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Butter Mint Cookies

 Butter Mint Cookies
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
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Beat in extract. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies equals 148 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.