Candy

Holiday Cream Cheese Mints

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Well the holidays are in full force! It is time to make candy and cookie plans. These Cream Cheese Mints are so easy that the kids can even help with them. You can use different gel colors to obtain the holiday hues you are looking for. I picked up these gel colors from a baking shop in town. Hunter green and super red were perfect colors for the upcoming Christmas season.

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4 ounces cream cheese softened
1 tablespoon butter softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 drops peppermint oil (to taste)
Gel coloring
  1. Using mixer blend together cream cheese and butter. Slowly add powdered sugar until the mixture pulls away from the side and begins to form a ball. If necessary add a couple more tablespoons of...
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Nutritions

Calories
118

Sodium
17mg
0% DV

Fat
2g
3% DV

Protein
0.4g
0% DV

Carbs
26g
8% DV

Fiber
0.2g
0% DV

This traditional German Christmas Stollen bread is a festive addition to your holiday celebration! The rich, buttery sweet bread is studded with a variety of dried fruits like cranberries, cherries and raisins, nuts, subtle notes of citrus, and plenty of warm spices. Finish it off with a blizzard of powdered sugar, grab a warm cup of coffee, and settle in for the ultimate cozy treat!

For the Fruit:
1 c raisins
1/3 c golden raisins
1/3 c sweetened dried cranberries
1/3 c dried cherries
3 T dark rum or orange juice
For the Sponge:
2 packets active dry yeast
1/4 c warm water
2/3 c whole milk
1 t honey
1 c all purpose flour
For the Dough:
1/3 c honey
1 egg
1/2 c salted butter
1 T lemon zest
1 t salt
1/2 t ground nutmeg
1/2 c chopped nuts
3-4 c all purpose flour
vegetable oil ( for coating the bowl )
For the Filling:
2 T salted butter
2 t ground cinnamon
3 T granulated sugar
For the Topping:
1/2 c confectioners sugar
2 loaves

PREPARE FRUIT