In case you weren't aware, the 138th Kentucky Derby happened last month, on May 5. The Derby is that shindig that shot gaudy hats and the mint julep straight to world-fame. Problem is, I hate bourbon, so I've never much enjoyed a mint julep. These cookies, however, transcend all the things I can't stand about the taste of bourbon!

For more recipes, tutorials, and inspiration, visit my blog at Shrimp Salad Circus!

How do you enjoy these cookies, exactly?
Tune in to the Derby.
Put on a massive hat with lots of flowers.
Eat some cookies.
Pick the horse with the cutest name. Or the grey horse. I'm going with Creative Cause because he's pretty and has a cool name. Sold.
Eat some cookies.
During the 15 seconds that the horses "run for the roses," yell your horse's name like mad. Acceptable cheers include: "C'mon, Creative Cause!" "Get it, number four - you'realmostthere!" and "Don't you dare let Daddy Long Legs pass you, damn it!"
If your horse wins, celebrate with some cookies. If it loses, drown your sorrows in some cookies.

Step 1: What You Need

Prep Time: 35 Minutes 
Yield: 36 Cookies

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered (confectioners') sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling

  • 10 large, fresh mint leaves
  • 1 1/4 (285 g) cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
Cookies with Knob Creek?! You are my hero!!!
There's something wonderful about a boozy cookie, right?! lol
You should enter this in the <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Scoochmaroo-Challenge-Fathers-Day/">Father's Day Challenge!</a>
Done - thanks for the suggestion!

About This Instructable



Bio: I'm a bit of a crazy cat lady with a penchant for red wine, travel, and making something from nothing. I blog at Shrimp ... More »
More by ShrimpSaladCircus:Backyard Grilled Pizza Tiny Travel Honey Soap Gems Homebrewing 101 + Free Printable Labels 
Add instructable to: