Cinnamon Swirl Cream Cheese Mints Recipe | Barbara Bakes (2024)

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A soft, creamy cinnamon cream cheese candy that requires no cooking. This would be a fun, easy candy to make with kids.

Recently I pinned some adorable little white and yellow cream cheese candies fromErin’s Food Files.It’s a simple recipe that has been blogged about many times. The recipe is even in the recipe booklet that accompanied the cinnamon oil I bought to flavor the mints.

They were a fun, easy way to start off 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats hosted by Brenda,Meal Planning Magic.I’ve been doing 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies for the past three years, but this year they’ve changed it up to include all Christmas Treats. So although it’s early for Christmas, I’m already pinning treat ideas and dreaming up fun new cookies for the holidays.

I like the cinnamon mints with the little swirl, so I decided to make a cinnamon swirl version of these candies. To make the swirl I rolled the dough into ropes and twisted the ropes together. I used the small end of a melon baller to help portion and shape the dough.

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Cinnamon Swirl Cream Cheese Mints

Prep Time30 minutes mins

Total Time30 minutes mins

Course: Miscellaneous

Keyword: candy, cooking, food, recipe

Author: Barbara Schieving


  • 1 3 oz package cream cheese softened
  • 3 cups powdered confectioners sugar
  • 4 -6 drops of cinnamon oil
  • 4 -6 drops red food coloring I used red gel
  • granulated sugar


  • In a mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese and powdered sugar with a hand mixer on low speed until smooth. You want a pie dough consistency. Add cinnamon oil and mix well.

  • Divide the dough in half. Add red food coloring to one half to achieve the desired color. Divide each color into thirds.

  • On a powdered sugar coated surface (I used a Silpat) roll one third of the white dough into a rope and one third of the pink dough into a rope. Twist the ropes around each other.

  • Shape dough into ½ inch balls (I used the small end of a melon baller to portion out the dough) and roll in granulated sugar.

  • Place on baking sheets, flatten with a fork, and allow to stand 1 hour to harden. Store in airtight containers in refrigerator.




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  1. Caty Cabernoch

    Ok I thought the same as other commentators but it’s not anywhere in the recipe that they should be chilled to work with it. I had the most unattractive mints till my mom said that won’t work put em in the fridge and start over. I’m still sceptical but the two mixes have been chilling for about 12 hrs. I added extra cinnamon to the red one and extra red dye than what recipe calls for. That might be the problem but idk. I’m
    Not giving up! After coffee I’m back at it


    • Barbara Schieving

      Hi Caty – Thanks for the feedback. I wonder if you live in a humid climate? My climate is fairly dry, so that may make a difference.


  2. Katie

    I think that by definition, Mints contain mint. These are cinnamon candies, not mints.


  3. Joy

    I love this recipe. I don’t belive the 12 weeks of christmas already started. 😀


  4. Sue

    What perfectly adorable little mints!


  5. Eileen

    These would look perfect on a holiday cookie tray. I’m already thinking ahead for this season’s line up. I think these will be in it. Thanks!


  6. cindy

    I made these years ago, but mine were not so pretty. I think I need to try again.


  7. Megan

    These cream cheese mints have been on my must make list for a long time. I even bought some little molds to mold them. You have inspired me. Now I wonder what I did with those molds! LOL


  8. Kayla

    These are too cute! I definitely want to try these.


  9. Lauren

    I am so making this! But where can i find cinnamon oil?


  10. RecipeNewZ

    Beautiful candy! Everyone on RecipeNewZ loved it, so now it is featured on our Facebook “hall of fame” page: Congratulations and thank you for the wonderful recipe!


  11. Brenda @ Meal Planning Magic

    I don’t have a whole lot of experience making candies but these look like a simple and delicious one to get started with! Glad you’re part of the hop this year!


  12. Barbara

    Well aren’t those fun?! You’re right, Barbara. Great recipe for kids in the kitchen.


  13. Jersey Girl Cooks

    These are such pretty little treats. When you mentioned 12 weeks until Xmas, it was a alittle startling. Can’t believe it will be here so soon.


  14. Coleens Recipes

    This recipe is going directly onto my “make for Christmas” list, thank you!!


  15. Julia

    I love the color of those mints!


  16. Trisha

    I’ve had my eye on this for about a year now. Looks like you beat me to it Barbara. These look real pretty.


  17. Kristen

    Oh are these like those wedding mints? I forgot how much I love these! Can’t wait to try them. Thank you!


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