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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

These mint chocolate chip cookies are the perfect treat! These soft and chewy cookies are quick and easy to make and everyone loves them!

mint chocolate chip cookies

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.

chocolate mint chip cookies

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.

chewy mint chocolate chip cookies

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.

mint 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.

chewy mint chip 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.

chocolate mint chip cookies

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.

mint chocolate chip cookies

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.

mint chocolate chip cookies

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!

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Yield: 18 cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

mint chocolate chip cookies

These mint chocolate chip cookies are the perfect treat! These soft and chewy cookies are quick and easy to make and everyone loves them!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg, peppermint extract, and food colouring (if using), and cream until smooth.
  4. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda, and mix until well combined.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips and mint chocolate chips.
  6. 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.
  7. Bake for 9-10 minutes, just until the edges start to brown a bit.
  8. Let them cool on the pan for about 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. 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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Nutrition Information:



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.


Sunday 14th of November 2021

These cookies are so delicious! I used 1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips, 1/4 Cup Andes Creme De Menthe Baking Chips, and 1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts. Despite using lots of drops Watkins Green Food Color, and although green color when mixed, they baked "not green" but still so minty and delicious! Great recipe! Blessings,


Sunday 14th of November 2021

So glad you liked them! I find the gel food colouring works a lot better than the liquid kind for getting a nice green colour after they're baked.


Sunday 3rd of December 2017

For those looking for real recipe review: I made these last year. My co-workers ate them all up and was raving about them. They were great and actually came out as described. I used mini chocolate chips and they came out delicious. The flavor came out minty, some may want to cut the flavoring in half. I plan to make these again for this year's cookie exchange.

genevieve d'En

Wednesday 7th of December 2016

I would like to make these for Christmas...Do you think I can freeze them?


Wednesday 7th of December 2016

Yes, they will freeze just fine! Just freeze them in an airtight container (or ziplock bag) after they are baked and cooled and they will be fine for up to 3 months.

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