Homemade Buttermints

Homemade Buttermints

Melt in your mouth buttermints are easy to make at home. Buttermints make great homemade party favors and are the perfect after-dinner mints. Making homemade buttermints is fun and I’ve included lots of pictures to help you along the way.






1/2 cup unsalted butter  cold and cut into 1 inch pieces

4 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

2 tablespoons whole milk

food coloring   optional


Beat chilled  and diced butter with a hand mixer or a stand mixer on low until creamy and smooth

Add confectioners’ sugar 1 cup at a time scraping the sides of the bowl as needed

Increasing speed to medium-high mix sugar and butter until thoroughly combined. The consistency will be like grated Parmesan cheese.


Add the 2 tablespoons of milk

Add the 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract

Continue to beat until smooth

Consistency should be like thick frosting

Make dough into a ball, several balls if adding food coloring

Add the food coloring. I used a powder dye and sprinkled about 1/4 teaspoon into the dough ball

Knead the dye in with your hands

Cover dough balls with plastic wrap while working to prevent them from drying out.

Dust a flat surface with confectioners’ sugar

Make smaller balls golfball sized and roll into logs, straw-like shaped

Using a knife or pizza cutter cut pieces off the log

When finished cutting lay in a single layer on a paper towel lined cookie sheet or plate

Dust the tops of the candies with confectioners’ sugar

Allow to air dry  at room temperature for about 12 hours


Press out pretty shapes using a piping tip!













When candies are firm store in an airtight container