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Cream Cheese Heart Mints Recipe

Cream Cheese Heart Mints Recipe perfect for Valentine's Day!
Course: Dessert


  • 3 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon butter room temperature
  • 3 cups lightly packed powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract or other flavor like vanilla, almond, raspberry, etc
  • hot pink food coloring
  • 1 inch heart shaped cookie cutter
  • extra powdered sugar


  • Use a food processor to pulse the cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar until it reaches a crumble.
  • Add extract and pulse until it becomes a ball of dough.
  • On a non-stick surface coated in powdered sugar, break the dough into 2 even chunks, set one aside.
  • 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.
  • Coat a rolling pin in powdered sugar and roll the dough 1/8th 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.
  • 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.
  • Repeat step 5.
  • Allow the heart shaped mints to dry on wax paper for at least 2 hours before serving.