Recipe by Susan
"These very easy-to-make mints are wonderful not only for weddings, but for parties or anytime! Mmm, minty fresh!"
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1 (8 ounce) package
butter flavored extract
green food coloring
yellow food coloring
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 for 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!
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. peppermint 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.
The recipe calls for way too much flavoring. Using the 2 teaspoons called for in the recipe is excessive. When I cut the flavoring down to an 1/8 of a teaspoon these were perfect.
Way too overpowering! It felt like I was eating toothpaste.
These didn't work for me at all. The dough was way too sticky to roll out, so I let it sit overnight and it was STILL too sticky. Also, the flavoring was so strong I had to throw them away. I know this is the recipe I was looking for, I think I just need to add less flavoring and hopefully that will solve the problem.
They really are good mints. I would just put in a little less of the extracts... especially the mint. It was a little strong for my taste.
My mom and I have been making these for years. They are always a hit! They are especially cute for baby showers, pressed into a cute candy mold. I love the minty flavor.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mackie's Cream Cheese Mints
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 15
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