Cream Cheese Mints

Cream Cheese Mints have to be the easiest holiday candy you can possibly make. And no one can resist their minty fresh, delicate texture. They literally melt in your mouth.


1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint etract
  • 7 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3 to 4 drops food coloring, optional


    • Place cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl. Beat until smooth.
    • Beat in peppermint extract.
    • Beat in 1 cup powdered sugar.
    • Add remaining powdered sugar 2 cups at a time. Beat until smooth.
  • Mix in food coloring if using.
  • Transfer to a pastry bag with a large star tip.
  • Pipe onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Let sit on counter for 1 hour and then place in freezer to harden.


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze for later.