Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cream Cheese Candies

This little candy was one of our favorites for any special time, especially at Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Birthdays, Halloween, well, anytime.

1 - 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon almond extract (can use vanilla, peppermint, orange, or others)
3 cups confectioners' sugar
Enough food coloring to get the color you want. (Green and red for Christmas, or what ever you want.)
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese with preferred extract. Beat in half the confectioners' sugar until smooth. Knead (with hands if you want to ) in remaining confectioners' sugar. Shape dough into small nickle size balls. Place on baking sheets covered with wax paper. Flatten with thumb to make a flat candy. Use any thing from your kitchen to make a design in the candy if you want. I have some tiny plastic cookie cutters that work good if you don't press to hard. Allow to stand 1 hour to harden. Store in airtight containers in refrigerator.

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