Cream Cheese Mints Recipe


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Easy Cream Cheese Mints Recipe come together quickly and melt in your mouth! These no bake mints make a holiday and party favorite!

Cream Cheese Mints Recipe - These easy and delicious cream cheese mints melt in your mouth and make a favorite candy during Christmas or anytime! //

I remember as a little girl zeroing in on the location of these cream cheese mints anytime there was a bridal or baby shower, tea, or any other event or holiday where these little mints made an appearance.

Cream Cheese Mints Recipe

Sometimes they were tinted blue, pink, red or green for whichever occasion they were made to celebrate and sometimes they were left unadorned with just the simple mark from fork tines and a random dusting of confectioner’s sugar that fell off of the fork as it was pressed into the top of each mint.

And as much as I loved these little mints as a young girl, I love them even more now as an adult. I’m not sure if it is because of the pure nostalgia of them or that I can appreciate their taste a whole lot more now than I remember doing as I stood guard over them as a young girl.

But let me just tell you, they couldn’t be simpler to make and they are perfect for any get together – make that every get together!

How to Make Cream Cheese Mints

You can easily make them without, but I love the look of them made with a cookie press. You simply add the mint dough to your cookie press fitted with your choice of shape and press them as you would spritz cookies. Then, allow them to dry for about 2 1/2 hours or more and then carefully remove them from the baking sheet with a metal spatula.

Cream Cheese Mints Recipe - These easy and delicious cream cheese mints melt in your mouth and make a favorite candy during Christmas or anytime! //

Here’s my family’s Cream Cheese Mints recipe. I hope your family loves them as much as mine always has!

Cream Cheese Mints Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Cream Cheese Mints Recipe – These easy and delicious cream cheese mints melt in your mouth and make a favorite candy during Christmas or anytime!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 36 mints


  • 3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract


  • Mix cream cheese, butter, confectioners sugar, and extract until well-combined and a dough is formed. Roll into small balls. Place on parchment paper. Press each ball with tines of fork dipped in confectioners sugar. Allow to stand at room temperature for 2 1/2 hours. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.


To make with a cookie press: Make dough as directed and then put dough into cookie press fitted with shape of choice. Press mints onto a baking sheet (without parchment paper!) and allow to dry for 2 1/2 hours. Carefully remove from sheet pan with metal spatula.


Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.01mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Susan says:

    These are delicious. I used a cookie press and the non-shiny side of heavy duty aluminum foil, which worked out great.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks so much, Susan!

  2. Ellie says:

    I followed this recipe and used a cookie press on baking sheets. After 3 hours I couldn’t remove the mints without breaking them – they were too soft. I let them dry a few more hours and kept checking with no luck. Stuck them in the freezer for a bit and they broke even more. I’m not sure what to do. They taste good, but they’re stuck.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I’m sorry this happened, Ellie. I’ve never had this happen and don’t know what caused it.

  3. Donna says:

    Do they freeze well?

    1. Mary Mauldin says:

      Can I freeze the mints? Can they stay in freezer for a month.
      My mother made these for my wedding and I want to try to do the same
      for my granddaughter.
      I appreciate your answer. The wedding is the 1st part of April.

    2. Robyn Stone says:

      Mary, you can freeze these mints. Store in an airtight freezer-safe container up to 2 months. What a sweet tradition to carry on for your granddaughter.