These deep, dark, decadent mint chocolate chip cookies are my favorite flavors in a cookie! Mint and chocolate are the perfect pairing when it comes to a cookie. This cookie is a chocolate cookie dough with mint chocolate chips.
If you are looking for more mint and chocolate recipes, try my mint fudge or my mint brownies
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
These mint chocolate chip cookies aren’t a green cookie dough (those are coming near Christmas time!) but a chocolate cookie dough with MINT chocolate chips. It’s the reverse of those green cookies basically. You can add in some mint extract to the chocolate cookie dough if you want, but sometimes it’s nice to have a completely different cookie than an all mint one.
Chocolate Chips vs Mint Baking Chips
While I do use brown, real chocolate chips that are mint flavored, feel free to use the green-colored mint flavored chips if you prefer them. The difference is that the “baking chips” aren’t real chocolate, so while they look green and pretty, I prefer using a REAL chocolate chip that is mint flavored. Less of that weird coating feeling in your mouth when you eat them if that makes sense. (if you know, you know.) However it can be harder to find real chocolate chips that have mint flavoring, that is another conundrum!
Tips & Tricks For Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Always under bake your cookies for the softest, chewiest cookies ever!
- This recipe will work just fine with any type of mint chocolate chips, even the green ones!
- If you want extra minty cookies, you can add 1/4 tsp mint extract.
If you are wanting some other great cookie recipes, try these:
- Copycat DoubleTee Tree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Walnut Loaded Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Perfectly Chewy, Ice Cream Sandwich Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oreo Chocolate Pudding Cookies
- Double Mint Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies!
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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Prep Time
- 15 minutes
- Cook Time
- 10 minutes
- 36 cookies
- Karlynn Johnston
- 1 cup butter
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 2/3 cup cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- one 12-13 ounce package of Mint Chocolate Chips
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. F.
- Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl, making sure that the cocoa isn't lumpy and is well mixed in.
- In your mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until it's light-colored and fluffy.
- Then add in your eggs, one at time, beating them in completely after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.
- Using the mixer on the lowest speed setting, slowly add in the dry mixture little by little, until it has all been added and mixed in thoroughly. Add in the whole bag of chocolate chips and mix until they are just evenly through the dough.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonful onto ungreased or parchment-lined cookie sheets. Bake in the 350 °F oven for 9-10 minutes.
- Remember that the key to wonderful cookies is just under baking them by a minute or so and this is especially important with these cookies as the cocoa can dry things out. After a minute of so of cooling on the sheets, remove the cookies onto a rack to cool completely.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
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You could also add mint flavouring to the wet ingredients and use regular chocolate chips. In a pinch 😉
Thanks for the recipe and I am really looking forward to making these. Your recipe is so easy to follow.
Can you freeze these? Are they able to be made ahead at all or kept in the fridge?
1/2 cup of cocoa. How much cocoa. Thank you
None of my local PC brand stores carry these mint chips anymore! I have even tried writing to the company to find out if they have been discontinued but no answer. 🙁
Your recipe has made it onto my list of holiday regulars and I must find a way!
Metro and Sobeys sell them at Christmas time, I buy a bunch and have them on hand.
Christine H says
Just made these and they are AMAZING!!! I also made a gluten free version by replacing the flour with Namaste’s gluten free blend – they turned out perfectly!! This will definitely be a regular Christmas cookie for me. Easy and delicious. Thank you for sharing!!
Thanks for the recipe!!! Can’t wait to try it! I bought a package of mint flavored chocolate chips right before Christmas and haven’t used them yet. Unfortunately I can’t find these chips anymore… Will enjoy them with cookies while I can, and wish that I see these chips back next Christmas!
Karlynn Johnston says
They are SO amazing Heidi! If they stop making them…..
Heidi at Food Doodles says
I love those chips! Those are the ones I used in some cookies I made recently too. I just love chocolate and mint together! Your cookies look great! 😀
Oh wow, I have to find these mint chocolate chips somewhere!! One of my favorite combinations as well. ^_^