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Homemade Butter Mints

Delicate little melt-in-your-mouth mints that are a great gift from the kitchen.

When I was a little girl, having butter mints was such a treat. There was just something about the texture and how they just seemed to dissolve on your tongue with their creamy mintyness. You can make homemade butter mints right in your own home. They make a great gift from the kitchen, and are a great recipe for the kiddos to help out with. It’s almost like playing with play dough. The hardest part is waiting for them to dry without eating them all.

How to make Homemade Butter Mints - a great gift from the kitchen. Learn how at Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

These mints are so incredibly simple to make. You just mix all of the ingredients together in your mixing bowl.

How to make Homemade Butter Mints - a great gift from the kitchen. Learn how at Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

Shape them into mints. You can roll them into small balls about the size of a marble, then flatten them with a fork. Alternatively, you can roll the dough into 1/2 inch thick logs and simply cut them with a knife into little “pillows.”

How to make Homemade Butter Mints - a great gift from the kitchen. Learn how at Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

And then you let them dry overnight. That is the hard part.

How to make Homemade Butter Mints - a great gift from the kitchen. Learn how at Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

I adore these little mints, and I can’t wait to give some of them away as Christmas treats.

How to make Homemade Butter Mints - a great gift from the kitchen. Learn how at Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

How to make Homemade Butter Mints - a great gift from the kitchen. Learn how at Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

Homemade Butter Mints

Homemade Butter Mints

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Simple, buttery mints that melt in your mouth. They make a great gift from your kitchen, and no cooking or baking is necessary.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb powdered sugar (10x)
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint flavoring (found near the extracts in the baking aisle)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c melted butter
  • 2 Tb hot water
  • Food coloring, optional - a few drops as needed for desired color

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Beat this together until the mixture is smooth.
  2. You may need to add a little extra powdered sugar to created a soft dough consistency. If so, add it just a teaspoon at a time with the mixer going.
  3. If you wish to make colored mints, add a couple drops of food coloring to the dough and mix it in. Roll the dough into balls about the size of marbles and place it on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten them with a fork. You can also roll the dough into 1/2 inch logs and cut into pillows if you choose to do it that way.
  4. Let the mints dry on a cookie sheet or parchment paper overnight. That's it!
  5. Store the mints in your fridge, in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
  6. Enjoy!

1 thought on “Homemade Butter Mints”

  1. Thanks! I loved these when I was a kid – in all their pastel colors. I will make these w/ grandkids – great project for them! And yes they will probably eat a few before they dry!
    Made the Lotion Bars this weekend – smell wonderful and I put extra in a small jar for me – keep by sink for dish hands!

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