Butter Mint Cookies Recipe
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Butter Mint Cookies Recipe

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These delicate cookies with a touch of mint were a big hit when I made them for a party at work. —Anita Epitropou, Zion, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Green colored sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 148 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (3g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  2. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten with a glass dipped in colored sugar. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Butter Mint Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p111

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"These are good. Have a shortbread-like texture and were super easy to make due to the small number of ingredients, i used a glass with a pattern on the bottom for flattening, which made them even prettier. I think I will try a different flavor extract and color sugar next time for variety."

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"I have made these since I first saw the recipe. I have substituted many flavorings, and added chips, shaved chocolate,or chocolate mint bar, and every time they disappear! They are one of the quickest, most versatile cookies I have made. They taste wonderful no matter how I make them."

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"I used peppermint this time- great fast cookie recipe!"

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"The cookies are okay and easy to make, but there is WAY too much peppermint in them. I'd only use HALF the recommended amount if I made them again."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

"I agree they need a bit more sugar. But yummy!"

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