Butter Mint Pats

Recipe by BecR2400
READY IN: 1hr 5mins


  • 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


  • Cream butter in large mixer bowl until light; add crushed mints.
  • Add flour; blend well at low speed with mixer, or by hand.
  • Chill dough for 1/2 hour.
  • Roll out or pat dough into a 9-inch square on waxed paper.
  • Sprinkle with sugar.
  • Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.
  • Using tiny cookie cutter, press a design on each square.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 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.
  • (NOTE: Cook time includes chill time of 1/2 hour.).
  • (NOTE: To crush mints place in heavy plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin- or, use your processor.).