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Butter Mints

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


about 8 dozen

These creamy buttermints are smooth as silk and melt in your mouth! As a wife and mother of three youngsters, I treasure treats like these that come together quickly but taste terrific. —Bev Schloneger, Dalton, Ohio
Butter Mints Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream or whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Paste food coloring, optional


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, cream and extracts. If desired, divide dough into portions and knead in food coloring.
  2. Form into balls by teaspoonfuls; flatten into patties, or roll between 2 pieces of waxed paper to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut mints into desired shapes. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 buttermint: 27 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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