Sometimes it’s the little things that can say “I love you” best … and these mints are so easy and YUMMY that they do a pretty good job! They are fun to make, and a really creative (and affordable) way to spread a little love this Valentine’s Day!
1 (8oz) Package Cream Cheese, softened
1 (2lb) Bag Confectioners Sugar
2 Tbs Peppermint Extract
Red Food Coloring (Optional)
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and slowly add in your confectioners sugar ½ cup a time. Beating well in between additions. Add in your peppermint extract and food coloring and beat on medium until well combined. On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, roll out 1-inch balls of dough.
Press dough out until about 1 inch thick*. If using a cookie cutter this is the time to cut our your shapes. *The thicker the mint, the longer it will take to dry.
Allow to dry at room temperature for 12 hours. After 12 hours, flip mints and allow to dry for an additional 12 hours.
Store in an airtight container. I prefer to store them in the fridge and they also freeze beautifully!
Yields: 24 – 30 Mints
*I usually triple this recipe because it’s just as easy almost to make more. My kids love to make these as well, so I will usually give them each a handful of dough so that they can make their own mints and experiment with shapes and designs. This makes for a really fun project for all of us to do together, it smells amazing and I usually tend to have the ingredients on hand!
Also! Make sure to check out the FREE You Were Mint to be a Teacher printables that I made to go with these mints!!