Saturday, May 14, 2016

Homemade After Dinner Mints

I am happy to share with you the steps on how to make the Homemade After Dinner Mints which I had promised to provide you with in my previous post, Summer Lemonade Tablescape.  You might have noticed that the recipe already appears in my slide presentation embedded into my blog.  Just click on the picture of the mints in the slide and it will take you to a page with a printable recipe.  For convenience, it also appears below too.

So another batch of these easy, melt-in-your-mouth mints will be made.  Using a pastry bag this time, the mints are in the shape of delicate, pink swirls and will be one of other items for a cottage garden themed get well gift.  Also included in the gift tote will be some newly made chocolate caramel covered "clothespins".  The chocolate clothespins were suppose to be included in my previous post, The Laundry Line Tablescape and Mini Breeches Napkin Fold Tutorial for Mother's Day, but I did not have them finished in time.  Therefore, they are shown here as one of the gift items and there will be an upcoming post that will show you how to make these sweet delectable treats.)
   
To make the mints, begin with softening your 4 oz of cream cheese in a bowl.


To your cream cheese, add 2 C powdered sugar.


Add 1/4 tsp. of pure peppermint extract to the cream cheese mixture.


It is optional if you wish to add coloring or not.  I added a few drops of red food coloring.


Mix completely, adding more powdered sugar to keep it from sticking.


Spoon into a small pasty bag and pipe out your design (or roll out the dough and use a small cookie cutter to cut out your design).


Don't forget to let them air dry completely until they are no longer sticky and can be easily handled and packaged. I usually allow them to dry overnight.  They can be frozen and can be enjoyed straight out of the freezer.


Ready to serve.  (But they won't last long.)





Homemade After Dinner Mints

4 ounces plain cream cheese, softened
2 C powdered sugar
¼ tsp. Peppermint extract
3 or 4 drops of food coloring

  1. Blend cream cheese with extract and food coloring until the coloring is mixed through the cheese.
  2. Add powdered sugar and blend until the mixture forms a ball.
  3. Pinch off and roll dough to form a small ball.
  4. Flatten slightly with your palm of your hand and using a small size cookie cutter, punch out the pieces to make a bite size mint.
  5. Allow cut out mints to air dry and become harder.
  6. Arrange nicely in a candy dish for serving to guests.
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Here is a printable version of the recipe:

Homemade After Dinner Mints

Don't forget to check back for the yummy chocolate clothespin post.

4 comments:

  1. These are so beyond cool. Thank You. I'm putting these on my list to make.

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  2. What a nostalgic touch to a dinner party. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing on Dishing It & Digging It.

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  3. These look delicious and no too hard to do which is a good thing!

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  4. The fact that they can be frozen makes them even better! Thanks for sharing these with us at Celebrate Your Story.

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