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Cream Cheese Mints Recipe

Written by Jen Sill

Written By Jennifer Sill

We have had quite the discussion on Facebook over the past 24-hours as to whether Cream Cheese Mints are a Nebraska ‘thing’ or whether people in other states love them as much as we — ahm – I do.  (Some on Facebook say they can’t stand them)

There were some who have never had the pleasure of tasting these mini treats.  SO, I share with you the recipe.  (I will make sure to add phots the the next time I’m preparing for a wedding, graduation or baptism.)

The Omaha World Herald printed a pretty cute column on the discussion.

Of course she wanted cream cheese wedding mints. Is a Nebraska wedding even legal without them?

You can find that here.

This one has been in my family for generations

Cream Cheese Mints:

4 oz. cream cheese
3 cups  powdered sugar (Sometimes called icing sugar)
1/4 tsp. mint extract (or other flavor)
1/8 tsp.  food coloring

**To make them right you also need a special rubber mold.  My memory is of little leaves and roses.   Some folks have used candy molds as well.

Directions:

Mix together sugar and cream cheese well. Add in mint, then coloring.Roll into balls and flatten with fork onto cookie tray. Sprinkle on colored sugar.Chill 1 1/2 hours, flip, and chill another 1 1/2 hours.
Since I have not made these for awhile, I searched for the photo above.  She has wonderful ‘how to’ photos as well:  Skip to My Lou – Cream Cheese Mints
Enjoy!

About the author

Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She’s helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest.
Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.