Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 288: Cream Cheese Mints

Yield: a million mints! (about 3 cups)
Time (Start to Finish): 20 min, then overnight

2 oz cream cheese
1 Tbsp butter
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
3 drops peppermint oil
food dye (yellow, green and red)
dash cayenne (not too much!)

1. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese and the butter until smooth
2. Add the peppermint oil
3. Add the cayenne and powdered sugar one cup at a time, kneading it until it becomes a dough ball you can manipulate
4. Put dough into 4 balls
5. Color each ball with food dye and knead until they are evenly colored
6. Roll each ball into a long cord like a snake and cut with a knife into bite size pieces
7. Put them in parchment paper and let dry out. It may take overnight

Rating: 4 strawberries
Notes: These took longer to dry than I expected, but I love cream cheese mints! The colors are fun, they cayenne isn’t really there for taste, but to add a little kick at the end. You can just leave bowls of them around. They are great for parties, and a nice little thing to have after dinner. I can sadly just pop them in my mouth while watching that bad?? You can make any colors you like, and even make mint flavored ones, or just vanilla. I hope you enjoy them.

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