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, 0 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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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 245115
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."

grnwillow User ID: 1856754 44899
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."

maggieaw User ID: 4163584 80942
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

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

coppertop67 User ID: 376928 80970
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."

caseytw User ID: 2818568 62515
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

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

DarleneT User ID: 663582 71873
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."

maggie710 User ID: 4533711 27993
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2010

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

cooks4larry User ID: 1655087 203812
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."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 33141
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."

cynthiaelliott User ID: 1867504 25657
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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