I love this recipe! I have made it almost every Christmas for the past 5 years or so. They are always a huge hit. I wish I could find an easier way to crush the mints though... I like them super-fine and powdery and that is so hard to do!
It could have been the brand of butter mints I used, but I was really disappointed in these. Despite the fact that the dough smelled very minty, no one felt they tasted minty at all. Someone said they were more lemony. The mint taste only showed up as an aftertaste and then it was more like peppermint milk of magnesia. They weren't terrible but I would probably not make again or maybe try a better butter mint brand.