Cream Cheese Mints

Cream Cheese Mints - Family Fresh Meals Recipe

The holidays are just around the corner, and that means it’s time to go through my recipes and choose which holiday goodies to make this year. And even though my file is pretty packed, I just couldn’t resist adding a new recipe to the list. I learned about a traditional candy called Cream Cheese Mints, and their minty flavor and soft texture sounded completely irresistible.

And they’re so easy to make! No rolling and cutting, no baking, no need to even turn on the stove. Just blend butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, mint extract, and food coloring into a soft dough, then roll it out into little balls, squish them down with a fork, and let them set. Honestly, with a recipe that easy, how could I not whip up a batch?

Cream Cheese Mints on a white plate - Family Fresh Meals

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So I did, and they’re every bit as good as they sound. They’ve got that sweet peppermint flavor that always tastes like Christmas, and they simply melt in your mouth. Plus, you can make them in any color you like, and they’ll keep for a couple of months in the freezer. (Yeah, right, like there are going to be any left over.)

Guess I’ll just have to expand my holiday repertoire a little, because these are definitely a keeper.
Cream Cheese Mints - ingredients - powdered sugar, butter, mint, cream cheese and food coloring


Recipe Tips:

My mint mixture is too sticky! What do I do?

  • If your mint mixture is too sticky, it just needs more powdered sugar. Add powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until it stiffens up.

How do I store my Cream Cheese Mints?

  • Store your cream cheese mints in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge. Your mints will last in the fridge for a 10-14 days.

Can I freeze my Cream Cheese Mints?

You sure can! Again, place them in an airtight container and keep them in the freezer. These will stay good frozen for 10-12 months.

Are these these the same as Wedding Mints?

Yes. That is the great thing about these mints. They are great for many occasions and holidays. Simply change the food color to match your needs.


How To Make Cream Cheese Mints

Ingredients you will need:

  • cream cheese, room temperature
  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • mint extract
  • food coloring

Directions:

  1. In stand mixer add your butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar and mix until incorporated and it looks like play doh. Add in a few drops of mint extract and blend again. Add in food coloring and blend until you get your desired color.Cream Cheese Mints - mixing together butter flour and cream cheese
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Roll your mint mixture into small balls and place on baking sheet.Cream Cheese Mints - balls rolled out
  3. Dip your fork in the powdered sugar on sheet and press gently into tops of the mints.Cream Cheese Mints - mints pressed down with fork
  4. Let dry for a few hours until they aren’t wet and are firmer. Refrigerate or freeze to store. See directions and times in recipe tips.Cream Cheese Mints Recipe - Family Fresh Meals Wedding Mints Recipe

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TOOLS USED TO MAKE THESE CREAM CHEESE MINTS (AKA WEDDING MINTS) RECIPE:

Stand Mixer: Here is the mixer used for this recipe
Baking Sheet:Non-stick Cookie Sheet comes with small, medium, and large sizes that provide the perfect option for any of your baking needs
Parchment Paper: Parchment baking paper is non-stick for quick food release and easy clean up
Storage Containers: These containers can be used in both the refrigerator and freezer.

5 from 4 votes

Cream Cheese Mints

These Cream Cheese Mints, and their minty flavor and soft texture sounded completely irresistible. And they’re so easy to make!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 lb powdered sugar + more for sprinkling
  • Few drops of mint extract
  • Few drops of red food coloring

Instructions

  • In stand mixer add your butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar and mix until incorporated and it looks like play doh. Add in a few drops of mint extract and blend again. Add in food coloring and blend until you get your desired color.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Roll your mint mixture into small balls and place on baking sheet.
  • Dip your fork in the powdered sugar on sheet and press gently into tops of the mints.
  • Let dry for a few hours until they aren't wet and are firmer. Refrigerate or freeze to store. See directions and times in recipe tips.

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Notes

RECIPE TIPS:
My mint mixture is too sticky! What do I do?
  • If your mint mixture is too sticky, it just needs more powdered sugar. Add powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until it stiffens up. 
How do I store my Cream Cheese Mints? 
  • Store your cream cheese mints in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge. Your mints will last in the fridge for a 10-14 days.
Can I freeze my Cream Cheese Mints?
  • You sure can! Again, place them in an airtight container and keep them in the freezer. These will stay good frozen for 10-12 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 2mints | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

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10 Comments

  1. Carol Sutter says:

    can you make these in different flavors like, cherry or lemon?

    1. I think cherry or lemon would be very tasty!

  2. Can you use louann flavors like clove?

  3. 5 stars
    Can you make this with a sugar substitute? Like powdered Stevia?

    1. I have only made the recipe as written. If you give it a try, could you let us know how it turns out?

  4. Can they be dipped in melting chocolate

    1. I have never done that before Jill, but that does sound yummy.

  5. Oh yay! I am so excited to see this recipe because I have been trying to find this recipe for years and years. When I was growing up my mother’s friend (who now has Alzheimer’s) would always bring us these minty creamy treats (&other holiday goodies) for Christmas and I always loved them but was never able to get the recipe. This is it! I’m so excited! Thank you so much!

  6. Kacey Stoehr says:

    I don’t have a stand mixer. Will my hand mixer work?