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Citrus Mints

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 4 hrs, 30 mins
Yield

Makes about 13 dozen

Use powdered sugar to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.

Ingredients

  • 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

  1. 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.

  2. Cream Cheese Mints: Prepare recipe as directed, omitting peppermint extract and zests.