8 ounces soft cream cheese
6 tablespoons soft butter
3/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract (NOT mint extract)
2 pounds sifted powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 drops red(or any other color) food coloring
Combine and push mint mixture into a pastry bag, icing syringe or squeeze bottle with a decorative tip. Create desired shapes for mints. Let set 1 hour.
When my own children were small we would decorate the Christmas tree, and after it was done we would place the Home Interior manger scene directly under the tree in it's special place. We would play Christmas music, drink hot chocolate and sit with just Christmas lights on. I miss those days of having small children and having my father here with me. He would get as excited about the tree as I did. I am blessed to have had many years of Christmases that I was able to share with my dad.