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Holiday Butter Mint Cookies

My mom gave me this recipe in a special recipe collection when I got married. I make goodie boxes of them for holiday gifts for friends and neighbors—and everyone loves them! —Sherry Flaquel, Cutler Bay, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    4-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons mint extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup crushed butter mints, divided

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in water and extract. Gradually beat flour into creamed mixture. Stir in 1/4 cup crushed mints.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake until bottoms are lightly browned, 12-15 minutes.
  • Coat warm cookies with remaining crushed mints. Cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 56 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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