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Mi' Dana's Cream Cheese Mints

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“My son, Grayson, has Down's Syndrome, and one of his beloved aides at school, Dana, who has been a trememdous help and a tremedous friend, adds these wonderful-tasting mints to her holiday dessert trays every year. I think they would be lovely for baby and bridal showers too. Grayson, Mi' Dana, and I all hope you like them!”
READY IN:
1hr
YIELD:
40 mints
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 12 cups powdered sugar
  • 18 teaspoon peppermint extract (add a few drops more if desired)
  • food coloring, of your choice (leave out if you want white mints)
  • 34 cup granulated sugar

Directions

  1. Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and peppermint flavoring in large bowl, and stir until well-mixed.
  2. If you wish to make different colored mints, divide dough into however many colors you desire; 1 drop of food coloring per 1/4 portion of mixture.
  3. Knead until color is evenly distributed; knead in more powdered sugar if dough is sticky.
  4. Roll dough into small balls, 1/2 inch.
  5. Roll balls into granulated sugar.
  6. Press into small molds or press down with bottom of a glass, thumb, or fork.
  7. Immediately remove to waxed paper or non-stick aluminum foil to dry.
  8. Chill, and then store in an airtight container.

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