Holiday Butter Mint Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling


4-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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
Holiday Butter Mint Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake until bottoms are lightly browned, 12-15 minutes.
  3. 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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