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Junior Mints Valentine Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Author Jenn Quillen


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Americolor Soft Gel Paste in Red Red Color
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 box Valentine Junior Mints


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. Roll dough into teaspoon size balls and place onto a baking sheet.
  4. 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.
  5. Let cool completely before serving.
  6. Makes 18 cookies.