Mint-Glazed Butter Thins

20 Dec

A lovely recipe from the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen. I added the green sugar crystals to make them festive for Christmas.

Time: 35 min prep, 15+ min cook        Serves: 24

Ingredients


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract, divided
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 tbsp (or more) heavy whipping cream
  • green sugar crystals

How to make it


  • Position racks in top and bottom third of oven and preheat to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Using electric mixer, beat first 4 ingredients, 1/4 tsp peppermint extract, and salt until fluffy. Add flour and mix well.
  • Place 1 cup powdered sugar in a bowl. Working with 1 level tablespoon at a time, shape dough into balls; roll in powdered sugar to coat. Place on sheet. Brush the bottom of a flat-bottomed cup with butter. Press each ball of dough lightly with the bottom of the cup. Sprinkle each with more powdered sugar, then press again to thin 3 1/4 inch round. Bake cookies for 8 minutes. Reverse sheets and bake until golden at edges, about 9 more minutes.
  • Meanwhile, stir 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract and 2 tbsp cream in a small bowl until smooth. Add more cream by 1/2 tsp if the glaze is too thick to spread.
  • Spread glaze over warm cookies and sprinkle with sugar crystals, then transfer to rack to cool.
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