Pillows of Butter Mint Cookies

Pat Duran


Do you remember those yellow and pastel butter mint pillow candies when you went to a shower or birthday party when you were young or was that just last year? LOL These cookies taste just like them. Enjoy


★★★★★ 4 votes

about 4 dozen
15 Min
10 Min


  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp
  • 4 large
  • a few dash(es)
    yellow or pink or green food color, paste or liquid
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp
    each baking powder and baking soda
  • 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 12 oz
    bag butter mints, broken up or mini mint chips divided or mint kisses-chopped about1 1/2 cups befor crushing
  • ·
    sugar sprinkles to match cookie color

How to Make Pillows of Butter Mint Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350^ and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together butter, sugars, and salt. Mix in eggs, food color( to the shade you like)., vanilla and peppermint extracts.
    NOTE: use food color to match the season. orange ,pink, red,green blue..etc...
  3. Mix in baking powder and soda with the flour until just combined. Add 2/3 of a bag of the crushed butter mints or mint chips reserving the rest for topping.
    Cover and chill the dough the dough for 2 hours, or until chilled but not solid.
  4. Pinch off a piece of the dough, about 1 1/2 inches in size and roll in the appropriate sugar color and place 2 inches apart onto parchment paper, press down slightly and; press 3 minty chips into each cookie. and bake for 9 to 10 minutes until edges are golden. Let set for 2 minutes and move to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

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About Pillows of Butter Mint Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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