These cream cheese mints are smooth, soft, and creamy. It’s so quick and easy to whip together and doesn’t need to bake. It can easily be adapted to any occasion by adding food coloring. These cream cheese mints would be a perfect addition to a holiday dessert tray, valentines sweets, or even for a wedding.
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (do not use the spreadable cream cheeses that you buy in tubs – they won’t firm up!)
- 4 cups powdered sugar, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Food coloring (optional)
- Use your stand mixer or a hand-held mixer and beat the cream cheese on low until smooth and creamy.
- Add 2 cups confectioner’s sugar, milk, and mint flavoring, and mix until just incorporated and smooth. Do not overmix though!
- Add in another 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar and continue to mix on low until just incorporated.
- Using your hands, knead in the final 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar.
- If you are adding food coloring, split the dough into as many bowls as you have colors. Add the dye and mix until well incorporated.
- If the dough is sticky you will want to add more confectioner’s sugar so that you can easily form them into 3/4″ balls and place in a single layer and place in the refrigerator for half an hour to chill.
- Once they are firm, use the prongs of a fork and lightly press into the cream cheese mint.
- Allow to sit out at room temperature to dry out, flip over as needed to allow the bottoms to dry too.
- Once dry, you can store them in an airtight container, and store them in the refrigerator.
- DO NOT use the spreadable cream cheeses that you buy in tubs – they won’t firm up!
- Store in the refrigerator until you want to serve them.
- Best eaten at room temperature.
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