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Creamy Pastel Mints

These mints are so simple to put together, and fun to share. I make them for all sorts of occasions, from baby showers to birthdays. —Janice Brady, Seattle, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) cream cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Red food coloring
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Place cream cheese in a bowl; let stand at room temperature to soften slightly. Stir in extract until blended. Tint mixture pink or red as desired. Gradually mix in half of the confectioners’ sugar.
  • On a work surface, knead in remaining confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Divide mixture into three portions; roll each to 1/4-in. thickness. (Flour or additional confectioners' sugar is not necessary for rolling.)
  • Cut candy with a 1-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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