Butter Mints Recipe

With just five ingredients, you can make sweet and creamy homemade butter mints. They are perfect for any gathering, and make great gifts!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 218 kcal
Author Kara Cook


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 5-6 drops peppermint oil
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 drops food coloring, optional


  1. Beat butter, cream, salt, peppermint oil, and 3/4 cup of the powdered sugar in a Kitchenaid till very smooth and creamy.

  2. Slowly add in the remaining powdered sugar, scraping the sides of the bowl often. Add food coloring if desired. Beat for 2-4 minutes, or till smooth and fluffy. 

  3. Scrape all of the mixture into a mound, cover tightly with plastic wrap. Chill for at least an hour.

  4. When mixture is firm enough to handle, divide it into 5 or 6 pieces. To form mints, sprinkle your counter liberally with powdered sugar. Roll each piece out into a rope about 1/2" thick.

  5. Use a dough scraper to cut each rope into small pillow shaped pieces approximately 1/2" long. Place each mint on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Let mints sit at room temperature for at least 12 hours to dry out.

Nutrition Facts
Butter Mints Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 71mg3%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Sugar 36g40%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Calcium 2mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.