These mint chocolate chip cookies are the perfect treat! These soft and chewy cookies are quick and easy to make and everyone loves them!
Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies are probably my favourite kind of cookie.
But these chewy mint chocolate chip cookies run a close second.
That peppermint and chocolate combo is really just the best thing ever.
Especially at Christmas. Peppermint chocolate treats just need to happen at Christmas time.
Although these particular cookies also need to be made for St. Patrick’s Day every year.
They’re green. The kids don’t think March is complete without green, mint chocolate chip cookies and I’m kind of okay with that.
Any excuse for chocolate chip cookies.
How do you make mint chocolate chip cookies from scratch?
Mint chocolate chip cookies are very easy to make from scratch.
Cream some butter and sugar together, mix in an egg and some peppermint extract, add the dry ingredients and mint chocolate chips, and bake up some tasty cookies.
This recipe doesn’t even require you to chill the cookie dough before baking it.
You can have these cookies scooped out onto a baking sheet before the oven is even heated up. They’re that easy.
Where do I find mint chocolate chips?
Mint chocolate chips are usually found in the baking aisle at the grocery store, although I have had trouble finding the mint flavoured ones lately.
If you can’t find them, regular semi-sweet chocolate chips are fine to use as a substitution. The mint extract will still give plenty of mint flavour to the cookies.
You can also replace them with chopped Andes mints (layered mint chocolates) or Andes chips if you can find those.
How to make Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- I use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to portion out the dough for these cookies. If you don’t have one, you can just scoop out approximately 1.5 tablespoons of dough and roll it into a ball with your hands.
- You don’t need to chill this cookie dough before baking it. If you want your cookies to be a bit thicker, you can chill it for an hour before baking, but I don’t find it makes enough of a difference to bother.
- The green food colouring is optional. It doesn’t change the flavour of the cookies at all, but my kids like having green cookies, so I typically add it!
Here are some more great cookie recipes for you:
- Triple Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
- Lemon Sugar Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cookies
- Chocolate Swig Sugar Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 15-20 drops green food colouring (optional)
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup mint chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg, peppermint extract, and food colouring (if using), and cream until smooth.
- Add the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda, and mix until well combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and mint chocolate chips.
- Form the dough into 1.5 tablespoon sized balls (or use a 1.5 tablespoon sized cookie scoop) and place them 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 9-10 minutes, just until the edges start to brown a bit.
- Let them cool on the pan for about 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Cookies will keep for 7 days in a sealed container at room temperature, or can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Do not over-bake these cookies or they will be crispy rather than chewy. They still look under-baked when you take them out of the oven, but will firm up as they cool.
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Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 2g
Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.