Kayla is really beginning to show her cooking skills lately! At almost 13 years of age, she knows how to read a recipe, bake from scratch, and almost can cook a complete meal for the family! So excited about that! She made these yummy No Cook Mints just the other day all by herself.
Her latest creation are these creamy no cook mints that she discovered in my Kitchenaid cookbook. They are great to get rid of foul tasting food in your mouth (like garlic or onions). Just pop one in your mouth after dinner and voila! No more smelly breath! They keep well in the refrigerator (which is where ours are set).
Creamy No Cook Mints
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 1/4 tsp mint extract
- 2 drops green food color
- 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Place cream cheese, mint extract, and food color in mixer bowl and beat until smooth. Gradually add
- powdered sugar and mix until mixture becomes very stiff. Shape mixture into 3/4 inch balls,using 1 tablespoon for each ball. Roll in superfine sugar. Place on waxed paper covered with superfine sugar. Flatten slightly with thumb to form 1/4 inch thick patties or cut in any shapes with cookie cutters.Store mints, tightly covered, in refrigerator or freeze them.
These would be great to give as gifts during the holidays, don't you think?
What is your favorite mint flavored treat?