These Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are packed with mint flavor and chocolate. Each bite is soft and fluffy. If you love mint desserts, this is a must try.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies on a platter.
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One of the best flavor combinations is mint and chocolate. Everything we love about this tasty combo is packed into this easy cookie recipe. You get a ton of chocolate and mint in each soft and chewy bite.

Mint is a popular flavor around here. I also make Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies Recipe and Copycat Thin Mint Cookies. I promise these recipes are easy enough for busy moms.

Why this recipe works

This recipe is so easy and can be ready in less than 30 minutes. The entire family will love Mint Chocolate Cookies. They are so soft and packed with chocolate and mint flavor.

Ingredients

Ingredients: eggs, flour, sugar, chocolate chips, butter.
  • Unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Brown Sugar
  • Peppermint Extract 
  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Baking Powder
  • Green Food Coloring 
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Get the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the page.

Variations

  • Omit the peppermint extract. If you want a green cookie without the mint flavor, omit the peppermint extract, Replace it with vanilla extract.
  • Add brown sugar to the recipe. You can substitute ½ cup brown sugar for ½ cup white granulated sugar. This will result in a more chewy cookie.
  • Substitute red food coloring for the green. This is a really pretty variation if you want to make these for other occasions such as Christmas or Valentine’s Day.
  • Use mint baking chips. Instead of using extract, use mint baking chips instead. I would use ½ cups mint chips and ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

    The mint flavor will not be as strong as using peppermint extract. You can also use chopped Andes mints. You can also try using white chocolate chips instead of semi sweet.

How to make Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Step 1. First, preheat the oven. Set the oven to 350 degrees F.  
Mixing bowl with butter and sugar.

Step 2. Combine the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Beat the butter and sugar until it is well combined. You want it to be fluffy. We used a stand mixer but you can also use a handheld mixer.

Mixing bowl with eggs added to mixture.

Step 3. Add the egg and mint extract. Simply, beat in the eggs one at a time. 

Green food coloring added to bowl.

Step 4. Next, add in the extract. Then add the green food coloring.  You can use the amount you prefer until it is the desired color. Two drops of gel food coloring should be plenty to get a nice green shade.

Flour added to wet ingredients.

Step 5. Get out a separate bowl. Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Only mix this until just combined. 

Chocolate chips folded into bowl.

Step 6. Combine the baking chips and chocolate by hand.

Dough shaped into balls.

Step 7. Form the cookie dough balls. I like to use a cookie scoop to make it quick and easy.

Cookies on baking sheet.

Step 8. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes. The edges should be slightly golden brown.  

Cookies on platter.

Step 9. Allow the cookies time to cool on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Storage

Place the cookies in an airtight container. You can leave them at room temperature.

Just make sure the container has a really good lid.

FAQs

How long will homemade cookies last?

These type of cookies will last up to a week. If you still have cookies after that, freeze the cookies to extend their shelf life.

My kids eat these cookies pretty fast. They are so delicious.

Can you freeze?

Yes, place them inside a freezer bag or container. You might also want to put parchment paper in between the layers. They will last up to 3 months in the freezer.

Another method is to freeze the cookies prior to baking. Just scoop the dough as normal on the baking sheets. Instead of baking, place in the freezer.

Let the dough flash freeze for 1 to 2 hours. This step will prevent the cookies from sticking to each other. It will also make it easier to just grab a couple to bake.
Then place inside a freezer container. When you are ready to enjoy, bake as normal. Just note that the cooking time may need to be increased if frozen.

Pro Tips

  • Don’t substitute mint extract for the Peppermint. Mint extract in baked goods can sometimes taste like toothpaste. You will not have the same results as using peppermint extract.
  • Use parchment paper to line baking sheets. This helps make cleanup easy. It also helps to keep the pan clean if you need to bake several batches.
  • Cookie scoops make this recipe quick and easy. You can scoop a bunch of cookies fast using a cookie scoop. This also helps to make sure they are uniform and will cook evenly.
  • Measure Flour precisely. Make sure to level the flour with a knife before adding to the mixture.
  • Refrigerate the dough. If the dough is sticky or hard to handle, place in the fridge for a few minutes before scooping.
  • Don’t overbake the cookies. They will get more firm as they cool. Don’t worry if they look under baked when you take them out of the oven.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 4 votes
These Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are packed with mint flavor and chocolate. Each bite is soft and fluffy. The recipe is so easy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 32
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 174

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Beat together the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl with either a hand-held or stand-up mixer until the mixture is light in color.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time and continue to beat until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). 
  • Add the peppermint extract and green gel food coloring and continue to beat until well incorporated.  (Two drops of gel food coloring should be plenty to get a nice green shade, if you are using regular food coloring you will need slightly more to get the desired shade). 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips being careful not to over mix the dough.
  • Drop the cookie batter onto parchment-lined baking sheets using a large cookie scoop.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are puffy and spring back slightly when touched. 
  • Allow the cookies to sit on the baking sheets for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Then enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 174kcal, Carbohydrates 19g, Protein 2g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 26mg, Sodium 87mg, Potassium 80mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 10g, Vitamin A 198IU, Calcium 29mg, Iron 1mg

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