Creamy Christmas Mints
2 ounces softened cream cheese
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3-6 drops of peppermint extract
Mix the first 3 ingredients in a stand mixer, kneeding for 10 minutes (really, I didn't do it that long). Roll bits of the dough into marble-sized balls, then roll them in granulated sugar. Lay them on parchment or Silpat, then flatten them into a disk by pressing with a glass. Decorate using the tines of a fork or a toothpick to make designs. Allow them to dry until you can remove them to a tin and they won't stick together. We made half of ours white and the other half pink. Delicious. I have also heard you can make these with lemon, maple or almond extract. Interesting.