So you need a text editor - xed is fine.
In the metacity-1 folder you'll find the icons used for the buttons in SVG format and a metacity-theme-3.xml file.
SVG's can be modified with a text editor. Open an icon file and look for the height= and width= fields. Each icon has them in two places (so 4 values to edit per icon). Change the values. The stock values are 16, the Mint-Y-BB values are 24. I've just tested and 32 or 48 seems OK as-well. Do that for all the icon files.
Then in the metacity-theme-3.xml look for these lines - these are from the stock themes. Adjust them to make sure they are both the same or greater than the button size you have set in the SVG files. Extra height will display as vertical padding around the button. Extra width will add to the gap between buttons.
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<distance name="button_width" value="30"/> <distance name="button_height" value="16"/>
I need to refresh the Mint-Y-BB themes in any case to catch up on color and contrast improvements in the stock themes. Maybe I'll do an extra set VBB (very big buttoned) but will go for 32px buttons rather than 48px buttons.