Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
This was passed on to me by a friend. At the top she had witten: This buttermint sugar cookie recipe is not your common sugar cookie. You like something a little different, so this one is for you." I'm not exactly sure just how she meant that but it sounds good.
- 4 ounces soft pastel butter mints
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup salted butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- colored sugar sprinkle, if desired
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
- Place buttermints and a 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a sturdy plastic sandwich bag and crush with rolling pin, meat mallet, or hammer.
- In a large bowl, combine crushed mint mixture with butter, with an electric mixer set at medium speed, beat for 2-3 minutes.
- Add egg and vanilla extract; continue beating until well mixed.
- Reduce speed to low, and add gradually add flour mixture. Beat until well mixed.
- Shape balls into 1-inch balls; roll in decorator sugar if desired. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Immediately remove cookies and transfer to a cooling surface.
My sister made these for Christmas this year, it was a new recipe for us, and everyone just loved them! Definitely a keeper! Hers were done after baking only 8 minutes, so keep an eye on the time!
Really yummy and easy to make, though I did bake them for 15 minutes, I think. (I lost track of how many "2 minutes more" I put on the timer.) The mintiness is subtle and I do wonder if chocolate (just a little) would be a good addition. May try that soon. ;) Reviewed for Photo Tag's Cookie Exchange.