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Butter Mint Cookies

These delicate mint cookies were a big hit when I made them for a party at work. —Anita Epitropou, Zion, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Green colored sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in extract. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  • Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten with a glass dipped in colored sugar. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 74 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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