Desserts forum: Raspberry Cream Cheese Mints

 
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ImageGardenGuyAZ
Dec 2, 2011 8:17 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
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Cream Cheese Mints
Ingredients
o 1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
o 1 (2 lb) packages powdered sugar
o 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
o 3/4 teaspoon raspberry extract (Watkins is what I used)
o food coloring (optional)
o granulated sugar ( for rolling)
Directions
1. Mixture will be dry.
2. Mix ingredients in a bowl (best if use dough hooks on your mixer).
3. Remove from bowl and knead.
4. You may add food coloring if you desire.
5. Roll in small balls and then roll the balls in granulated sugar.
6. Press into molds or slightly flatten balls.
7. Remove from mold.
8. Lay on wax paper to dry at least overnight.
9. Turn over and dry on other side.
10. Usually dry 24 hrs on each side.
11. If keeping longer than a couple of weeks, they need to be frozen.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
Imagestarlight1153
Dec 2, 2011 8:23 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
That looks yummy. Drooling May have to give them a try.
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Dec 2, 2011 8:31 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
They are yummy. I brought them in to work today, so everyone can have one or two pieces after lunch.


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
Imagestarlight1153
Dec 2, 2011 8:54 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Have you tired other flavors too besides the raspberry? If so, how did they turn out. I have a whole jar of raspberry jam, have to get the extract. Aggggg. I want some now. Toss me a couple of pieces would ya. Hilarious! They look like they will just melt in your mouth.
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Dec 2, 2011 8:56 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
I'll beam them up Barb. No, haven't tried any other flavors yet, but if I do, I will be sure to let you know the results :)
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
ImageMaridell
Dec 2, 2011 9:18 AM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
Drooling OMG those look amazing. I have never made mints...I am very very tempted!!!
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Dec 2, 2011 9:34 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
The pattern on the top, I just made with a fork. You can also use candy molds or anything else you might like too.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
ImageMaridell
Dec 2, 2011 10:04 AM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
I like the fork pattern just fine. I do believe I will add this to my small list of goodies...which I need to get started baking!
ImageZanymuse
Dec 2, 2011 12:41 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Do these candies need to be kept refrigerated?
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ImageGardenGuyAZ
Dec 2, 2011 2:52 PM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
They can be kept un-refrigerated for up to two weeks. You can also store some of them in the freezer, until you are ready to serve. It's good right after you make them to leave them out for one day to firm up a bit. When I make them, they never seem to last much more than a couple of days...lol!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
ImageMaridell
Dec 2, 2011 3:00 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
About how many does this recipe make?
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Dec 2, 2011 3:07 PM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
Oh boy, you guys are tough, and I did not count them.. I made mine slightly under the size of a 50 cent piece, and 1/4 of an inch thick. The recipe above made about 60 pieces of candy. And do use the bread dough hook. Makes for a lot better mixing!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
ImageMaridell
Dec 2, 2011 3:32 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
Hilarious! Thanks Alan Smiling
Imagestarlight1153
Dec 2, 2011 4:37 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
I like the fork press look on them. reminds me of mini pink peanut butter cookies. No dough hook here. Gotta do it by hand.
ImageMaridell
Dec 3, 2011 10:01 AM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
I'm back, needing "help" Whistling . I was able to find Cherry extract....no raspberry. I'm sure it ain't gonna be as yummy as raspberry....but do you think it will be okay? Would I still want to add the peppermint extract?
ImageMaridell
Dec 3, 2011 1:28 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
Okay, I answered my own question Big Grin Went with the peppermint and cherry. I'll call'em cherry cheesecake mints.
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They taste good...I am sure I would enjoy raspberry much more but oh well...
Imagestarlight1153
Dec 3, 2011 2:21 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Boy Maridell.... Them turned out good. Cherry sounds good too.

Let's see that's one for you.. one for me.. one for you two for me... oen for you three for me. Why don't ya just send me whole thing, and you can make some more. Whistling Hilarious!

Did you use a dough hook or do yours by hand? If by hand, was it hard to mix?
ImageMaridell
Dec 3, 2011 3:03 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
Hi Starlight, I did it by spoon, mixer, and by hand. I started with the spoon and then moved on, I do not have a hook so I used the beaters until it started to heavily collect and then I kneaded it by hand until the food coloring was completely worked in. It was not too bad to mix....worth it!

Make your OWN Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagestarlight1153
Dec 3, 2011 3:07 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Thanks for the mixing information. Smiling

Quoting:Make your OWN


Oh Fudge! Hilarious!

ImageMaridell
Dec 3, 2011 3:16 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
hee, hee, guess I won't get cubiteer of the year Whistling

your welcome on the mixing info I tip my hat to you.

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