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Minty, Chocolatey, and Sweet! A fun treat for a Saint Patrick’s Day party, or to satisfy your mint chocolate chip cookies craving. Soft, chewy, quick & easy!

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How to make Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients

All-purpose flour – Measuring out flour using a kitchen scale will give you the best results.

Salt – Flavor enhancer

Baking soda

Baking powder

Butter – Room temperature butter. If your butter hasn’t come up to temp, boil water in a kettle if possible and pour into large glasses and let sit for a couple of minutes. Dump out the water and place the glass upside down over the stick of butter, let sit for 10 – 15 minutes. Butter should be room temperature and ready to use. I do this often!

Sugar – White granulated sugar. To avoid hard sugar lumps, sifting the sugars is a good practice.

Brown sugar – Light brown sugar, packed. Same as the White sugar, sift the Brown sugar to remove any hard lumps that may have formed.

Eggs – Room temperature if possible.

Egg yolk

Vanilla extract – Using a pure vanilla extract will yield the best results.

Mint or Peppermint extract – Use pure mint extract to get the most authentic taste. Mint or peppermint extract will work fine.

Green gel food coloring – If you’re unable to use gel, the liquid would work fine as well, but you may need a little more to achieve the desired color.

Mint chocolate chips – Whichever your preferred brand is will work perfectly! There is a huge variety of mint chocolate chips available: White mint chocolate chips, andes mint chips, mint chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, and green mint chips.

There is no “right” chocolate chip to choose for this recipe, so pick one that you love!

ingredients measured out for mint chocolate chip cookies

Kitchen supplies for Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mix it, Bake it, & Eat it

Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a couple of large baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat mats.

In a medium bowl sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Whisk to combine, then set aside. 

In a large bowl add the room temperature butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Using a hand mixer, beat until fluffy and combined. 

flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder whisked together
brown sugar, sugar, and room temp butter in a bowl
butter and sugar beaten until combined

Add eggs, yolk, vanilla extract, and mint extract. Beat to combine.

Add 5-7 drops of green gel food coloring. Beat the cookie dough to fully incorporate the color.

eggs, vanilla, and mint extract added to blended butter
eggs, vanilla and mint beat into the mixture
green food coloring added

Add in the flour mixture 1/3 at a time, mix cookie dough to combine.

Once combined, pour in the mint chocolate chips. Fold into the cookie dough completely. 

flour mixture mixed into wet mixture
chocolate chips poured on top of dough
chocolate chips folded in

Use a large ice cream scoop, or measure a 2-3 tbsp ball of cookie dough to place on your parchment-lined baking sheet or a Silpat.

Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges. 

Allow chocolate chip cookies to cool completely before serving.

chocolate chips folded in
layout of cookies on two plates and cooling rack

Tips for Baking, Eating & Storing Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking

-Make sure ingredients are at room temperature and set out at least 30 minutes before starting your recipe.

-Bake only one sheet of cookie dough at a time. This will result in an even cook.

-Experiment with different inclusions. Let me know in the comments what you mixed into your cookie dough and if you enjoyed the experience.

Eating

-A fun treat for a St. Patricks Day party.

-For a full green cookie, use green mint chips in place of chocolate mint chips or Andes chips.

-Crumble a cookie on top of a bowl of mint chip ice cream.

Storing

-Store baked cookies in an air-tight container or Ziploc bag to keep them soft and fresh.

-Freeze baked cookies in an air-tight container or Ziploc bag in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Minty, Chocolatey, and Sweet! And, my FAVORITE color!

  • Total Time: 57 minute
  • Yield: 15 cookies 1x

Ingredients

Scale

3 cups (384g) Flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 egg yolk

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp mint extract

57 drops green gel food coloring

3 cups mint chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a couple of large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Whisk to combine, then set aside. 
  3. In a large bowl add the room temperature butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Using a hand mixer, beat until fluffy and combined. 
  4. Add eggs, yolk, vanilla, and mint extract. Beat to combine.
  5. Add 5-7 drops of green gel food coloring. Beat to fully incorporate the color.
  6. Add in the flour mixture 1/3 at a time, mix to combine.
  7. Once combined, pour in the mint chocolate chips. Fold in completely. 
  8. Use a large ice cream scoop, or measure a 2-3 tbsp ball of dough to place on your baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges. 
  10. Allow to cool completely before serving.
  • Author: April Brown
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-18 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 498
  • Sugar: 43.9 g
  • Sodium: 282.5 mg
  • Fat: 23.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 66 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.4 mg

Keywords: St. Patricks day desserts, Mint chocolate chip recipes, St. paddys day desserts,

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