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cream cheese mints in a bowl on a holiday table

The Easiest Cream Cheese Mints

Smooth and delicate, these cream cheese mints are flavored with peppermint but feel free to add any extract you like for fun twist! 
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 people
Calories 283kcal
Author Rachel Ballard


  • 8 ounces Prairie Farms cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons Prairie Farms unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract you may also try coconut, coffee, or orange
  • 7 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 3 drops natural food coloring optional


  • In a large bowl, add the cream cheese and butter and beat with a hand mixer or stand mixer until combined. 
  • Add the peppermint extract (or other flavor if using) and mix 30 seconds to combine. 
  • Add 1 cup powdered sugar and mix to combine. 
  • Add remaining sugar 2 cups at a time until mixture is stiff and holds its shape. You may not need all 7 cups of sugar. 
  • If you'd like to color your mints, divide the mixture into smaller bowls and add one to two drops of natural food coloring if you choose. You can leave them white as well. 
  • Fill a piping bag with the cream cheese mixture and pipe circles, dollops or shapes of your choice onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. 
  • Allow to air dry for 24 to 36 hours to firm them up, then refrigerate or freeze. 


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.1mg