List of Ingredients
This is a quick easy recipe for making mints for a wedding, with out all the cost. And they taste delicious.
2-8 ounce Packages of Cream Cheese
3-16 ounce boxes of powdered Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil
Soften Cream Cheese to room temprature in a large bowl and add peppermint oil and 1 box of the sugar. As you mix the batter BY HAND (Do not use an electric mixer or it will become runny) mix until the consistancy of pie crust dough; smooth and with no stickiness. If more sugar is, feel free to add it, the humidity sometimes causes you to need more.
Divide the dough into fourths or thirds or as many colors as you need then add the food coloring at this point. Be sure to knead the color into the dough till it's thouroghly mixed. (I've left one or two batches with a slightly marbled effect. It's really eye-catching)
After it has reached the consistancy of pie crust dough set in the refrigirator for about 30 minutes until cool; take it out, place it on wax paper on a large smooth surface (wooden or marble is best). Use a rolling pin and dust dough with more powdered sugar as needed to keep it from getting sticky. Flatten it out to about 1/4 inch thickness. Once it's flattened use any shaped 1-inch cookie cutter to make the shaped mint (I like to use a small soda bottle lid to cut them out.). If you want to make round mints cut strips about 1 inch wide, roll into a snake shape and cut 1/4 inch pieces. Try to handle the dough as little as possible as this will make the dough sticky and hard to work with.
One Batch makes about 300 mints.