Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Treats: Butter Mints

     Butter Mints are some of my very favorite treats.  When I was a kid, Mom used butter mints for every birthday.  Butter mints and Skittles.  And GORP.   Mom bought hers from the store, but I seriously love these homemade ones for Christmas.  I found them here, but apparently they originally came from Southern Living in December 2003.


Butter Mints
4 oz cream cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Melt cream cheese and butter in large saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Gradually stir in powdered sugar; add peppermint and vanilla extracts, stirring until well blended.
Divide cream cheese mixture into 10 (1/4-cup) portions; roll each into a 12-inch rope. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Let stand, uncovered, 4 hours or until firm.

Put these away as quick as they dry because you'll never keep the kids out of them! 


  1. I have never seen anything like this and it sounds delish!

    1. These are great, Chinmayie! Not too sweet and melt in your mouth!

  2. My husband would LOVE these butter mints - one of his favorite treats, as well. Who knew you could make them? Thank you for sharing your recipe! They look so much prettier than store bought ones, too.

    1. These are a piece of cake to make, Hannah! Your husband will be veeeeerry happy!

    2. Bob will indeed be happy when he gets home...I just tasted a butter mint and it's wonderful. I am not a big fan of butter mints, but I these just made me a convert. Again, homemade is so much better than store-bought! Thanks for sharing!

    3. Oh good, Hannah! I hope the loves them, too!

  3. These look wonderful, Brooke! I will make these!!


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