Sometimes you want something sweet, but spicy, refreshing and flavorous at the same time. And what can convey freshness as well as mint does? This unique addition will make your cookies incredibly delicious. Mint cookies will be a great addition to any tea party!
Let’s give the floor to Svetlana: "Maybe there is too much of food coloring in these cookies, but the final taste will amaze you! It is so summer-like and refreshing, even though these cookies are dry."
- Wash the lemon, dry it and remove the zest from it.
- Wash the mint leaves with water and dry them slightly from the excess moisture.
- Place the sugar and the lemon zest in a mixer bowl, and squeeze out 2 tbsp. lemon juice. You can add some vanilla sugar if you wish. Grind that mixture.
- Add the egg and whisk the mass for a few minutes. If you wish to make the cookies brighter, then add some green food coloring.
- Pour the resulting mixture into a bowl with the soft butter, and whip.
- Sift the flour; add the baking powder and salt. Mix it.
- Gradually add the flour mixture to the liquid ingredients and knead the soft, non-sticky dough.
- Wrap it in plastic and send it to the freezer for several hours. The colder the dough is, the more cracks you will end up with.
- Take the dough out of the fridge and form the walnut-sized balls out of it. You should get 18 to 20 balls.
- Roll the resulting balls in the powdered sugar and spread them at a short distance from each other (4-5 cm | 1.6 to 2 inch) on a baking sheet, covered with parchment. IMPORTANT!!! Do not press the balls! They will get the gingerbread shape while baking!
- Bake the cookies in the oven preheated to 180C (356F) for 20 minutes.
- Remove the cookies from the oven, and let them cool completely.
Store the cookies in a container with a tight lid so that they don’t get stale. Although, they are so tasty that they simply do not have time to get stale.
Enjoy your tea!