Yield: 100 mints

Cream Cheese Mints

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

An easy Cream Cheese Mints recipe for any occasion! These melt-in-your-mouth mints have just a handful of ingredients and a perfect minty flavor. Enjoy them as they are or customize them with your favorite festive colors!


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar, divided (this is about 7 ½ cups)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pure mint extract
  • gel food coloring, optional


  1. In a large mixing bowl with whisk attachment, beat butter and cream cheese until fully combined, about 3-4 minutes. Beat in extract.
  2. Add 7 cups of the powdered sugar (reserving about 1 cup for later). Mix on the lowest speed until it comes together (trust me it will)! Once it combines (into what resembles a very thick frosting), turn the mixer higher and beat until fluffy (and additional 2 minutes).
  3. Divide mint mixture into small bowls (one for every color you decide to use). Add one SMALL drop of color to each bowl and mix until combined. I use a butter knife and stir vigorously, it seems to work best.
  4. Cover each bowl and refrigerate for at least two hours, or overnight.
  5. On a large cookie sheet (you'll need 2-3), line with parchment paper. Sprinkle with a generous amount of the reserved powdered sugar.
  6. Scoop about ¾ teaspoon of mint dough into hands and roll into a ball (I use a teaspoon dipped in powdered sugar to do this part). Drop each ball onto the baking sheet. Repeat until pan is filled.
  7. Using a fork dipped in powdered sugar, press into the tops gently. Sprinkle with more powdered sugar and allow to set about 4 hours (uncovered).
  8. When mints have harded, place in airtight container in refrigerator (use parchment paper to separate layers if desired).


  • Using extra powdered sugar on top allows you to store and stack these without layers of parchment paper. You can also swap out the powdered sugar to dry them and use granulated instead. This will give them a more sparkly appearance.
  • STORAGE: Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • HOLIDAY MINTS: to make these more festive, use red and green gel food coloring and swap the pure mint extract for pure peppermint extract.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 mint

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 41Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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