Sugar Cookie Blossoms are a chewy, soft sugar cookie rolled in sugar and topped with a Mint Meltaway candy. They’re simple and delicious!
Need a fun cookie recipe for Easter? Look no further! These sugar cookie blossoms taste just like a Chewy Sugar Cookie with a festive pastel colored mint meltaway on top. Delicious!
Pretty Pastel Cookies
These cookies were originally inspired by our Peanut Butter Blossoms. Only, instead of a peanut butter base with a chocolate kiss, this version has a sugar cookie base with a Mint Meltaway.
Our family has always loved Mint Meltaways, but I thought the pastel pink, yellow, and green colors were especially fitting for spring time, making these a great Easter treat!
Soft, chewy, and perfectly sweet, these Sugar Cookie Blossoms are impossible to resist!
How to Make Them
PREP. Preheat oven to 375. Place ¼ cup sugar into a bowl.
DOUGH. Add 1 cup sugar, butter, egg and vanilla to a bowl and mix well. Beat until well combined. In a separate bowl add the flour, baking soda and salt. Add this to your creamed mixture and mix well.
SHAPE & ROLL. Shape dough into 1½ inch balls, roll in sugar and place onto ungreased cookie sheet.
BAKE. Bake 7-9 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately add 1 mint candy to the center of each cookie. Let cool.
- You want to keep the dough balls about 1-1.5 inches. Too much bigger or smaller will cause the cookie to mint candy ratio to be off and they won’t look quite right.
- To help keep the dough from spreading too much, chill the dough for about 30 minutes before scoping and baking.
These are one of the easiest Easter treats to make. They’re cute, delicious and so easy to adjust for different looks and flavors:
- Roll the cookie dough in colored sugar sprinkles
- Add food coloring to the cookie dough
- Any kind of candy kiss will work for the center
Making Ahead & Storing
Make the dough ahead of time and store it to be baked later. You can either keep the dough covered in the fridge for up to 3 days or put it in the freezer.
To prep the dough to be frozen you will need to flash freeze it first. You do this by lining up the dough balls on a baking sheet. Place the sheet in the freezer until the dough is solid. Transfer the dough to a freezer safe Ziploc and freeze for up to 2 months. Store the Mint Candy Meltaways separately.
Storage: Once the cookies have been baked and the mints have been added to the tops you will need to let them cool off before storing them. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You can also store the baked cookies in the freezer for up to one month.
For more Easter treats, try:
- Bird’s Nest Sugar Cookies
- Easter Egg Cookie Dough Trifles
- Rice Krispie Easter Nests
- Easter Chick Cupcakes
- Easter Oreo Dirt Cake
Sugar Cookie Blossoms Recipe
- 1 1/4 cup sugar divided
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 24-36 mint meltaway candies
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Add 1 cup sugar, butter, egg and vanilla to a bowl and mix well. Beat until well combined.
- In a separate bowl add the flour, baking soda and salt. Add this to your creamed mixture and mix well.
- Place ¼ cup sugar into a bowl.
- Shape dough into 1½ inch balls, roll in sugar and place onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 7-9 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately add 1 mint candy to the center of each cookie. Let cool. ENJOY!
Recipe adapted from Land O Lakes.
I love the candies on top!! I remember getting them at the candy store in the mall. Such fun cookies 🙂
Thanks, Crystal. The mints are one of our favorite candies. Let me know if you give them a try. 😀
Looking for a chocolate cookie version of this recipe. My mother had a chocolate cookie recipe using melt away mints as frosting. The chocolate came from cocoa powder and melted semisweet chocolate chips. The cookies were more crispy/chewy. After they came out of the oven a mint was placed on top and allowed to soften. The softened mint was then spread with a knife. Very pretty as a Christmas cookie. I don’t have mom’s recipe and I am looking for a similar recipe.
I haven’t tried this, but you could possibly add cocoa powder in step 3, to make them chocolatey. Then melt the mints to spread around. Now, I haven’t made them like that, but it could possibly work. Here is a recipe to try, minus the marshmallows and you can add mint to the frosting…https://lilluna.com/chocolate-marshmallow-meltaways/ or here is another one, but you could do the colored mints, instead of andes mints. https://lilluna.com/andes-mint-cookies/. Hope those help! Thank you!
Never done mint blossoms before! I’m excited to give this a try!
The regular hershey kiss cookies are one of my favorites, but these are even better!! Love the mint in the middle! I plan to make more & take to a friend!
Looks so amazing! Can’t wait to try this one.
Let me know how it goes. 🙂
Blossoms have always been my favorite so I knew I had to make these! They were crazy delicious and so pretty!
They do turn out so pretty! I’m glad you think so too! I’m so happy you liked them. Thanks for sharing!
Simple but adorable & delicious cookies! We loved them!
A spring cookie so fitting for Easter. It’s perfect for the holiday.
I love sugar cookies, but don’t always love the long process for tradition cut outs. This is a delicious compromise.
Thanks for the recipe! Do you think it’s possible to substitute the mint meltaway candy for a Hershey’s Kiss? If so, will the substitution affect how long we should wait before pressing the Kiss onto the cookie after it’s done baking? Thanks!
My family couldn’t stop eating them. They were a huge hit. Will be baking more.