Recipe By Susan
Published Jul 1st
Mackie’s Cream Cheese Mints
Prep 20m Cook - Additional 2h 30m Ready In 2h 50m
Servings 4 dozen Calories 90.8

These very easy-to-make mints are wonderful not only for weddings, but for parties or anytime! Mmm, minty fresh!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pounds confectioners' sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 teaspoons butter flavored extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • ½ teaspoon green food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon yellow food coloring

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In medium bowl, cream together confectioners' sugar and cream cheese until smooth. Divide into three sections and mix peppermint extract and green food coloring into the first, butter flavored extract and 1/2 teaspoon yellow food coloring into the second, and lemon extract and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon yellow food coloring into the third.
  2. 2 Roll each section out onto a flat surface and cut with small cookie cutters, or press into candy molds. Allow individual mints to air dry for 2 hours. Then refrigerate or freeze until serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 90.8
  • Carbohydrate 19 g
  • Cholesterol 5.1 mg
  • Fat 1.6 g
  • Protein 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Sodium 14 mg
  • Sugar 18.5 g


  1. Five stars if you make some changes--Our family has used this basic recipe for years but as many discovered the hard way, not with as much flavoring. Our recipe calls for 1 teaspoon total flavoring for the entire recipe. (I like 1/2 vanilla and 1/2 peppermint--almond is also very good) You also must use paste - Read more ...
  2. Well we had high hopes for these with some changes but they just weren't the best. They pretty much tasted like little blobs of flavored frosting although the peppermint of course tasted the most like a mint. Basically we cut the amount of extract in half. There was enough flavoring but they still just tasted - Read more ...
  3. This is a really great basic recipe. The 2 lbs. of powdered sugar and 8 oz of cream cheese are perfect proportions. However the food coloring and flavoring is really optional. I used only 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract for the whole recipe. Then I added a whole bottle of red food coloring and extra powdered - Read more ...
  4. Way too overpowering! It felt like I was eating toothpaste.
  5. These didn't work for me at all. The dough was way too sticky to roll out so I let it sit overnight and it was STILL too sticky. Also the flavoring was so strong I had to throw them away. I know this is the recipe I was looking for I think I just need - Read more ...
  6. They really are good mints. I would just put in a little less of the extracts... especially the mint. It was a little strong for my taste.
  7. The recipe calls for way too much flavoring. Using the 2 teaspoons called for in the recipe is excessive. When I cut the flavoring down to an 1/8 of a teaspoon these were perfect.
  8. My mom and I have been making these for years. They are always a hit! They are especially cute for baby showers pressed into a cute candy mold. I love the minty flavor.
  9. These were not very well liked by my family. They were too strong smelling and tasting. I ended up throwing them out. This will not be made again.