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Flavored Mints                                        Diane Christensen

3 oz. cream cheese                                        2 ˝ - 3 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar

˝ tsp. mint extract or flavor of your choice        6 drops or less of food coloring

Fine granulated sugar to roll in

Cream softened cream cheese with 1 ˝ cup confectioner’s sugar.  Add flavoring and color and blend well.  Add remaining confectioner’s sugar 1/4 c. at a time until a soft kneadable dough is formed.  Knead the dough for a few minutes on a clean countertop in confectioner’s sugar.  Chill.  Use in small batches.  Shape ball of dough.  Roll in sugar and press into sugared molds.  Pop out on to waxed paper.  Leave out to air dry overnight or at least for several hours.  Store in airtight container in refrigerator or in freezer for several months.