These Cream Cheese Mints are a melt in your mouth creamy peppermint mint made with cream cheese, powdered sugar, and mint extract. This is one of the best cream cheese mints recipes you will ever try. No molds needed to make these easy and delicious creamy peppermint mints.
If you are a fan of cream cheese butter mints, I have a few recipes that might be up your alley. Give these peppermint chocolate cookies, simple peppermint fudge, easy peppermint snowball cookies, peppermint dream dessert, or even this peppermint Oreo crunch cake.
How to make cream cheese mints
In a food processor, you will add in your cream cheese and powdered sugar, and mix until it is nice and mixed.
Slowly add in your extract and pulse again. Now, if you want to do separate colors of food coloring split up the dough.
Then add in food coloring and mix well.
Use a teaspoon to scoop up the mixture, roll into between hands, and then use a fork to press down the center for decorative lines.
Then place the mints on a wax or parchment lined counter or tray and let them set up.
How to Store Cream Cheese Mints
Because of the cream cheese in the recipe, I feel most comfortable with storing the cream cheese mints in the refrigerator. I place it in an aright container and store it for up to 7 days in the fridge.
The mints will dry out a bit. You can remove however many you want from the container and let them sit out for a bit to warm up to room temperature.
Can you Freeze Cream Cheese Mints
These homemade peppermint cream cheese dessert mints can be frozen. Just place in a single layer. If you want to stack, then place wax paper between the layers. This will help all the mints from sticking together in the freezer.
Pop them in the refrigerator to thaw or eat them right out of the freezer if you would like.
How long can cream cheese mints sit out?
You can leave these mints out for 3 - 4 hours. After you reach that time frame you need to place them back in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to help cool them down again.
Can I use a hand mixer to mix this mint recipe?
You are more than welcome to use a hand mixer to replace a food processor. The biggest thing is getting the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Once it is mixed and has a crumbly texture you can begin rolling or add the food coloring to help add fun colors to your mints.
Can I make peppermint mints in advance?
You are more than welcome to make these mints a day in advance of when you want to serve them up. Just keep them chilled in the fridge, and then serve up the perfect refreshing mints!
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Cream Cheese Mints
- 3 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 1 tablespoon butter room temperature
- 2 ¾ cup powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
- gel food color
- Add the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar to a food processor. Pulse until everything is combined and a ball of dough forms.
- Add in the extract and pulse until thoroughly incorporated, about one minute.
- Add 2 to 3 drops of gel food coloring onto the dough and knead it into the dough until the color is fully incorporated. If you choose to do more than one color, separate the dough and then add coloring to each ball of dough.
- Roll teaspoon amounts of dough between your hands and place onto a sheet of wax paper.
- Use a fork to place some decorative lines across the top.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and allow the mints to set for a few hours to harden up.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.