Buttermint Sugar Cookie Recipe

The buttermint sugar cookie recipe is not your ordinary sugar cookie. If your looking for something a little different, this one is for you; sweet buttermints give these light flakey cookies a minty flavor!


4 ounces (1 cup) soft pastel buttermints
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 stick (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

Decorating sugars if desired

Large bowl
Medium bowl
Cookie sheets
Meat mallet, rolling pin, or hammer

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
Step 3: Place buttermints and a 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a plastic sandwich bag. Crush with rolling pin, meat mallet, or hammer.
Step 4: In a large bowl, combine crushed mint mixture with butter, with an electric mixer set at medium speed, beat for 2-3 minutes.
Step 5: Add egg and vanilla extract; continue beating until well mixed.
Step 6: Reduce speed to low, and add gradually add flour mixture. Beat until well mixed.
Step 7: Shape balls into 1-inch balls; roll in decorator sugar if desired. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Step 8: Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Immediately remove cookies and transfer to a cooling surface.

Makes 48 cookies.