Mints
Mix the powder sugar, flavoring, cream cheese, and coloring together with a mixer. The mixture will form a ball. It should be the consistency of stiff playdough. Roll cream cheese mixture into small balls. Roll balls in the granulated sugar to coat.
The great thing about these mints is you can flavor them as you wish. You can use a traditional peppermint extract, but have fun with it and use your favorite flavoring.
When adding the flavoring you just need a couple of drops. If you want a stronger flavor add to the flavoring to taste.
The same goes for the food coloring. Just add a couple of drops initially and add more if you want a darker color.
Press the sugar-coated ball into the rubber mint mold. Immediately turn the mold over and gently flex so mint falls from the mold. Sometimes if the mixture gets too warm it will not release well. Chill the mixture before proceeding. Sometimes during the process, the mold might become sticky causing the mints to not easily release from the mold. Wash and dry the mold and begin again.
How to store cream cheese mints
Place mints in an airtight container in single layers. Place parchment paper or wax paper between each layer. Keep mints for up to two weeks in the refrigerator or up to three months in the freezer.
Before serving allow mints to come to room temperature before opening the container. Cream cheese mints can be left out of the refrigerator for a few hours. They will form a crust on the outside but will be smooth and creamy on the inside. Delicious!
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Holiday Cream Cheese Mints Recipe
- silicone Christmas tree candy mold
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 pound powdered sugar
- 2 drops flavoring (more if desired) I love cheesecake flavoring
- 2 drops food coloring add more coloring until you reach the desired color
- 1/8 cup granulated sugar for rolling the small balls in
- Mix the powder sugar, flavoring, cream cheese, and coloring together with a mixer. The mixture will form a ball. It should be the consistency of stiff playdough.
- Roll cream cheese mixture into small balls.
- Roll balls in the granulated sugar to coat.
- Press the sugar-coated ball into the rubber mint mold. Immediately turn the mold over and gently flex so mint falls from the mold. Sometimes if the mixture gets too warm it will not release well. Chill the mixture before proceeding. Sometimes during the process, the mold might become sticky causing the mints to not easily release from the mold. Wash and dry the mold and begin again.
Hello Judy, I have not tried this. I actually think it might work. I have seen people put it in a pastry back. You might need to not make the dough as stiff.
Can you put this in a cookie press
When listing the flavor – besides that it sounds like you have to add a little and taste to preference – you say cheese cake flavoring. I take it for granted that you would add mint instead to make these mint trees. But my question is – cheese cake flavoring, I have never ever seen that, where do you get it at?
Doris, this recipe is pretty stiff when chilled for piping. Wondering if you let it come to room temperature if it would pipe nicely. If you try please let us know how it works.
HI, CAN THIS RECIPE BE PIPED? THANK YOU DORIS
Sweet does sell the tree mold http://www.sweetbakingsupply.com …. They are individual, however, this is perfect because each mint is made individually (rolling ball, pressing into the mold and popping out) It all goes quickly. Grab a friend and have fun!
I have seen a 20-cavity Christmas tree mold at Sweet Treat Supply online.
How much flavoring
Where would I find the Christmas molds for the cream cheese mints
PLEASE HELP – need to make a whole big bunch
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