Cream Cheese Heart Mints Recipe
Recipe type: dessert
Cream Cheese Heart Mints Recipe perfect for Valentine's Day!
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups lightly packed powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon mint extract (or other flavor like vanilla, almond, raspberry, etc)
  • hot pink food coloring
  • 1 inch heart shaped cookie cutter
  • extra powdered sugar
  1. Use a food processor to pulse the cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar until it reaches a crumble.
  2. Add extract and pulse until it becomes a ball of dough.
  3. On a non-stick surface coated in powdered sugar, break the dough into 2 even chunks, set one aside.
  4. Place a few drops of hot pink food coloring on the dough and knead, adding powdered sugar as needed to prevent sticking, until the color is uniform.
  5. Coat a rolling pin in powdered sugar and roll the dough ⅛th inch thick. Use the cookie cutter to cut hearts and use a thin metal spatula to transfer them to a sheet of wax paper. Continue rolling and cutting the dough until there is about 2 tablespoons left.
  6. Mix the extra dough into the dough you set aside and knead, adding powdered sugar as needed to until it is a uniform light pink color.
  7. Repeat step 5.
  8. Allow the heart shaped mints to dry on wax paper for at least 2 hours before serving.
Recipe by Kat Balog at