Somebody Please Explain Southern Buttermints To Me

Somebody Please Explain Southern Buttermints To Me

For some reason, Pinterest buttermint (butter mint) recipes have always caught my attention in a nostalgic way despite the fact I’ve never seen or eaten one.

There are extremely fancy and delicate versions, as well as cookie pressed ones and some just rolled out and sliced like taffy. They look and sound delicious … but the single time I tried to make them, everyone I cajoled into tasting one opined that they redolent of toothpaste. Sad face.

Going by the number of pins and the glowing blog post entries, I have to assume there’s some massive buttermint component I missed in my sole attempt. Evidence suggesting buttermints are both aesthetically pleasing and taste really good is substantive, but I think I might be not southern enough to ever get them right.

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