Christmas Peppermint Patties – 4 Ingredients – So Easy

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Christmas Peppermint Patties are always such a huge hit with everyone! These easy cream cheese mints are so pretty and delicious for Holiday parties. I could eat a whole bowl of these if I am not careful.

These are a fun addition to a Christmas cookie tray. You might want to also try our popular Peanut Butter Balls, Gingerbread Oreo Truffles, and Red Velvet Christmas Cookies.

Christmas Peppermint Patties

If you enjoy York Peppermint Patties, these taste ever better! The flavor is awesome and the inside is softer and creamier.

The dough is made with just 4-ingredients.  We use just a few drops of peppermint extract, but you can adjust to your taste.  You can go with all white or separate the dough and add color. Roll into balls, roll into sugar, then flatten with a fork- that’s it! So easy and delicious!

Ingredients you will need:

  • cream cheese
  • confectioners’ sugar
  • peppermint extract
  • salted butter
  • red and green gel food coloring

These are such a great idea for parties and you can use any colors for whatever Holiday. These also make adorable Christmas gifts. Package the peppermint patties in a decorative tin can or large mason jar.

Christmas Peppermint Patties

Do Cream Cheese Mints need to be Refrigerated?

Yes.  We store these Mints in a airtight container in the refrigerator. Look at the expiration date on the cream cheese to see how long they will last. These mints freeze beautifully in an airtight container.

Christmas Cream Cheese Mints

Tips for Peppermint Patty Recipe:

  • You can dip the patties in melted milk, dark or white chocolate if you prefer. However, we like these just the way they are.
  • We like to use gel food coloring for this recipe. This keeps the dough from getting too sticky.
  • Add sprinkles to the mix for a festive look!

Christmas Cream Cheese Mints

Christmas Peppermint Patties
5 from 10 votes

Christmas Peppermint Patties

Christmas Peppermint Patties are always such a huge hit with everyone! These easy cream cheese mints are so pretty for Holiday parties. I could eat a whole bowl of these if I am not careful. 

Servings: 80 mints
Prep: 15 mins
Total: 10 mins


  • 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tbsp salted butter softened
  • 2 pounds confectioners' sugar plus additional for rolling
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • red and green gel food coloring
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • With an electric mixer, cream together the cream cheese, butter and peppermint extract.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar. Mix on low speed just until combined.
  • Dust a non-stick surface with additional powdered sugar.
  • Divide evenly in 4 even pieces. Add a few drops of desired food coloring into each of the peppermint mixtures.
  • Roll each color into a 20-inch rope. Cut into even 20 even pieces. Dust with additional powered sugar between batches to prevent sticking. Roll each cut piece into a ball then roll into the granulated (if desired). Press the center with a fork dipped in powdered sugar (like you would a peanut butter cookie).
  • Leave on a wax paper lined baking sheet for 2 hours or until dry. Store chilled with wax paper between layers.


Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg


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38 comments on “Christmas Peppermint Patties – 4 Ingredients – So Easy”

  1. 5 stars
    We make these for Valentines Day also using red coloring for some and leaving some with no coloring . We use a couple of drops of cinnamon extract then crush some cinnamon hearts and sprinkle on them and mix in the white dough. They look very
    pretty ! Also, for Hallowe’en , we do orange and black coloring and use a drop of orange essence and the black gets a drop of licorice
    flavoring.. Thankyou for printing the recipe , I am sure everyone will love it. Merry Christmas to you and your three sons

  2. Debbie Shields

    I’ve made mints before for a wedding, so much fun! This would be neat to make for Christmas, or any holiday

  3. I used to make these candies as a kid and did not remember how…now I know again! Thank you! we used all types of flavors in addition to peppermint; orange, lemon, almond….whatever we had! (not all at once, of course! ) they were yummy

  4. I remember that I was not eating peppermint patties, but the last month at a friend’s house when I tried I liked it and that’s the only reason today I am here in the quest of its recipe. 

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