RECIPE: Mints

danainJanuary 2, 2006

Sometime over the holidays someone requested a recipe for mints (I can't remember who) and I posted the recipe that I have had for years. I can remember making them in the 80's for a friends wedding. I decided to add them to my holiday treats this year and they were a huge surprise. I had forgotten how good they were. They were one of the first things to go on the tray and they received many good comments. I made some with cinnamon and some with peppermint. I can see these on my treat tray for Easter also.

I couldn't find my mold so I used a measuring spoon and it worked beautifully.

2 pound pkg. powdered sugar; sifted

8 oz. pkg. cream cheese; softened

Mint and/or cinnamon flavoring (extract)

Food coloring, red and green

Stir together sugar and cream cheese until well combine and smooth. Add just a drop of food color and a drop of extract, kneading until evenly combined. Taste and add more flavor and color if needed. Roll into small balls to fit mold; roll in granulated sugar, press in mold that is also sugared. Turn out on waxed paper. Let dry several hours.

Tip: I use a little round mold for bite size mints. Can purchase at cake decorating stores.

The pink mints are cinnamon and the green are peppermint.

Marilyn

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jenn

How pretty. I'm saving this one. Are they chewy, like marshmallows?

I have some of those molds and I'm wondering how you sugar them without the sugar falling into the bottom. Do you coat them with oil first?

    Bookmark   January 3, 2006 at 12:00AM
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danain

Jenn, the mints are creamy inside. Since you roll the candy in sugar before putting in the mold they come right out. The measuring spoon I used was stainless steal and nothing stuck to it. I remember that the candy mold I used to use was plastic and I don't remember the candy sticking to that either.

Marilyn

    Bookmark   January 3, 2006 at 8:32AM
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jenn

Thanks Marilyn.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2006 at 3:45PM
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Susan_in_NC

Marilyn,

How would you store these? I have a DD who just got engaged (wedding should be a few years from now) and I am gathering recipes that are easy to make and I can do ahead. So far, she is saying she wants a small wedding at home, with MOM cooking!

I don't mind that at all, in fact I'd love to do it. But, I don't want her disappointed after the fact because she really wanted XY and Z but settled for Q because she thought Dad wouldn't shell out for anything better.

So, I'm gathering great recipes, just in case!

Susan

    Bookmark   January 16, 2006 at 7:35AM
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danain

Susan, just store covered in the refrigerator after they have dried. Check the package for an expiration date on the cream cheese, that will be how long they last. I made them before Christmas and still have a handful in the frig.

Marilyn

    Bookmark   January 16, 2006 at 8:19AM
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roselin32

These are excellent. My sister made them for my niece's wedding some years ago and I've been making them ever since.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2006 at 2:55PM
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