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Christmas Peppermint Patties
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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. 

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: candy
Cuisine: American
Servings: 80 mints
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.