Make Holiday Butter Mints In Any Shape Or Color

published Dec 15, 2010
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.

Many people have strong opinions about mints, especially those of the wedding variety. But those who have either been on the fence or a little shy about them — you’ve never had a real, melt-in-your-mouth butter mint. Bonus: they’re easily customizable for any party and a snap to make!

Amanda over at Bake It Pretty has been kind enough to share her recipe for butter mints. This time she pressed them gently into a small snowflake mold to make them festive for the season. The idea is simple: combine a few ingredients into a dough and press into a mold. That’s it. There’s no baking, no preheating, no candy thermometers — just mix, press and pop out!

The trick to having your mints come out perfect is to roll each small ball of dough in granulated sugar first so they easily pop back out. This recipe is great to have kids help you out with and can easily be adapted for any party you’re having. You’ll never go back to traditional wedding mints or those dry cakey things in a can again. These are a small bite of heaven and your guests will thank you for putting out a plate!

Get the recipe: Step by step instructions for Snowflake Butter Mints at Bake it Pretty. Plus hear the story of how these minty bites are part of Amanda’s family history!