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Junior Mint ingredients: Junior Mint box of candies and heart shaped pink cookies

Junior Mint Cookies Recipe

This Junior Mint Cookies Recipe is a cute heart shaped Cookie that is like shortbread, and have the perfect amount of buttery goodness! 
Course Dessert, Holiday Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Author Jennifer



  • Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine butter, powdered sugar, peppermint extract, egg yolk and color paste in a mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed for about a minute. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Roll dough into teaspoon size balls and place onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until set and lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from oven and let set for 2 minutes. Place one Junior Mint candy on the cookie and gently press into the center.
  • Let cool completely before serving.
  • Makes 18 cookies.