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Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Yes, I am posting another cookie recipe. I am not going to apologize because these are worth posting and “tis the season,” right? I just can’t stop baking. I love baking during the holidays and I need to-we have lots of friends, neighbors, and co-workers that deserve treats.

I decided to make a  batch of chocolate mint cookies because they are perfect for the holidays. The dark chocolate cookie dough was perfect for the bright green mint chips. These cookies are ooohhh soooo chocolaty! They are soft, rich, and the mint chips add a refreshing touch. I think I will have to add these to my favorite holiday cookie list. They are too good to not bake.

Forget the after dinner mint and grab a chocolate mint chip cookie instead. Your mouth and tummy will thank you.

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Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

1-1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup dutch-process cocoa-make sure to use dutch process for a rich/dark flavor
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cubed and room temp
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1 bag of mint chips-I used Guittard

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line baking sheets with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa, and set aside. Beat the butter on medium-high until light and add sugars, creaming well. Add the vanilla and beat until smooth. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternately with the milk in one batch, mixing well. Stir in the mint chips. Chill dough for at least 15 minutes. You can make the dough a few hours or 2 days before baking and it will be fine. Just wrap it up and keep in the fridge.

Scoop the dough onto a parchment- or silpat-lined cookie sheet, press down on them slightly, and bake for 14-15 minutes…for a normal size cookie. Let the cookies cool completely on the cookie sheet, they will set up as they cool. Store in an air-tight container, they will stay fresh for a couple of days.

If you like these chocolate mint cookies, you might also like:

Chocolate Mint Thumbprints from Two Peas and Their Pod
Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies from Eat Me, Delicious
Winter Mint Cookies from Dog Hill Kitchen
Chocolate Mint Wafers from Recipe Girl

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144 Responses to “Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies”

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    Erica — December 16, 2009 @ 4:25 am

    Fabulous! I made cookies just like these last week using the bags of half dark half mint chips and Josh went NUTS for them! I think I will have to make them again this weekend. Perfect for the holidays

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    Mags — December 16, 2009 @ 6:18 am

    Chocolate and mint were made to go together. Great cookie recipe!

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    Meghan — December 16, 2009 @ 6:47 am

    I def. agree – the bright color of the chips stands out so nicely in the dark chocolate, and looks delectable!

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    Rosa — December 16, 2009 @ 6:55 am

    Those look irresistible!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is — December 16, 2009 @ 6:58 am

    Your pictures of these are gorgeous!! Mint + chocolate = heaven.

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    Cristie — December 16, 2009 @ 7:01 am

    Maria, these look wonderful. Love the colors, they would be so pretty on a holiday tray!

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    Nastassia — December 16, 2009 @ 8:16 am

    Your cookie craze is killing me! I’m going to gain so much weight by the end of it, just looking at your cookies makes me want to run to the kitchen and bake! The green mint chips are beautiful in the cookie.

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    Michelle — December 16, 2009 @ 8:28 am

    What a great looking, very chewy cookie! I made mint cookies this year too but I think your version looks so much better!

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    stephchows — December 16, 2009 @ 8:31 am

    never apologize for a cookie :) never :) hehe

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — December 16, 2009 @ 8:40 am

    I saw these Guittard chips at World Market the other day. Didn’t need any more chips though so I didn’t pick them up! These look great- you could probably sub mint extract for the vanilla too- to make them even mintier.

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    megan — December 16, 2009 @ 8:51 am

    I know what you mean about baking! I just finished the 12 days of Christmas (cookies) and I still have cookies I want to bake! how is that possible? And now these are added to the list. They look incredible! :)

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    Becky O. — December 16, 2009 @ 9:02 am

    Those look so delicious and soft! My older sister would go crazy over these. She is such a mint and chocolate kind of girl! She’s in town for the holidays and we’ve been trying to decide what to bake together. I’m going to suggest these!

    Lovely pictures!

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    Gaby — December 16, 2009 @ 9:31 am

    ummm can you ship me some of these?? haha! they look amazing! I SERIOUSLY need to find those chips – I need to start looking!

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    VeggieGirl — December 16, 2009 @ 9:34 am

    HOLY FREAKING YUM!!

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    Sonja @ ActiveFoodie — December 16, 2009 @ 9:52 am

    These are so cute! They look so chewy and delicious! I have to add these to my baking to do list!!

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    Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen — December 16, 2009 @ 10:08 am

    Nice colors! I love the look of these cookies!

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    grace — December 16, 2009 @ 10:15 am

    NEVER apologize for cookies! i love the vibrant green against the chocolate brown. yes…this is much more preferable to a simple mint. :)

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    Barabara Bakes — December 16, 2009 @ 10:28 am

    Love the picture of these with the green background! It really sets off the yummy cookies!

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    food-4tots — December 16, 2009 @ 10:48 am

    OMG….How I wish I can sink my teeth into one right now! Simply irresistable!!!

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    Mary — December 16, 2009 @ 12:07 pm

    These look seriously delicious, Maria.

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    Elle — December 16, 2009 @ 1:57 pm

    One of the best flavor combos out there, for sure! I love the cool green color, too!

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    ThatsSoYummy — December 16, 2009 @ 2:49 pm

    My son loves mint and I know he would just eat these all up. Thanks for sharing will have to make them for him! :-)

    -Natasha

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    Bren — December 16, 2009 @ 3:33 pm

    good thought, Lorie, on the extract. Either way, these look too darn good!!!

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    dawn — December 16, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

    tis the season indeed! you post as many cookies as you want girl! I love them all.

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    Shari — December 16, 2009 @ 4:23 pm

    These look yummy! I love mint and chocolate. The other day I found some really great guittard mint chips and I thought they might taste really awesome in Dorie Greenspan’s World Peace Cookies. Kind of a twist on an already perfect thing…I’m going to make them this weekend.

    Mint and Chocolate…almost no better combination!

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    Anisha — December 16, 2009 @ 6:07 pm

    I was going to make chocolate chip peppermint bark cookies, but these look pretty darn sexy. Will let you know how it turns out!

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    Esi — December 16, 2009 @ 7:08 pm

    These look great! I love the color contrast

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    marla {Family Fresh Cooking} — December 16, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

    These mint chocolate cookies look fabulous! I am baking a huge cake this weekend…rich dark chocolate devils food with mint chips. I wish I had known about these Guittard chips earlier. Not sure if I can find them before baking begins. They are so pretty with the chocolate. Stop on by my blog if you would like to enter my Scharffen Berger giveaway!!!

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    eatingRD — December 16, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

    mmm I love mint and chocolate!! I may just have to make these for a cookie exchange party I’m going to :)

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    eatingRD — December 16, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

    may I ask what kind of camera you use and lighting set-up? They look so pristine and crisp. I have a canon rebel xsi, but I don’t have any kind of lighting station and am having a terrible time with the time change! thanks!

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    Nicole — December 16, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

    What a festive, tasty-looking treat! Saving that recipe, too!

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    Pam — December 16, 2009 @ 8:48 pm

    I may just make these….soon. They look fantastic.

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    Nicole Handy — December 16, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

    Maria & Josh,
    We were lucky enough to be the recipients of some of you fine cookie baking! They were all soooo delicious. Unfortunately, Garrett and I can’t comment specifically on the mint-chocolate ones because the kids gobbled them up before either one of us got to try them. Thanks again! We still need to make pizza! Let’s plan a night in January and we’ll get a babysitter.

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    Lauren — December 16, 2009 @ 10:50 pm

    Gorgeous cookies! I love the colour of those chips. They’re simply amazing!

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    Jennifer — December 16, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

    I love chocolate and mint together! these cookies sound so great!

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    twopeas — December 17, 2009 @ 7:40 am

    Lori-I will have to try mint extract next time. They were pretty minty already though-love those chips:)

    EatingRD-We have a Cannon Rebel-DSLR, look under our FAQ page for more info:) I struggle with lighting issues as well. I work ten hour days-it is dark when I go to work and when I come home. I am still trying to find a solution. I hear the Lowell lights are nice. I am saving my pennies for a set:)

    Nicole-I am sad you didn’t get to try the mint cookies. We will have to bake you some more. We would love to do a pizza night in Jan! Let’s plan it!

    Thanks everyone else:)

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    Debbie — December 17, 2009 @ 8:25 am

    They look so delicious! Love it…..you can never have too many cookie recipes this time of year!!!

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    Kathy — December 17, 2009 @ 8:29 am

    These look so good! I’m wondering where you got the mint chips? I was able to buy a couple of bags of these several years ago, but I haven’t been able to find them anywhere, since – not even online. Do you mind telling me where you got them?

    Thanks!

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    Live.Love.Eat — December 17, 2009 @ 8:45 am

    I am not a huge cookie person although I wish I baked them more to give away as treats BUT I think I would enjoy these more than the original version. I am envious of your baking energy!

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    twopeas — December 17, 2009 @ 9:05 am

    Kathy- I have seen mint chips at a few stores lately, but I bought the Guittard Mint Chips at Winnco Foods in Utah. I hope you can find some!

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