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.)

Printable Recipe

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
Granulated 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.

Printable version found here!

Linking up with: Emily, Mandy, Nikki, Darlene, Cynthia, Ali, Melt in your Mouth Mondays, Pint Sized Baker, The Recipe Critic, Kathy, Kayla, Kayla, Lisa


  1. I love this!! I copied the recipe and will be trying it w/ my kids.....we like cream cheese and mint...........70 won't go too far w/ my group, but at least there will be more people to help form them. On second thought, maybe we will leave the guys OUT of the forming and just dole the mints out to them AFTER they are formed. :) Thank you for sharing this. Gentle Joy

    1. I will admit, I too snuck a few during the forming process! Hope you love them too!!

  2. So beautiful!

    Coming from Melt in Your Mouth Monday. Visit my blog and say Hi!

  3. YUM! These look {and sound} delicious! Bookmarking the recipe for later
    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Stopping by from SITS

  4. My moms sister used to make these. They can be kind of addicting if you're not careful. This is my first visit. Stopping by from
    Spatulas On Parade

  5. These sounds like a tasty treat! Plus, they seem quite easy to make. I could make these and have them around to pop in mouth when I need a quick snack. #SITSBlogging

  6. These are always my favorite thing at wedding/anniversary/graduation receptions. I like them even more than the cake :)


  7. These look so delicious, and pretty too!

  8. What a fabulous idea, I love this! I am even happier that it does not have any of my son's allergens so I could make this for him to!

  9. These mints look DE-LISH! I would probably eat them all before I shared. I am going to put this recipe in my bookmarks for later.

  10. Love these mints! They are the best, I had them for my baby showers!

  11. I love mints! These sound really good. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  12. Your site is sooooooooooo pretty pretty prettyyyyyy I can't get over it :) I always wanted to know how to make these and had no idea how simple they are!!! cool :D thanks for sharing!