• 1 package cream cheese (250g), softened
  • 5 1/2 cups powdered icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Food dye, optional


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. Place the softened cream cheese in a large bowl and beat until smooth with an electric mixer.
  3. Add the peppermint extract, to taste, then half of the powdered icing sugar.
  4. Beat to incorporate, then slowly beat in the remaining powdered icing sugar. 
  5. Color the cream cheese mixture with food coloring, if desired.
  6. Fit a piping bag with a large star tip. Scoop the cream cheese mixture into the piping bag and cut off the tip of the piping bag.
  7. Swirl 1/2 Tablespoon amounts of the cream cheese mixture into the prepared parchment paper-lined baking sheets to form small candies.
  8. Allow the cream cheese mints to set at room temperature for 1.5 to 2 hours. Store in a sealed container at room temperature.