Being cooped up in the house for 2 snow days with 3 kids can be nerve wracking. Why not spend the afternoon making some deliciously easy candy to sugar them up so they have the energy to destroy even faster!?! Not my smartest move, but if it counts, they had a lot of fun :) Chase picked the color (everything needs to be John Deere green in his eyes!). How adorable they would be for St. Patrick's Day. Tint them pink and they would be a fun way to say "I LOVE YOU" to your Valentine sweety. They would work excellent for a baby shower or wedding too. Keep warm and enjoy :)
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon mint extract
6-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
Sugar or sprinkles
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and mint extract until smooth. Gradually beat in as much confectioners' sugar as possible; knead in remaining confectioners' sugar.
Divide mixture into four portions. Shape into 1/2-in. balls. Dip one side of each ball into sugar. Place sugar side up on waxed paper. Flatten with a fork, forming a crisscross pattern. Let stand 1 hour or until dry before storing in airtight containers; refrigerate. May be stored for up to 1 week before serving. Makes 12 dozen.
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