- 4oz room temperature cream cheese (not light or 1/3 less fat)
- 1/2 tsp peppermint or spearmint extract
- 3 C powdered sugar
2. Add powdered sugar 1/2 C to 1 C at a time and mix until well combined.
3. As the dough is exposed to the air it will become less sticky. Scoop up small amounts from the sections that aren't too sticky and roll into 1/2 inch balls, placing them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Quickly press each ball flat with a fork, lifting fork fast before it can stick. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.
Robyn's notes: the first Christmas that I made these, I batched the dough into 3 bowls, adding red food colouring to one, green to another, and leaving the third white. I then combined half balls of multiple colours to get the effect shown above. The following year I gently swirled red and green food colouring into the white dough, so each mint ended up lightly marbled with all three colours. This was easier and I liked the look better. Leaving the mints white is totally fine, too.
**** 4 Stars: Very Good. Enjoyed by us both, I will make this frequently