Butter Mint Pats

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by BecR2400

These pale golden butter-mint pats/cookies are similar to a shortbread type cookie, and are so melt-in-your-mouth delicious! A favorite from my father.


I made these for christmas and they are so good. Everyone liked them. I did freeze some after the holidays and I liked them better not frozen. They are going on my cookie list for next year. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup butter, softened (do not use margarine)
  • 1 cup butter mints, crushed (yellow mints "Richardson Butter Mints"(made with real butter, comes in a 5.5 ounce box)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar


  1. Cream butter in large mixer bowl until light; add crushed mints.
  2. Add flour; blend well at low speed with mixer, or by hand.
  3. Chill dough for 1/2 hour.
  4. Roll out or pat dough into a 9-inch square on waxed paper.
  5. Sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.
  7. Using tiny cookie cutter, press a design on each square.
  8. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until the cookies are set and just starting to turn pale golden (not browned). Do not overbake.
  10. (NOTE: Cook time includes chill time of 1/2 hour.).
  11. (NOTE: To crush mints place in heavy plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin- or, use your processor.).

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