Cream Cheese Candies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + standing
Makesabout 6 dozen
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint or almond extract
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
- Sugar or colored sugar, optional
- Mix cream cheese and extract until blended. Beat in 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar. Knead in remaining confectioners' sugar.
- Shape into 1/2-in. balls. If desired, roll in sugar. Place on waxed paper. Flatten with a fork. Let stand until firm, 1-2 hours. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 24 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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Dec 14, 2017
We make these every year. This recipe is our go to!
Dec 14, 2017
this is the recipe we have used for years...graduations, weddings etc. Nicest part is can be made a couple weeks ahead of need. Many flavors..anise for licorice, to many garden herb flavors as well as the traditional vanilla, peppermint, orange. My trick is to take a box of JELLO BRAND flavor you want and spin it to the finest powder, add alittle bit at a time to your sugars. I use this for frostings, etc other flavorings. Smells and taste like AWESOME. Then you don't have to have a special extract. Just a teaspoon of powder. I keep these in 8 oz canning jars or glass spice jars.
Dec 14, 2017
THREE ounces cream cheese"? Is that correct ?
Dec 23, 2016
Easy and better than you can buy at a store. Shared some with friends and they really liked them too. Thanks for sharing.
Apr 6, 2016
I just made these delicious candies .... using raspberry extract instead of peppermint or almond. If you are a fan of dark chocolate covered raspberry creams ..... this is the ticket!! The taste is almost like a raspberry swirl cheesecake .... and once dipped or drizzled with chocolate!!?? WOW!!!
Apr 30, 2013
I thought the flavor of these were really good, but no matter how much powdered sugar I added, they never got thick enough to be shaped. It was just a mess. Disappointing.
Dec 19, 2012
Not very happy with this recipe. All you can taste is the powdered sugar. I will not make it again.
Dec 16, 2012
These are the best!! They are easy to make and every one who has tried these are always asking me for the recipie every year at Christmas time! Expecially one very special friend! Love you Christina!
Dec 13, 2012
These are so EASY to make and are delicious. They are also pretty to put on the table during the holidays. I am constantly asked for the recipe!
Nov 9, 2012
Not only did I make the mint ones, I made another batch and used strawberry flavoring and red food coloring as another option. They were really good.