How To Make Butter Mints

A typical staple at the hostess desk of restaurants, butter mints have found their way into the hearts of most. That soft, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth candy that you look forward to enjoying after the meal, it’s a shame they aren’t offered at more places. But what if we told you that you can make your very own butter mints at home? With a couple simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, you can go crazy and make all the butter mints your little heart desires. One big batch will last you months when stored correctly, making them perfect for holidays, parties, family gatherings and more.

Follow along with our online pastry school chef as she demonstrates how to make homemade butter mints in this tutorial.

Butter Mints

14 tbsp unsalted butter
½ tsp mint extract
1 ½ tbsp cream
1 lb powdered sugar

1. Cream the butter, cream and mint extract . Add the sifted powdered sugar. Color and form as desired.
2. The mints can be rolled into ½ inch logs and cut into ½ inch pieces. Dry for 2 days at room temperature.
3. For a softer mint refrigerate and serve chilled. A small amount of powdered sugar can be substituted with cocoa powder for a chocolate mint.


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