It’s that time of year again! Time for spring showers and wedding flowers and graduation parties.
Are you planning a graduation, a shower, or a spring party of your own? Or do you have a wedding that you’re planning for? If so, mints are a classic staple.
These cream cheese mints go by many names– cream cheese butter mints, wedding mints, baby shower mints, graduation mints, and so on. No matter what you call them, one thing’s for sure–everyone loves them! They’ve been a staple at weddings, graduations, and parties for years, and for good reason…they’re downright delicious!
Homemade mints are the perfect way to add a personal touch to a wedding, graduation, shower, or holiday gathering. Better yet, they only require FOUR simple ingredients, and the color and shape can easily be customized to the occasion!
Impress your friends and family with homemade tasty treats instead of opting for store-bought sugary mints. With this recipe, you can make your very own cream cheese mints in your own home!
Recipe for Homemade Cream Cheese Mints
Ingredients you will need:
- 8 oz. package cream cheese
- 2 lb. package powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp. flavoring (mint)
- food coloring
1. Mix cream cheese until it is soft in mixer.
2. Add the mint flavoring when the cream cheese is soft. Then add the food coloring of your choice. Remember, this is where you can really customize the mints to your event! Get creative and have fun with it!
Start with a little then wait and see how the color turns out. You can always add more food coloring if needed. Mix until the food coloring is evenly dispersed.
3. Gradually begin adding the powdered sugar. Be careful–this step can get messy! You may have to knead the remaining powdered sugar in later when you remove the dough.
4. When powdered sugar is mixed in, or mostly mixed in, remove the dough. Place on cutting board.
5. Use a candy mold. You can buy these online and at most craft or cooking stores. This is another opportunity to customize the cream cheese mints to your event!
Take small chunks of the dough and press into the mold. Remove the mint from the mold and place on a sheet pan.
Curious about how to make mints without a candy mold? It’s easy! If you don’t have candy molds, simply pinch off about a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a small ball. Place the ball on a sheet pan and gently press with the tines of a fork. This will flatten the mint and add a cute design.
6. Store in an airtight container, separating layers with parchment or waxed paper. Keep refrigerated or frozen until needed.
Note: The number of mints made varies depending on the size of the mold. Our mold resulted in about 200 mints.
There you have it–simple and delicious cream cheese mints. If peppermint isn’t your thing, try making these mints with other flavorings… almond, vanilla, cinnamon, and spearmint would all be great options.
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About the 101 Recipes Cookbook
“101 Recipes with Cream Cheese” includes the above recipe plus 100 more. It’s full of recipes that include cream cheese and range from appetizers and beverages to dinners and desserts.
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Kristy from Rada takes you step by step in this simple video about how to make cream cheese mints.
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Easy recipe and instructions to make mints for graduations, weddings, holidays and other special occasions.
The basic ingredients include cream cheese, powdered sugar, flavoring and food coloring.
You mix the ingredients using a hand held mixer or even kneed them together by hand. However, counter top mixer will make the job much easier!
After you mix the ingredients, you will make the mints – either using shaped rubber molds or the basic thumbprint method.
This recipe was found in the 101 Cream Cheese Recipes book from Rada Cutlery. The book can be purchased locally from fundraising groups and independents sellers or at www.RadaKitchenStore.com in the Cookbooks section.
There is a series of cook books 101 Recipes with each book focusing on a different ingredient such as bananas, ice cream, etc.
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