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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Mints

Our son was married a few weeks ago!   We held an Open House at our home in their honor and had a great time figuring out what all we would serve for refreshments.  There was no doubt that we would serve these lovely little Cream Cheese Mints.   My Mother-in-Law made these so often for weddings and Quinceanera's.  We needed to have these in her honor as we've been missing her since she passed away last December.  

These little mints are so easy to make.  We use a soft plastic candy mold but you could just as easily roll into a ball and press flat with a glass or fork.  Give these a try on your next fun occasion!

Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Mints

1 8 oz. brick of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
2 lbs. of powdered sugar (7-8 cups)
mint flavoring

In a mixer, blend cream cheese and powdered sugar until it is a soft crumble.  Add a few drops of mint oil or about 1/2 tsp. of mint flavoring and mix again until well blended.  If you'd like to color your mints, add your food coloring now and mix.  You can pull part of your dough out to keep it white, and add color to the rest.

Shape mints by rolling about a rounded 1/2 teaspoon into a ball and then rolling in granulated sugar. Place in mold, or flatten with a glass or fork. Lay mints on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper to dry.  When they're dry enough to handle, if you don't need to use them right away, place them in layers with parchment between and freeze.  They keep a long time frozen!


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