These large mint chocolate chip cookies are minty, chocolatey, and sweet! A fun treat for a Saint Patrick's Day party, or to satisfy your mint chocolate chip cookies craving. Large bakery style mint chip cookies, that are soft, chewy, quick & easy!
If you're craving a mint chip shake, but there isn't any to be found then make some cookies! While there is no ice cream in this recipe, you can always crumble or blend these up with some vanilla ice cream.
My mint chip soft and chewy cookies are so delicious and refreshing. These cookies are also beautifully green (my favorite color!) and would stand out on any cookie dessert table. Food coloring isn't enjoyed by all, in this case, you can create a natural green color with matcha tea powder.
When it comes to chocolate chip cookies these are definitely in my top 5! Next to mint chocolate chip would be my blueberry chocolate chip cookies, blueberry white chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip cookies with chocolate pudding, and last but not least my white and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.
Important Ingredients with Substitutions
- Mint or Peppermint extract - Use pure mint extract to get the most authentic mint flavor. 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 or chocolate chunks - Whichever your preferred brand is will work perfectly! There is a huge variety of mint chocolate chips available: White mint chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, mini mint chocolate chip, or green mint chips.
See the recipe below for the full list of ingredients and quantities.
Instructions for mint chocolate chip cookies
Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat mats. 1 or 2 baking sheets might be necessary.
Step 1: In a medium mixing bowl sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Whisk to combine, then set aside.
Step 2: In a large bowl add the room temperature butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
Step 3: Using a hand mixer, beat until fluffy and combined.
Step 4: Add eggs, yolk, vanilla extract, and mint extract. Beat to combine.
Step 5: Add 5-7 drops of green gel food coloring. Beat the cookie dough to fully incorporate the color.
Step 6: Add in the flour mixture ⅓ at a time.
Step 7: Mix cookie dough to combine.
Step 8: Once combined, pour in the mint chocolate chips.
Step 9: Fold into the cookie dough completely.
Step 10: Use a large cookie scoop, or measure a 2-3 tablespoon ball of cookie dough to place on your prepared baking sheet or a Silpat.
Step 11: Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges.
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Hint: Bake only one sheet of cookie dough at a time. This will result in an even cook.
- Andes Mints - Any combination of Andes mint chips, Andes mints, or Andes candies would all be delicious as well. There is no "right" chocolate chip to choose for this chocolate chip cookie recipe, so pick one that you love!
Store baked cookies in an air-tight container or Ziploc bag to keep them soft and fresh.
Can I freeze chocolate chip mint cookies? Freeze cookies in a freezer-safe airtight container or ziplock freezer bag for up to 3 months.
Can I freeze mint chocolate chip cookie dough? Yes! I do this often. Prepare the recipe up until baking. Scoop cookie dough balls onto a baking sheet and place them in the freezer for a couple of hours so the dough balls can harden. Then place the cookie dough in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 3 cups All purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon mint extract
- 5-7 drops green gel food coloring
- 3 cups mint chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a couple of large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- 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.
- Add eggs, yolk, vanilla, and mint extract. Beat to combine.
- Add 5-7 drops of green gel food coloring. Beat to fully incorporate the color.
- Add in the flour mixture ⅓ at a time, mix to combine.
- Once combined, pour in the mint chocolate chips. Fold in completely.
- Use a large ice cream scoop, or measure a 2-3 tablespoon ball of dough to place on your baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges.
- Allow to cool completely before serving.