4 Ways To Make Cream Cheese Mints
Several years ago, I posted a recipe for old-fashioned cream cheese mints.
It’s been a very popular recipe – and based on feedback I’ve received, people love the mints.
They’re cheap and easy to make. This is the process, in a nutshell:
- Mix up a cream cheese/powdered sugar mixture
- Add food coloring to make one colored mint, or divide it up to make several colors
- Use a rubber mint mold to create your desired shape (anything from stars to roses to diplomas)
The only major complaint about this recipe is that the rubber mint molds used to shape the mints are hard to find.
No mold? No problem! I’m sharing 4 ways to make cream cheese mints – in case you don’t have/want to buy rubber mint molds. Or just in case you want options.
Continue reading for four easy ways to make homemade cream cheese mints.
Option #1: Make Cream Cheese Mints With Rubber Mint Molds
This is my favorite way to make cream cheese mints.
I purchased rubber mint molds at a party supply store, but you can buy them online:
- Graduation Rubber Mold Set
- Wedding Shower Mold Set
- Heart-Shaped Mint Molds
- Confirmation Rubber Mold Set
Check out these shamrock-shaped mints for St. Patrick’s Day!
Why do I love this option? With rubber mint molds, the mints are the perfect size. Not too thin, not too thick. They’re bite-sized and easy to form.
If you think you’ll make cream cheese mints more than once, it’s probably worth purchasing specialty mint molds.
Here’s a video I created to show the process:
Option #2: Make Cream Cheese Mints With Cookie Cutters
The only special equipment you’ll need to make these mints is parchment paper, a rolling pin, and small cookie cutters.
1: Take no more than 1/2 cup of the cream cheese mixture, shape into a disc, and dip in granulated sugar. Place on a piece of parchment paper. Place another similar-sized piece of parchment paper on top.
2: Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a flat disc about 1/4-inch thick.
3: Remove top piece of parchment paper. Use a small cookie cutter to cut desired shapes.
4: Carefully remove the mints, being careful not to tear or stretch the dough.
Option #3: Make Cream Cheese Mints With a Piping Bag
If you use piping bags to decorate cakes or cupcakes, you can use the same tools to make cream cheese mints.
1: Prepare a piping bag with your choice of tip. I used a closed star tip.
2: Place a good amount of the cream cheese mixture into the bag – about 1 cup for best results. Use too little, and it’s more difficult to pipe the mints.
3: Squeeze the bag and pipe mints on to a parchment-lined surface. Place in refrigerator to set.
Option #4: Make Cream Cheese Mints With A Fork
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This is probably the easiest, albeit least impressive option for making cream cheese mints.
1: Take a large marble-sized piece of dough, roll it into a ball, and dip it in granulated sugar.
2: Place on a flat surface and press down on the center of the ball with a fork.
Get Tips For Making Cream Cheese Mints
Once you’ve made the mints, stick them in the fridge or freezer until ready to serve. They can be frozen for a month or longer, if properly stored.
Check out the original post for tips for making perfect cream cheese mints.
It’s not difficult at all – I promise! Plus, now you have 4 options to experiment with, 3 which don’t require a mint mold.
If you make these mints, please share your creation on social media and tag #CheapRecipeBlog – I would love to see what you come up with!
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 2-pound bag of powdered/confectioners sugar (you may not need the whole bag)
- Food flavoring (peppermint, almond and vanilla work well)
- Food coloring
- Granulated sugar, for coating mints
- Place cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, start adding powdered sugar until you reach the consistency of play dough. This will probably be slightly less than a 2-pound bag of powdered sugar. If the dough is sticky at all, keep adding powdered sugar.
- Add a drop or two of flavoring and mix to incorporate. Add more flavoring if desired.
- Place equal portions of the dough into separate bowls. Add desired food coloring and mix well.
- To make mints, take a marble-sized portion of dough, roll it in granulated sugar, and press into a mint mold. Remove mint by inverting the mint mold. The mint should pop right out. Repeat with remaining dough. Store in fridge until ready to serve.