Mint Butter Cookies

Mint Butter Cookies

Mint Butter Cookies

These cookies can be made with fresh or dried mint. You could use frozen mint as well. They have a delicate, almost cake-like texture. The mint adds a subtle flavor. I used a little vanilla extract- lemon works nicely, too.

I did a talk on herbs yesterday for the Richmond Heights Garden Club. As part of the program, I wanted to bake something for them with herbs. When I scheduled this program month ago, I never anticipated have fresh mint in the garden in mid-November. The big stand of mint inspired me to make these cookies. The ladies loved them, and I promised to share the recipe.



Mint Butter Cookies

1 c. butter

½ c. sugar

½ c. brown sugar

1 egg

1-t. vanilla extract- you could also use lemon

2 ¼ c. flour

¼ c. dried mint leaves or ¾ c. loosely packed fresh mint leaves, chopped fine

1 t. baking powder

1 t. cream of tartar

¼ t. salt


Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg and extract. Stir in dry ingredients until well mixed. Chill dough 30 minutes. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on ungreased baking sheet 2- inches apart. Bake at 375 for 7-9 minutes. Makes about 6 dozen.


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