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!

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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="http://www.instructables.com/id/Scoochmaroo-Challenge-Fathers-Day/">Father's Day Challenge!</a>
Done - thanks for the suggestion!

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