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


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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


  • 1Preheat oven to 350^ and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    Set aside.
  • 2In 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...
  • 3Mix 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.
  • 4Pinch 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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