Easy Cream Cheese Mints:
1, 3-oz pkg. cream cheese (room temperature)
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. flavoring (peppermint, butter, almond, wintergreen or whatever)
Food coloring or colored sugar (optional)
2 1/2 – 3 cups powdered sugar
Mix cheese in bowl until soft. Add coloring (if desired) and flavoring and gradually add the sugar. Mix and knead until it is the consistency of pie dough or putty. Roll into balls the size of a marble. Dip in granulated sugar (if desired) and press firmly into a candy mold (or use a fork to flatten in a cross-hatch pattern). Unmold at once onto waxed paper. Once firm, transfer onto a cake rack and let dry for a few hours, then store in an air-tight container.