What you'll need:

1 3oz package of softened cream cheese.
1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract.
3 cups of sifted powdered sugar.
Granulated sugar.
A few drops of food coloring.
A candy mold, if you want to be fancy.

In a small mixing bowl combine softened cream and peppermint extract. Gradually beat in powdered sugar with electric mixer until the mixture is smooth. Knead in the last of the powdered sugar with your hands. Knead in food coloring until evenly distributed.

Sprinkle small candy molds lightly with granulated sugar. Press about 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon cream cheese mixture into each mold. Remove from mold.

(Alternatively, form the mixture into 3/4 inch balls and dip each ball in the sugar, then place on wax paper. Flatten them all with a fork or something.)

Let dry over night. Makes 6-8 dozen molded mints, or about four dozen mint patties.

Recipe brought to you by my mom's old cookbook. The title has worn off, but it's red and white checkered pattern if that helps any.

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