Christmas Cream Cheese Buttermints

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 in Cookies | 8 comments

Christmas Cream Cheese Buttermints

Okay okay I promise this is my very last post of the year for peppermint.  I can’t help it. I just love peppermint, especially this time of year.  There’s just something so festive about the cooling and wintery taste peppermint always has.  Which is why these Christmas cream cheese buttermints are the perfect thing to serve after the most delicious Christmas dinner.

Cream Cheese Mints


These cream cheese buttermints melt in your mouth the second you put them in. It’s pretty incredible and totally irresistible! And they have just enough tangy cream cheese flavor to separate them from your store bought mint melts.

Cream Cheese Mints

This post is short and sweet because I know the Holidays are a crazy time of year and you need to get started on these mints creams! The recipe is quick and easy and super simple to prepare but they make a huge impression! After I made, I tried so hard to save them for my Christmas eve dinner with friends to show off my festiveness but I just couldn’t resist. I ate about half the pan in half a day…..these are totally addicting!

Christmas Cream Cheese Buttermints


  • 4oz Softened Cream Cheese
  • 3 3/4 cups Sifted Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Softened Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Peppermint
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Green Food Coloring


Recipe adapted from Betty Crockers Cream Cheese Mints. Makes about 100 cut mints.


Step 1
In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, mix together the softened cream cheese, softened butter & sifted powdered sugar. Mix until combined. Add peppermint extract and mix until incorporated.
Step 2
Mix until the mixture forms a soft ball. Mixture will still be quite soft. Divide in half and color one half with the red coloring and the other half with the green coloring. Add enough to your desired color. If the mixture becomes too wet from the food coloring, add additional powdered sugar.
Step 3
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or until firm enough to handle.
Step 4
On a surface lightly dusted with powdered sugar, roll the dough into thin & long ropes. With kitchen scissors cut little pieces off the end. Place on parchment paper to dry for 2 hours. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.


  1. We have never tried butter mints! These looks really appetizing!

    • Thanks guys! These are the perfect little treat! Hope you have a fabulous New Years!

  2. I love to make homemade candy, and these buttermints look like the perfect thing to add to my list! They seem so festive and fun. And adictive, of course! Merry Christmas! x

    • Thank you Consuelo!! Merry Christmas to you too girl! Hope you have a fantastic holiday filled with joy & love!

  3. Liza- I can’t believe you made these! They looks great! can’t wait to give them a try- Happy Holidays 🙂

  4. I have actually never had a butter mint, but I am clearly missing out! Don’t apologize for all the peppermint-ness, that is the greatest flavour of the season girl! These looks so cute and festive and totally delish!

    • Thanks Taylor! You have to try them. They are little bites of bliss! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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