Cream Cheese Mints

3 oz. cream cheese, softened ½-1 t. peppermint extract 3 c. powdered sugar colored sugar or nonpareils In a small mixing bowl stir together softened cream cheese and peppermint extract. Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring till mixture is smooth. (Knead in the last of the powdered sugar with your hands.) Form cream cheese mixture into 3/4-in. balls. Roll each ball in colored sugar or nonpareils; place on parchment paper. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a juice glass or with the tines of a fork. (Or sprinkle small candy molds lightly with sugar. Press about ¾ to 1 t. cream cheese mixture into each mold. Remove from mold.) Cover mints with paper towels; let dry overnight. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator. Makes 48-60 pieces.

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