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Cream Cheese Candies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + standing

Makes

about 6 dozen

These homemade mints make a perfect last-minute addition to holiday treat trays. Pretty much everyone in my neighborhood has this recipe now! —Katie Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota
Cream Cheese Candies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint or almond extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • Sugar or colored sugar, optional

Directions

  1. Mix cream cheese and extract until blended. Beat in 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar. Knead in remaining confectioners' sugar.
  2. Shape into 1/2-in. balls. If desired, roll in sugar. Place on waxed paper. Flatten with a fork. Let stand until firm, 1-2 hours. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 24 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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