Pretty Green Butter Mints

Recipe by HeatherFeather

Lovely little buttery candies that will melt in your mouth. Adapted from an issue of "Family Circle Holiday Cakes & Cookies." If you don't have red hots candies, you can use another small bead-shaped candy decoration instead.

Top Review by LAURIE

Had sooooo much fun making these and they were so good and easy too. Made them pink and piped out of a ziploc bag into circles. Making green ones for St. Patrick's Day! TY Heather!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat butter until creamy.
  2. Beat in sugar until blended completely.
  3. Add the cream,extract,and a few drops of food coloring- just enough to tint the mixture a pale pastel green.
  4. Beat until well combined.
  6. Put directly into a cookie press fitted with a star tip (depending upon the size of your press, you may need to do this in batches).
  7. Press star shapes onto waxed paper and let stand 30 minutes.
  8. Press a red hot candy into the center of each star and let harden completely.
  9. Store in an airtight container in a cool place.

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