Sweets recipes, this recipe for Cream Cheese Mints is both simple and delicious.
And I did okay at exercising all this self control. Not amazing, but okay.
In other words, I only ate half the batch by myself before I shared with anyone.
I was self-controlling right and left so I could share these little goodies with my friends, who were obviously impressed.
I might be reading too much into their compliments and snacking.
But I don’t think so.
Here’s the thing. Once you mix these up, and form them into whatever shape you’re going to use, you have to lay them out on a tray and let them dry for a long time, overnight at least, but preferably 24-36 hours.
I had this really great idea to put them in a container, so I would Stop. Eating. Them., but, of course, I couldn’t do that. Because the texture is ever so much better with a few more hours of drying.
Just a few more hours.
I’m really not quite as pathetic as I’m making it sound here. But the mints are really that fantastic. My kids were distraught that I shared them all with my friends instead of with them. I tried to explain to them that they get the benefit of my weekly cookie and dessert making, and the friends ought to have a turn once in a while.
But next time, I’m making a double batch.
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- 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
- ⅓ cup sweetened condensed milk
- dash salt
- ½ tsp. peppermint extract
- 1-2 drops food coloring
- 4½ cups powdered sugar
- Beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add salt, extract, and food coloring. Mix well.
- Add powdered sugar, a bit at a time, mixing well to form a thick dough.
- Shape and roll dough into logs, about ½" thick, and slice mints about ½" thick.
- Lay mints on a tray lined with wax paper, and let dry several hours or overnight. Store in an airtight container.
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