Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Tasty Tuesday- Cream Cheese Mints
I have to know that somebody else out there remembers the melt in your mouth Russell Stover Rosebud Mints? When I was a kid I was only allowed one every so often because they were so rich. But I distinctly remember in the evenings when we would all watch television I would wait until my mother would doze off and then I would quietly crawl across the floor to the kitchen and sneak a mint. I never remember ever sneaking any other food growing up but those mints. Sadly, by the time I was old enough to buy a box of my own they were discontinued. Probably a blessing in disguise as I would have devoured them all in one sitting. Easily.
Nonetheless I have been searching high and low for a dupe and ladies and gentlemen, I do believe I have found it. These mints are so super easy and ridiculously delicious. This recipe makes about 70 mints, so make them for your next party, bridal/baby shower, or when you just want to have a bowl of mints. (Not saying I've ever done that or anything.)
Here's what you'll need:
3 oz. softened cream cheese
1/4 cup all-vegetable shortening
1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil
4 cups confectioners' sugar
Start by beating together the cream cheese, shortening, and peppermint oil with a mixer until nice and smooth. Gradually add confectioners' sugar until well combine. Roll dough into small balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, using a fork to to press each ball flat and dipping the top into granulated sugar. Cover with plastic wrap and let mints harden overnight.
Linking up with: Emily, Mandy, Nikki, Darlene, Cynthia, Ali, Melt in your Mouth Mondays, Pint Sized Baker, The Recipe Critic, Kathy, Kayla, Kayla, Lisa