Use powdered sugar to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.
4 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
How to Make It
Heat first 2 ingredients in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring to blend. Stir in peppermint extract and zests. Divide mixture into 8 portions, and roll each into a 12-inch rope. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Let stand 4 hours.
Cream Cheese Mints: Prepare recipe as directed, omitting peppermint extract and zests.