1/2cupbutter(equivalent to 1 stick butter, softened)
1tablespoonhalf and half
yellow food coloring
Add butter to a stand mixer and beat well until smooth.
Add sugar, half and half, vanilla, peppermint, and salt. Beat on low until dry and crumbly.
Half and Half NOTE: Powdered sugar doesn't always measure the same person to person, depending on how its packed. You may need to add a tiny bit more of half and half to get to this point if it absorbs too quickly. Just only use a very small amount so you do not over wet your dough.
Add 2 drops yellow food coloring and increase speed to high and beat until smooth and a dough forms.
Sprinkle powdered sugar onto a flat surface.
Remove dough from bowl.
Take a small, palm size amount of mint dough.
Cover remaining dough with a damp paper towel so it does not dry while prepping mints.
On a powder sugar dusted surface, roll the mint dough into a long snake shape about 1/2" thick. Use a sharp knife to cut the mints into mini shapes that are bite sized. Transfer butter mints to a baking sheet using a rubber spatula.