12/13/12

Holiday Mints Recipe

HOLIDAY MINTS       This recipe is very very old and I do not where it is from
6 oz. pkg. cream cheese (room temperature)
food coloring (the amount depending on the color you want)
1/4-1/2 tsp flavoring (I used a mint extract flavoring, but you could also do something like lemon extract if you wanted)
4 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar

Beat cream cheese until soft in a stand mixer.  Add coloring and flavoring.  Gradually add the powdered sugar.  It should be slightly sticky.  
Fill a pastry bag (that has a very large holed tip) with the mixture. On sheets of wax paper, gently squeeze the bag with your hand and make as big of a mint as you want.  The mixture might be a little tough to squeeze out at first, but eventually it will warm up and become easier to squeeze out.  After you have shaped all of the mints set the sheets of wax paper (with the mints on them of course) in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.  When I made them I let them set in the fridge all night.   

Pour the granulated sugar in a small bowl.  When the mints are firm and come right off the wax paper, take them out of the fridge.  Remove a few mints at a time from the wax paper and drop them in the sugar.  Gently coat them with the sugar and put them in a plastic storage container.  Repeat until the mints get to soft and won't easily come of the paper.  When this happens put them (and the mints that are already coated) back in the fridge for about 20 minutes.  Repeat this process until all of the mints are coated.  (You should only have to put the mints back in the fridge a couple times.)

Store the mints in the fridge until a few minutes before serving.



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16 comments:

  1. These look scrumptious, Joanna!!! Lovely pictures too. ;)

    xoxo,
    Grace

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  2. mmm! These look so yummy :) I'll have to try making them some time!

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  3. Oh, I am sooo going to try these! They look so charming and delish!

    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingers.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh WOW those look so good!!!:) yummy!!!!

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  5. These look so so pretty! And, they look very Victorian, don't you think?! This is the perfect recipe for around the holidays- it's not complicated and it's really easy to follow...love that! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  6. Love mints but rarely make them - thanks for the recipe! :)

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  7. I've had a kind like that!!! They are sooo delish! they like melt in your mouth. :)

    love,
    manda
    http://meandjesus-amanda.blogspot.com

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  8. YUM!!! I am so going to make these! =D

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  9. Those look amazing!
    Emma
    http://emmavogelsang.blogspot.com

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  10. WOW! These look great.. Do they keep well if they aren't refrigerated?

    ♥Janette
    http://janettethejongleur.blogspot.com


    PS. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for commenting! Totally appreciate it!

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  11. They look so fancy and delicious you'd think you really worked hard but your recipe is easy and you could easily divide it and make 2 different colors. Thanks so much.

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  12. I made those last night. Left them in the fridge overnight. Today this morning I checked the mints and they are still soft and wouldn't come off the sheet. Any idea why?

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  13. Someone served these at a wedding we attended at the holidays one year and I wished then I had the recipe. Thank you!

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  14. These look awesome! I want to make them for a Holiday party for Saturday. Can I make them today, Monday?
    Thank you!
    Julie

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