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.