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Butter Mint Cookies

These delicate mint cookies were a big hit when I made them for a party at work. —Anita Epitropou, Zion, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    3 dozen


  • 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, 5-7 minutes. 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 10-12 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 74 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • muffbear74
    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
    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
    Mar 15, 2011

    I used peppermint this time- great fast cookie recipe!

  • coppertop67
    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
    Mar 22, 2010

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

  • DarleneT
    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
    Mar 18, 2010

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

  • cooks4larry
    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
    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
    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.