CHRISTMAS PEPPERMINT PATTIES – 4 INGREDIENTS – SO EASY

I tend to go on a peppermint craze around the Holidays and these Easy Christmas Peppermint Patties hit the spot! They are so pretty for Holiday parties and always such a hit. I could eat a whole bowl of these if I am not careful. These taste so much better homemade!

Christmas Peppermint Patties

If you enjoy York Peppermint Patties, these taste ever better! The flavor is awesome and the inside is softer and creamier.

The dough is made with just 4-ingredients.  We use just a few drops of peppermint extract, but you can adjust to your taste.  You can go with all white or separate the dough and add color. Roll into balls, roll into sugar, then flatten with a fork- that’s it! So easy and delicious!

Ingredients you will need:

  • cream cheese
  • confectioners’ sugar
  • peppermint extract
  • milk
  • red and green gel food coloring

These are such a great idea for parties and you can use any colors for whatever Holiday. These also make adorable Christmas gifts. Package the peppermint patties in a decorative tin can or large mason jar.

Christmas Peppermint Patties

TIPS FOR PEPPERMINT PATTY RECIPE:

  • You can dip the patties in melted milk, dark or white chocolate if you prefer. However, we like these just the way they are.
  • We like to use gel food coloring for this recipe. This keeps the dough from getting too sticky.

CHRISTMAS PEPPERMINT PATTIES

prep time: 10 MINS   total time:10 MINS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 block (4 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar divided
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • red and green gel food coloring
  • 1/2 cup sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Divide into three portions. Tint one portion red and the other one green; leave remaining portion white. Shape into 3/4-in. balls; roll in sugar, then pop them in the refrigerator to cool and harden. Flatten with a fork like you would a peanut butter cookie. Store mints in the refrigerator when not being served. These freeze really well also!