I made these mints for a baby shower this weekend. I found the recipe in Southern Lady Magazine a few months ago and had been waiting for a good excuse to make them! They tasted so great and are really easy to make - no cooking required!
Cream Cheese Mints
1 (3 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil*
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 -2 drops of food coloring (optional)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, shortening, and peppermint oil with a mixer until smooth. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating until well combined. (Dough will be soft and elastic.) Add in food coloring, if desired. Roll dough into small balls, and place each ball on prepared baking sheet. Press fork into each ball to flatten. Cover baking sheet with plastic wrap, and chill mints overnight.
*I didn't have peppermint oil, so I used 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract instead.
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