Cinnamon Swirl Cream Cheese Mints
A new twist on a classic cream cheese mint!
Recipe type: Candy
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 7 to 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 drops cinnamon candy flavoring and red gel food coloring for red candy
  • ½ teaspoon butter OR vanilla liquid flavoring for white candy
  1. Place softened cream cheese and butter in large mixing bowl beat with mixer until fluffy
  2. Add 2 cups of confectioners sugar and mix well. Continue adding one cup of sugar at a time until 7 cups are mixed in. Mixture should be like stiff cookie dough. If it is more moist than sticky, add another ½ to 1 cup of powdered sugar.
  3. Divide mixture into two equal parts. Add red gel food coloring, along with the cinnamon flavoring and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for two hours. Add ½ teaspoon flavoring to the second half, mix well, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Remove one bowl from refrigerator and, working quickly on wax or parchment paper brushed with powdered sugar, form a rope about 8 inches long and half inch in diameter. Return bowl to refrigerator and repeat with other color of mixture. Lay two ropes side by side and slightly twist them together by grasping one end of the combined ropes and turning three or four times. Work with only a small portion of the candy mix at a time.
  5. Immediately slice twist into half inch to one inch thick slices, depending on the size you want. Flatten with fingers and form as needed. Dip bottom of candy in powdered sugar before placing on parchment or wax paper lightly brushed with powdered sugar. Leave to dry for a few hours before storing in airtight container.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at