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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop, Day 1





The same day I was harvesting mint
before we experienced a killer frost,
Carol, at Just Let Me Quilt,
 introduced her Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop.

I was quick to jump in
because I knew I'd be making my favorite cookies.


Although not your traditional holiday cookie,
Fresh Mint Butter Cookies
would be a yummy addition to that cookie plate 
that you gift your neighbors each year
(not everyone likes chocolate and nuts!)
or perfect to serve for a Christmas Tea gathering.

Or, perhaps you could nibble a few
while you are sitting quietly,
making your list,
and checking it twice!



Fresh mint?  In winter?
Most grocery stores carry fresh mint 
in the produce section year round.
At the very least, 
you'll want to save this recipe
for your summertime baking!


Fresh Mint Butter Cookies

1-1/2 cups flour                              1 egg
1/8 tsp. salt                                     2 TBS milk
1/2 tsp. baking powder                  4 TBS chopped fresh mint
1 stick butter                                  1/4 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup sugar

Cream butter.  Gradually add sugar.  Add egg, milk, vanilla, and beat thoroughly.

Mix dry ingredients together with chopped mint.  Add to dough.  Let chill overnight.

Drop by teaspoonful 2" apart on greased cookie sheet at 350 for 
10 - 12 minutes.  (I use parchment paper.)

Makes 3 dozen, rolls out great with a little extra flour, and freezes well.




They are good to the last bite!

Hope you enjoy making,
and eating,
my Fresh Mint Cookie recipe.
Be sure to visit the other blog hoppers for more delicious,
and probably better,
cookie recipes!



33 comments:

Deonn said...

Oh, my goodness! I have never heard of using fresh mint in a cookie!! I love it, especially rolled and cut in stars. Looks delicious!

Sugar Free Quilts said...

I can't wait to try these! Like Deonn, I've never used mint in cookies before. What a great idea!!

TexWisGirl said...

they sound like they'd be great!

Karen said...

I've never heard of a mint cookie either - how creative. They look delicious! Love the photos :)

Carol said...

These look SO good! We have lots of mint in season--even though we've had a hard freeze (more than once), I'm going to take a look and see if I can find enough mint for a batch of these! Yum! Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

This sounds delicious and refreshing! My mom always had fresh mint growing by our front door. Now I wish I had some of it, but grocery store mint will have to do. Would these be good with chocolate drizzled on them? I have some die-hard chocolate and mint lovers in my family. Thanks for sharing this great recipe and playing along.

krislovesfabric said...

I will have to try these, they look gorgeous too!

Linda said...

I know they must be good, if they are your fave! They look very Christmasey too. RetiredHub would love them. He is a big mint fan.

Needled Mom said...

Those sound delicious.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sounds good!my mint plant died off this year but I will get a new one next year and yes they usually have some fresh herbs in the stores.

tink's mom said...

Wow these sound amazing. Couldn't be much simpler to make either. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Oh now this sound delicious!

Linda Loosli said...

I really want to try these mint cookies, they look yummy! Linda

Nancy said...

I still have fresh mint. Maybe I will try these. Thanks for posting the recipe and photos of the cookies.

Mary Ann said...

Like Carol, my first thought was to drizzle chocolate on them. They sound delicious and I bet go equally as well with hot chocolate in the winter and ice tea in the summer.

Just Quilt It said...

I think theses sound fabulous! I love mint and can't wait to try them. Thanks for a new and different Christmas recipe!

desertskyquilts said...

Definitely looks like something I want to try, and I have mint on my back deck still, for a couple more days at least! Looks like you can roll out and cookie cutter, too. These sound so delicious, I wish I had some already baked!

Sondra said...

I have fresh mint growing in my yard so this one I'd love to try out!!

DeniseinVA said...

Would love to make these cookies, thanks for the recipe :)

Mary Pat Callihan said...

I am joining the rest of the group telling you, these cookies sound fantastic! I am definitely making them. And for all of you freezing your lovely tushies off in the north, I'll be happy to send you all the mint you want....in Florida we only have four days of winter and all the rest is the growing season!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your cookies look wonderful. I love mint!

Farm Quilter said...

What a great new recipe to add to my stash of recipes!!! Thanks for sharing it - looks/sounds amazing!

Linda Reeder said...

What fun to see all of the recipes!

Createology said...

Wow this will be a perfect summer cookie for my mint that takes over its growing space. Thank you very much for sharing your recipe. Creative Cookie Bliss...

Carla said...

I have had mint in my garden and never thought of cookies. I'm so excited to try your recipe. Thanks so much!

Karen Ackva said...

Oh, that looks very delicious! I think I have to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing and have fun with the blog hop.

Sheila said...

I know you make great cookies and these look just delicious , must try this recipe out, thanks for sharing :-)

Lin's Kitchen said...

I love butter mints, and these cookies sound delicious! I've never baked with fresh mint before... Now I'll have to try it!

Corrie said...

Oh, I love a new cookie idea. thank you!

Kerstin said...

Yummy , look great. Never used fresh mint .

Theresa said...

I've never used mint in cookies before. Sounds like it would be good.

Karen said...

Interesting recipe. Thanks for sharing. I will need to checkout the other recipes.

June D said...

What a wonderful idea - and I missed it until coming here.

I am just making some mint tea now - will dream that I'm munching on one of your cookies. Pinned to remind me...

: )