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
- 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.