Mackie's Cream Cheese Mints13 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Ready In: 2 hr 50 min
“These very easy-to-make mints are wonderful not only for weddings, but for parties or anytime! Mmm, minty fresh!” - by Susan
Original recipe yields 4 dozen
- In medium bowl, cream together confectioners' sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Divide into three sections and mix peppermint extract and green food coloring into the first, butter flavored extract and 1/2 teaspoon yellow food coloring into the second, and lemon extract and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon yellow food coloring into the third.
- Roll each section out onto a flat surface and cut with small cookie cutters, or press into candy molds. Allow individual mints to air dry for 2 hours. Then refrigerate or freeze until serving.
Amount Per Serving (48 total)
- 91 cal
- 1.6 g
- 19 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (13)Rate This Recipe
"This is a really great basic recipe. The 2 lbs. of powdered sugar and 8 oz of cream cheese are perfect proportions. However the food coloring and flavoring is really optional. I used only 1/4 tsp. pep..." See morepermint extract for the whole recipe. Then I added a whole bottle of red food coloring and extra powdered sugar to make up for the extra liquid. I pinched the dough and rolled it into small balls, dipped them in white sugar then pressed them into candy molds. I left them out to dry for about 6 hours and then refrigerated them. They were a great success at my sister's wedding. She even took a box with her on her honeymoon!"
"These were not very well liked by my family. They were too strong smelling and tasting. I ended up throwing them out. This will not be made again...." See more"
"Five stars if you make some changes--Our family has used this basic recipe for years but as many discovered the hard way, not with as much flavoring. Our recipe calls for 1 teaspoon total flavoring f..." See moreor the entire recipe. (I like 1/2 vanilla and 1/2 peppermint--almond is also very good) You also must use paste or gel food coloring or it will get too soft & sticky. The humidity can also effect this. I recommend refrigerating the dough & adding more powdered sugar if this happens. Also, we just roll into balls, dip in sugar & always use rubber molds. If done right, these are the BEST!"
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