Piped Cream Cheese Peppermints

Piped Cream Cheese Peppermints

Looking for the perfect hostess gift? Look no more! These no-bake piped cream cheese peppermints are done in 10 minutes and can be made up to 3 months in advance. You can also use them to decorate a cake or dress them up with some fancy sprinkles.

YIELDS

100 mints

PREP TIME

10 minutes

COOK TIME

4 hours 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS

What you need:

  • ½ cup (115 g) full-fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tsp (5 g) unsalted butter
  • ⅛ tsp (1 g) fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) peppermint extract
  • ¼ tsp (2 ml) vanilla extract
  • teal gel food colouring (or desired colour)
  • 4 cups (480 g) Redpath® Icing Sugar, sifted

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, blend cream cheese until creamy and smooth. Meanwhile, in a small microwave-proof bowl, melt together butter and salt, about 10 to 20 seconds. Stir to dissolve salt. Set aside.

2. Add melted butter to cream cheese, cream until butter and salt is fully incorporated. Add extracts and a dot of food colouring (use a skewer or toothpick to control the amount, as gel food colourings are very strong). Mix until the food colouring is evenly blended throughout the cream cheese mixture.

3. Sift in the sifted Redpath® Icing Sugar in parts, blend well after each addition before adding more. Cream together until all icing sugar is fully incorporated into the cream cheese.

4. Place cream cheese mixture into a piping bag fitted with the desired star tip. Pipe desired shapes onto prepared baking sheet. Let stand at room temperature to completely dry for at least 4 hours.

5. Store in an airtight container, layered between parchment or wax paper, in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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CHEF'S TIP

  • Sifting the icing sugar is key to a smooth and creamy mint.
  • Different flavourings and extracts can be used in place of the peppermint (e.g. vanilla, lemon, orange, coconut, rum, cherry, banana, chocolate). Use a different food-colouring to match the flavour.