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red and white cream cheese mints in a white bowl

Christmas Cream Cheese Mints Recipe

Course: candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Dry Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 20 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 240kcal
Prepare the perfect after-dinner treat with this recipe for Christmas Cream Cheese Mints. They melt in your mouth and have the perfect slightly sweet, slightly minty taste that is irresistibly good.
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups powdered sugar 452 grams
  • 6 ounces cream cheese 170 grams, room temperature (¾ brick)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 57 grams, room temperature (½ stick)
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 4 grams
  • Red and green food coloring

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter, and peppermint extract together until completely smooth, about 3 minutes.
    4 cups powdered sugar, 6 ounces cream cheese, 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
    cream cheese mixture in a bowl
  • In a piping bag fitted with a star tip, use the handle of a spoon or a toothpick to place 3 lines of red or green food coloring in the piping bag. The lines should be up and down the length of the bag and not sideways.
    Red and green food coloring
  • Fill the bag ¾ full with the cream cheese mint mixture.
    cream cheese mixture and red food coloring stripes in a piping bag
  • Place a piece of parchment paper on the counter. Hold the piping bag at a 90-degree angle above the parchment paper. Pipe little swirls onto the parchment, making sure none of them touch, until all of the mint mixture is used.
    red and white cream cheese mints piped onto parchment paper
  • These mints can be as large or as small as you would like. Once all of the mints are piped, let set for 24 hours at room temperature to dry completely before storing.

Notes

  • This recipe makes 6 cups of mints. 
  • Be sure to let the mints sit out in the open air to become fully solid before you store them! It takes 24 hours to complete this process.
  • Feel free to add a few nonpareils to your mints if you’d like. 
  • If you don’t have a star tip, you can use any other tip that you prefer with your piping bag.
Storage: Store Christmas cream cheese mints in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg