Buttercream Mints
 
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The perfect "wedding" or "shower" mint that will surely impress your guests!
Serves: 6-8 doz candies
Ingredients
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 5-6 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup superfine sugar
  • Optional: food coloring, 1-2 drops of red yields a perfect soft pink
Instructions
  1. Cream together the butter and cream cheese to a light and airy consistency.
  2. Add peppermint extract and food coloring, if using. Blend to fully incorporate the extract and coloring. About 3-5 minutes will do.
  3. Add the powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time and blend until you get a stiff mixture.
  4. Roll the mixture in ½ to 1 teaspoon sized balls, shake in a bag filled with superfine sugar then use a fork to flatten.
  5. Store in the refrigerator until a few hours before showtime.
Notes
The number of candies you get depends on how large you roll the balls.
The mixture must be stiff to stand up to room temp for an extended time.
If it's too stiff, add another tablespoon of softened cream cheese
If it's too soft, add more powdered sugar.
Recipe by Firefly Tales at https://fireflytales.net/blog/07/2012/buttercream-mints/