Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Creamy Mints




This recipe came with my KitchenAid stand mixer.  It's easy as can be...if you have a powerful stand mixer.  Otherwise, I think you would need a really, really strong mixing arm and I'm pretty sure I would not attempt it.

Creamy Mints:
1    3-ounce package of light cream cheese
1/4 tsp.  peppermint extract
2 drops food coloring  (as you can see, I used red and green)
4 1/4 to 4 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
Superfine sugar

Mix cream cheese, extract and food color is mixer bowl just til smooth (30 seconds or so).
Keeping mixer on low speed, gradually add the confectioner's sugar and mix until very thick (at least 90 seconds).
Shape teaspoonfuls of the mixture into small balls and roll in the superfine sugar.  (It's like playing with play dough.  My grand son would love it.)  Press flat with fingers or a fork to form patties.
Refrigerate, tightly covered.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious. Unfortunately, baking has never been my strong point. My mixer is a hand held. Enjoy your family and loved ones at the Thanksgiving table.
    Always,
    Muffy

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  2. They look like wedding mints. So pretty.

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  3. Wow another reason to add to my list of why I want one of these mixers. lol
    I would love to make these but I doubt my old mixer would do the job.
    Hope you don't mind I would love to copy and paste this so maybe Christi could try these.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend and you had a lovely Thanksgiving
    Love
    Maggie

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  4. I will definitely try this one with my granddaughter! I bet she would love helping.

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  5. I've made these. THey are pretty addictive.

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  6. I do have a good mixer, and I will definitely try these. My grandson has been on a roll of wanting to make homemade Slime, Play-Doh, etc. Why not channel that interest into making something edible?

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