Oh, yummmm! The tender melty taste of real live butter-mints, only in a cookie. No lie. The first bite is such a surprise–you may need to prepare for a mild addiction…of a sort.
One batch was just not quite enough–
So plan accordingly.
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
Pastel colored sugar
In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. 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—think Easter colors. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Yield: 3 dozen.
Found in the pages of Taste of Home magazine.