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Festive Cream Cheese Mints Recipe

These festive cream cheese mints are so festive, super easy to make, and are the perfect addition to cookie trays and gift baskets!

festive christmas cream cheese mints recipe

Festive Cream Cheese Mints

I am not the most adept cook or baker. When I was young I could bake like there was no tomorrow, but I’m pretty sure that’s because I didn’t have a house to take care of and a job to do. These days, I bake because I want to give the kids some good memories and have some yummy treats for the holidays.

Anything that is easy is a winner recipe for me. These cream cheese mints are the best because not only do they include peppermint essential oil (totally optional, you can use mint extract) but they do not need to be baked! Woot!

cream cheese mint patties mixture in bowl

The dough for the cream cheese mints is started out by mixing the cream cheese with the mint of your choice. You may prefer to use mint extract but I like to use peppermint essential oil for several reasons. There are so many amazing uses for peppermint oil and one of them is baking! Peppermint essential oil has so many health benefits as it’s all natural and comes from a plant.

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When making treats with so much sugar, I like to have some health benefits if I can!

cream cheese mints rolled into balls

Add in the powdered sugar and milk and mix until combined and smooth. You can sift the powdered sugar if desired to make it smoother. Add more powdered sugar and the sprinkles and mix again. Now, you will add the remaining powdered sugar and need to mix the dough with your hands. Knead it until the dough is again smooth and all mixed well.

cream cheese mints flattened with a fork

Roll into small balls and then roll in the sugar. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and store in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then remove from refrigerator and flatten the balls gently with a fork. Store the cream cheese mints in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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festive cream cheese mint patties recipe

Cream Cheese Mint Patties

These festive cream cheese mints are so festive, super easy to make, and are the perfect addition to cookie trays and gift baskets!


  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar divided
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract or 10 drops peppermint oil
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup holiday sprinkles divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar

holiday cream cheese mints recipe

Cream Cheese Mint Patties


  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract (or 10 drops peppermint oil)
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup holiday sprinkles, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Using a hand mixer, combine cream cheese and mint extract in medium mixing bowl.
  2. Blend in 2 cups powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
  3. Add 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons sprinkles. Mix again.
  4. Knead in remaining cup of powdered sugar using hands until dough is consistent and smooth.
  5. In a separate small bowl, combine sugar and 2 tablespoons sprinkles.
  6. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls and roll in sugar combination.
  7. Place balls onto a baking sheet.
  8. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  9. Remove from refrigerator and flatten gently with a fork.
  10. Store mints in refrigerator.

Will you make these cream cheese mints this year? What other easy recipes would you try? Come on, I need to know!

Try these other festive holiday treats!

Chocolate Sweet Potato Christmas Cookieschocolate sweet potato christmas cookies

Mint Chocolate Almond Bark
Frosted Holiday Mint Brownies

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