Hint O' Mint Cookies


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Serves 24 servings | Prep Time 25 minutes | Cook Time 10 min./batch + cooling

Why I Love This Recipe

After I experimented in the kitchen mixing and matching ingredients to come up with a new and different cookie recipe, my fiance proclaimed these the winner! With a little peppermint extract, these cake-like cookies bring a nice close to any meal.


Ingredients You'll Need

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup buttermilk

FROSTING:
3 tablespoons butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 4 tablespoons milk


Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.


Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.


Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° for 6 to 8 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.


In a small bowl, beat the butter, sugar, cocoa, salt, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cookies


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