Homemade Butter Mints {A Tutorial}

These refreshing homemade butter mints are fantastic anytime. Though we typically eat them after dinner to help digest our food and let us get good sleep. They will also freshen your breath, and that’s always a plus in my book. Cause, I mean, come on. Who likes garlic breath??? Um, no one!


Homemade butter mints are unbelievably easy to make and because I’m nice I have a little tutorial for y’all today!

Lets get started!

butter and oil mixture

Just start by mixing your softened butter with the oil. Mix it until it’s well incorporated.

step 2

Then add the powdered sugar a tablespoon at a time mixing well after each addition.

step 3

It should look crumbly, and smell fabulous!

step 4

Switch to the dough hook and knead until it comes together in a ball.

step 6

Cut into eight sections and roll into logs about 3/4 to 1 inch depending on how big you want them.

step 7

Mmmmm! It’s really hard to wait to eat this stuff!

step 8

Lastly, chop and dry these beauties. I know its hard…but you must wait a few hours before digging in. So if you want to make a large batch, then you don’t have to make it as often. Not that it’s hard. Haha. 🙂


Here’s the recipe:

Butter Mints {A Tutorial}


  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 tsp. peppermint oil
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • In a stand mixer beat together the butter and peppermint oil. Mix in the powdered sugar 1/8 cup at a time. Switch to the dough hook and knead until it comes together in a ball. Cut the dough into eight sections. Roll each section into a log about 3/4 in.-1in. thick. Cut into 3/4 in. - 1 in. sections. Move to a cookie sheet and let dry for a few hours until firm and dry. Store in an airtight container. Will last several months.


31 Thoughts on “Homemade Butter Mints {A Tutorial}

  1. You just made my day. I love that it uses ingredients I already have and one of them happens to be butter. What could be better than that? Nothing.

  2. These look wonderful… my family loves these things, and you gave an easy way to do it… thank you….. the hard part will be to keep my family from eating ALL of them immediately. 😉

  3. Wow, those look so yummy! I used to eat butter mints when I was a kid like crazy. How incredibly simple to make; I’ll have to give them a try. Definitely pinning the recipe. 😉

    Found your blog through the SITS Sharefest today. Glad that I did. 😉

  4. Great recipe. I need to try these.

  5. these look so easy… and so good! Glad to connect through mommy Monday blog hop! 🙂

  6. those look so yummy! I have been wanting to make my own mints for a long time now and this is just making me want them tonight..I am going to rummage through my pantry and pray I have the ingreds in stock lol. Thanks for sharing this on the link party so I could find it and finally make my own!
    have a great night!

  7. These do sound delicious, and easy, too! I’d be afraid of eating them all in one sitting!

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  9. Oh, these look yummy! Butter mints are one of my favorites, but I have never made them. Thanks for the great tutorial and hints! Love it. Pinned.

  10. I had no idea these could be made easily. Thanks for the great tutorial. It looks like I am going to have to give them a whirl!

  11. So cool! I love mint and any excuse to use my stand mixer. I need to make these! Visiting form the Pin Junkie. =)

  12. Wow! That’s so simple! Ok, I definitely need to try this 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. YUM! Saw this on Foodie Friends Friday and I had to pin it.

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  15. This is so cool! I never knew you could make your own buttermints. These would make a wonderful Christmas gift! Pinning now. Thanks, again!

  16. That is so simple and I had no idea you could make your own! This could be dangerous. 😉

  17. Had no idea how simple these would be to make! Thanks for sharing with us at Hump Day Happenings:)

  18. Maria, I LOVE your site! I came over to tell you thanks for linking up at the Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop and I pinned, printed and featured you on my fb site. AND I printed your beignets recipe to give a try. Hope to see you again next week with another fabulous link. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

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  20. They look so yummy and easy to make! Thanks for linking up to the Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party at Creative K Kids! I’ve pinned your post to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board

  21. My mouth was watering reading this tutorial! I had no idea this was so easy!

  22. Um, YUM!!! These sound awesome and I love how simple they appear to make!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at On Display Thursday! Pinning this post!

  23. Sounds easy enough. I don’t have a stand mixer though. I’d have to figure out how to do it by hand. 🙂

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  25. Kerstin on February 5, 2016 at 4:26 pm said:

    just made these and it was soooo easy =) made them with orange and lavender taste because I couldn’t get peppermint extrakt at my supermarket but they taste awesome and I’m just waiting for them to dry =) thx a lot for the recipe <3

  26. Karen M Daniels on June 15, 2016 at 5:26 pm said:

    Thank you so much for sharing, my son’s wedding is coming up in July and I’ll be making these 🙂

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