Friday, October 30, 2009

Cream Cheese Mints

Last Christmas, I found a baggie of little plastic molds with a recipe in it - the whole thing was fifty cents! And, I remember my Grandma making these! She even made tons of them for my wedding and brought them all the way to Colorado to serve at our reception. I made them the other day for a little tea party we went to, a fun special treat!

Here is the recipe that was included in with the molds, Grandma - is this like your recipe?

3 oz. softened cream cheese
1 T. butter (recipe card said oleo!)
3 c. powdered sugar
3 drops flavoring
food coloring

Knead together cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar. Add flavoring and coloring. Roll tiny spoonfuls in sugar and press into mold. Press to release. Store in fridge, can be frozen.

Makes 6-7 dozen

31 comments:

angela said...

My aunt has made these for years. They are always so yummy. We make them for weddings, showers, or anything that we can. I don't think her recipe has butter in it though. I think she just used cream cheese and powdered sugar. You've just made me hungry for these.
Have a great weekend.

Sheri said...

How cute are these! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Bevy said...

As soon as I saw the post title and picture my mouth watered. We used to make these "growing up" - they would always be found at special events, especially at showers (baby or bridal).

They're not the same if they are not done up in molds...
lovely memory.

Mom said...

Pretty! I remember Grandma making these many times over the years. :) Like you, I found a little mold at a yard sale, but later loaned it to a friend and it was never returned. :( Love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

I remember making these with family friends for years -- for so many events, wedding showers, weddings and so much more. The mints were wonderful, but so was the fellowship with those special ladies -- sitting around the table talking, laughing, and getting cream cheese and sugar all over our fingers! :)
Amy in Texas

Mrs. White said...

How lovely!

Blessings
Mrs. White

Amy said...

So is the "flavoring" mint? I've never liked mint! The mints look so pretty, I wish I did! But I just can't. Yelch. I wonder if you could make these and put another flavoring in them? Would they still be "mints"?? :)

BTW, I don't remember if I've ever commented before, but I read your blog regularly! It's one of my faves!

Laurie Anne said...

Thank you for posting this recipe...I wish the screen was scratch and sniff! X

Elise said...

Those sound so yummy!! I've seen recipes for those in a magazine somewhere, too. I may have to try these!!
I can't remember if I commented on your jewelry lady or not, but she is a cutie!! I think that would be a great gift for my mother-in-law. She loves jewelry!!
Elise

Tami said...

Love these! We've been having tea parties and I haven't even thought of bringing out my molds. Thanks for the idea.

Anonymous said...

I make these for special celebrations all the time ... or when I get a craving!! lol

Kristina

fblife said...

I've helped to make these for a wedding. THey are so good!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I have wonderful memories of making these mints. I attended a country grade school from K-8 and we made these every May for a Mother's Day Tea that we put on complete with program of singing and poems as well as giving our mother's a handmade gift that we made in school.

These mints were always the highlight of the tea. I also used to make them with my grandma. We would make all kinds of flavors and designs for weddings, graduations and the holidays.

Anonymous said...

Mmm...I LOVE these! :)

~Flower Petal

debra said...

Those sound good. Will have to try them. Thanks for sharing.

Jason and Danielle said...

they are just so cute and dainty. I love them:>

Anonymous said...

Hi Monica:

The recipe is the same, except for the butter (oleo) Mine doesn't have that.

I was thinking I had given you some of my molds (if not all of them) Didn't I? I had some Christmas ones, I know...and I thought I had given them to you. I'll have to look when I get home to see what I still have. (I am at Carrie's house now, you know.)
Have a grea time in Florida.

Love, Grandma

Heather said...

These do sound delicious! What type of flavoring did you use? I am not a big fan of peppermint. Would vanilla work with these?

By the way, I received my tin memo boards from your etsy shop last week. I use one in my kitchen to hold my menu plan for the week and the other on my desk to hold important school papers. Thank you!

supreme said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I love those! Glad to have a recipe to make them at home now.

thehomespunheart said...

I did not have any mint flavoring - so actually just splashed a little vanilla in there. They tasted great! I am sure you can use any flavoring you prefer!

Mom2Drew said...

Oh goodness, I SO remember these as well, thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Rachel said...

Do these need to stay refrigerated? Hmm, sounds like a great holiday home ec assignment for my little girls! :)

Julia said...

I have searched and researched your sight. I thought sure you had posted a handprint bouquet you had made for your mom one mothers day?? But I just cannot seem to find it:( I want to make it for my mom and mom in laws birthday with one being next week. Can you help me out? I tried the search thing and didn't have luck there either.
Thanks so much.
I wish I had a book of your blog to just pick up and read- such cute ideas. But still cannot wait to get my hands to making soap.
May God bless you as you serve Him and your family.

Wife of Rob said...

Monica!
So glad to read this post...I love those little mints and have never had the recipe...I can't wait to try them!

I've been on a hiatus from blogging and am so glad to be back...just out and about catching up on all of my bloggy sisters!

Jen

Tim and Susan said...

Yum, these look great. I will have to try the recipe.

thehomespunheart said...

Julia: So sorry you had a hard time finding that post - here is a link to it:

http://thehomespunheart.blogspot.com/2009/06/mothers-day.html

I'm in the process of finding someone to help me streamline a few things on my blog and this is a biggie - finding things easier! :)

thehomespunheart said...

Rachel: Yes, these need to be either refrigerated or frozen. Enjoy!

Robin said...

Yummy- it has been years since I have these. Now I'm hoping to make them for Christmas. :)

Julia said...

thanks so much - worked great!

Lee said...

Can you repost the names of Jesus Christmas Garland? I can't find it.

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

Blog hopping today. My grandma TOTALLY made these! Flood of memories over here :)