1/4 cup unsalted butter
8 oz cream cheese (1 package)
4-5 cup powdered sugar (
1 tsp flavoring - peppermint, vanilla butter, lemon, banana, etc.
Food coloring

You can make your own by combining
4 cups granulated sugar with 2 tbsp potato starch in a blender blend on high speed for 3-4 minutes until powdery.


Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and stir till softened and partially melted into the butter.

Melting butter and cream cheese in a saucepan.

Turn off the heat. Add 4 cups of the powdered sugar to the pan and stir to form a soft sugary dough. If the dough seems to liquid or loose, slowly add more sugar till it firms up-- it should be firm enough to mold and shape. If making only one flavor, add 1 tsp of flavoring to the dough (or more to taste) and stir well.

Powdered sugar stirred into melted butter in a saucepan.
Divide dough into four equal portions. If making more than one flavor, add 1/4 tsp of flavoring (or more to taste) to each separate portion of dough and stir well.

Dough divided into four small bowls for coloring.

Color the dough by adding a few drops of food coloring to each portion of dough. For a pastel color, use 2-3 drops of food coloring per portion. For more vibrant color, add more drops.

Dough in four small bowls in four colors.
Shape the candies into round disks of about 1/2 tbsp each. Score them on top with a fork,

Using a fork to press designs in candies.
Allow to dry on parchment or wax paper for a few hours until the candies set. Store candies in a sealed Jar.