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Butter Mint Cookies Recipe

Butter Mint Cookies Recipe

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. YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 148 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein .

Reviews for Butter Mint Cookies

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muffbear74
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."

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grnwillow
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."

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maggieaw
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

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

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coppertop67
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."

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caseytw
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

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

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DarleneT
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

"I tried these out doing just 1/2 batch. Used Vanilla extract for flavoring. Very good** Next time I may increase the c.sugar just a bit to have a super quick, melt in your mouth sugar cookie."

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maggie710
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2010

"There's 148 calories in 2 cookies. I couldn't make these because I couldn't stop eating them. 148!!!!"

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cooks4larry
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"I bet these would be good dipped in chocolate, for a chocolate mint cookie. Haven't made them yet but will be in the next few days."

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tkarinas
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"These cookies are absolutely delicious and so easy to make. They're a keeper, for sure, and one we'll make many more times, as we absolutely love them."

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cynthiaelliott
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"This recipe was excellent. I made them for St. Patrick's Day and used Emerald pearlized sugar. The mint made them extra special for us."

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AdeleDegnan
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"Liked this well enough to save it. Very easy to make with few ingredients. Not too crazy about the mint. Perhaps I will try with vanilla another time and add just 1/4 t. salt to punch up the flavors."

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asnunez
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"Heck Yes, I'll make these again!!! Just pulled the first batch out of the oven 5 min. ago and they smell/taste WONDERFUL! Just like a shortbread. Didn't have mint so I used the hint from 'maggieaw' and used anise. Just the right thing to do. Thanx to her for that!"

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maggieaw
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"GOOD. little delicate cookies. I substituted Anise flavoring for a change from the mint."

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valmcgov
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"Wow! I just finished making these great cookies....FANTASTIC! Pressed and covered with gold. I wanted them to look like the gold coins the Leprechaun left behind. Can't wait to see what the kids think!"

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cybercook
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"I am on my way into the kitchen, now. Have all the ingredients on hand. Since today is St. Patrick's Day I will use green sugar. For Easter I might use a variety of sugars in pastel, spring colors."

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gapeach55
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2008

"These sound fabulous. I bet they melt in your mouth. I bet you could sustitute other flavors too."

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