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Holiday Creamy Mints

No recipe image available.These creamy mints will make a lovely addition to your holiday candy platter.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 ounces (1/2 of an 8-ounce package) cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
4 cups powdered sugar
Green and red food coloring
Granulated sugar
Green, red and white decorating icings

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, corn syrup and extract in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until well blended.
  2. Divide mixture into thirds.
  3. Knead a few drops green food coloring into one third of the mixture; repeat with the red food coloring into another third. Leave remaining third plain. Wrap each third in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
  4. Working with one color at a time, shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. Flatten each ball with bottom of glass lightly dipped in granulated sugar. Repeat with remaining mixtures.
  5. Decorate with icings, as desired; let dry.
  6. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

Makes about 5 dozen candies.