Butter Mints Recipe
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Butter Mints Recipe

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These creamy mints are smooth as silk and melt in your mouth! As a wife and mother of three youngsters, I treasure treats like these that come together quickly but taste terrific.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Red and green paste or liquid food coloring, optional


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, cream and extracts. If desired, divide dough into portions and knead in food coloring.
  2. Form into balls by teaspoonfuls; flatten into patties, or roll between two pieces of waxed paper to 1/8-in. thickness and cut into desired shapes. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 8 dozen.
Originally published as Butter Mints in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1997, p37

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jldemoss User ID: 8134188 214129
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"Made these & thought they were too sweet. I would recommend using less powdered sugar."

alanmaemom User ID: 6939101 20648
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"Wonderful butter mints. I have been making these mints on and off for at least 10 years now. I love to use these in my Christmas goody tins. I put them in my cookie press and press them out in cute little shapes. So they are done in a snap. They are yummy. Try it, if you like butter mints, you will love these."

dkjjsmom User ID: 3066327 46777
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2008

"I found this in a Taste of Home Holiday book in the store. Loved this recipe, made it for a Church dinner and got rave reviews about 4 years ago. Then, lost the book. I grieved for several years because I could not find the recipe anywhere. This year I found the website and decided to see if I could find the recipe here. YAY!! This recipe is worth the time and whips up so quickly. I don't use food coloring, I use a measuring tsp. to drop on sheet pan. They are the perfect shape and color. Thank you."

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