Cream Cheese Peppermint Christmas Buttons Recipe
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CREAM CHEESE PEPPERMINT CHRISTMAS BUTTONS - Super Easy to make Christmas Recipe, fantastically festive and always a hit with kids and adults alike! Make these Cream Cheese Peppermint Buttons for holidays and enjoy with your family!
For peppermint buttons:
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 ½ - 5 cups powdered sugar
  • Red gel food color, optional
For filling:
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
For garnish:
  • Crushed peppermint candies or crushed candy cane, optional
To make peppermints buttons:
  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and one cup powdered sugar
  3. Add peppermint extract and red gel food color and mix until combined
  4. Gradually add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until combined
  5. Scoop out a teaspoon of the dough and form into a ball
  6. Place it on prepared baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the dough
  7. Use the end of a small measuring spoon to create a well (dust the measuring spoon with powdered sugar if it sticks)
  8. Chill the peppermint buttons until firm about 1 hour
To make white chocolate filling:
  1. Add white chocolate chips to heat resistant bowl, set aside
  2. Bring heaving whipping cream just to a simmer and pour over the top of the white chocolate chips
  3. Let stand for 1-2 minutes and then stir until completely smooth
  4. Spoon a teaspoon of filling into each peppermint button
  5. Chill for about an hour or until filling has set up
  6. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies, if desired
  7. Store in refrigerator
Recipe by Yummiest Food Recipes at