I am a complete sucker for quick and easy recipes that use a minimal of ingredients and don’t have a million steps. My recipe for butter mints is exactly that. About 12 years ago, when I was preparing for my wedding and reception, my mother-in-law offered to make these for the reception tables. They were a huge hit and since then I’ve made these for various occasions. Whether you are hosting a graduation party, cookout or are planning a baby shower, bridal shower, or wedding, these are a sure crowd pleaser. Don’t let the name fool you–there is actually no butter in these mints! However, they are sweet, minty, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Easy Butter Mints
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
2 lb. bag confectioner’s sugar
mint oil or mint extract*
Set cream cheese out to soften, or microwave in short increments until it is very soft. Place in a large mixing bowl and add entire 2 lb. bag of 10x sugar. Mix by hand until dough is uniform. Add in several drops of mint oil or mint extract to taste. Add in several drops of food coloring, if desired. Mix mint and coloring in well by hand. Form into small balls and roll in granulated sugar. You can either flatten with a fork or use a small push-mold to make shapes. Place on wax paper. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator until serving. Enjoy!
**Mint oil is highly concentrated and only takes several drops.
Mint extract is not as concentrated and may take more to ensure minty flavor.