Butter Mint Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
- 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 10-12 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 74 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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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.
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.
Mar 15, 2011
I used peppermint this time- great fast cookie recipe!
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.
Mar 22, 2010
I agree they need a bit more sugar. But yummy!
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.
Mar 18, 2010
There's 148 calories in 2 cookies. I couldn't make these because I couldn't stop eating them. 148!!!!
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.
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.
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.