These gorgeous pink mints are easy enough to make with only 2 basic ingredients. I think they would make a lovely gift!
I chose to make them pink, because I love the colour and this batch is for my pink themed house warming party.
I think they would make a lovely after dinner mint, or even a gift if you are going visiting!
Approximately 100 grams of cream cheese (I used half a pack of the soft cream cheese from Lidl)
3 Cups of sieved icing sugar
1 teaspoon of peppermint essence
Food colouring if you choose – I used a few drops of red to make a nice soft pink colour.
Whip the cream cheese using an electric beater. When it is soft add in the peppermint essence and food colouring.
Now start adding the sieved icing sugar a cup at a time. You will find that the first cup is easy to mix in. The second cup is a little harder, and the third cup is quite tough. I landed up with a sandy texture that I thought would never mix. It was time to get my hands in and bring it together into a soft dough.
Using a sheet of parchment dusted in icing sugar, roll the fondant into a sausage and chill in the fridge for an hour.
I have a beautiful set of vintage mini biscuit cutters which I used to cut out some cute shapes. I also took the easy route an rolled little balls and simply pressed them with a fork.
Leave them out to dry overnight. Turn them the following day and let them dry again.
They should keep well in an airtight container for a week – if they last long enough.
I do try and eat well, but sometimes something a little bit naughty is nice.