I helped a friend of mine make these for a baby shower over fifteen years ago and was instantly hooked. Somehow they turned in to a Christmas tradition. It is a good thing I only make them once a year, because I end up eating a lot of them! They are so simple and delicious!!
Cream Cheese Mints
1 (8oz.) package cream cheese*
1/4 cup butter
2 pounds powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon peppermint, wintergreen or lemon extract