Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

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Chocolate cookies dotted with mint chocolate chips! If you like chocolate and mint together, you will LOVE these easy cookies! They are the perfect cookies for Christmas or any day!ย 

Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies are rich, chocolate cookies with mint chocolate chips! Great cookie for Christmas or any day! #cookies #chocolate #mint #Christmascookies

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, it is my duty. We have lots of friends, neighbors, and family that deserve treats.

Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies 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.

Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies are a favorite Christmas cookie! #cookies #Christmascookies #holidays #chocolate #mint

If you like chocolate and mint together, you are going to LOVE these cookies! They remind me of mint chocolate chip ice cream, but in cookie form. Oooh, and I just had an idea, these cookies would make GREAT ice cream sandwiches. Take two cookies and stuff chocolate mint chip ice cream in the center. Now, we are talking. Talk about the perfect chocolate mint dessert!

For these chocolate mint cookies, I use Guittard green mint chocolate chips. Several grocery stores carry them, especially during the holiday months. You can also order them online. If you can’t find them, you can use Andes Mint Baking Chips, they work well too.

Forget the after dinner mint and grab a chocolate mint chip cookie instead.

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Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies are rich, fudgy chocolate cookies with refreshing mint chocolate chips! Everyone LOVES these cookies! #cookies #chocolate #mint #dessert #baking

Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Chocolate cookies dotted with mint chocolate chips are a family favorite, especially during the holidays.
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Dutch processed cocoa
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups mint chocolate chips divided (you will need 2 bags)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Set aside.
  3. With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Next, add in vanilla extract. Mix until just combined.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Mix in the 2 cups of the mint chocolate chips.
  5. Roll cookies into balls, about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie. Placeย cookie balls on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Top the cookies with remaining mint chocolate chips. Sticking them on top and the sides. This will make the cookies pretty:)
  6. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are set, but still soft in the center. Donโ€™t overbake. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and cool completely.
  7. Note-this recipe was originally posted in 2009, but I updated the recipe because some readers had issues with the dough being crumbly. The chocolate base recipe is now different. It has eggs and no milk. The new recipe is perfection! I hope you like the cookies!
Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies are rich and fudgy chocolate cookies with green mint chocolate chips! Perfect for Christmas or any day! #cookies #Christmas #Christmascookies #mint #chocolatemint

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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:)

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. I just bought a bag of those little nuggets! I haven’t tried them yet but have been itching to do so. I guess I have always been a little put off by the green color, but what the hey, it’s the holidays! I will be making these cookies, you have been forewarned! Thank you

  15. Mmm i love anything with chocolate and mint together but these look gorgeous! I wish we had mint chips over here ๐Ÿ™ we don’t have anythnig like that. Great job! Yum.

  16. I just baked them and i’m not sure if they shoul be soft.
    I had them in an oven for 14 minutes and they nice and kind of crunchy they are really good.
    Are they supposed to be the soft or a little crunchy?

  17. I just baked them, they came out delicious but a little crunchy. My husband said that they should be softer. I baked them for 14 minutes. Are they supposed to be soft or crunchy? Thank you

  18. Maggie-they are a little crunchy on the edges, but the middles should be soft. Your oven might be a little different than mine. Try taking them out a little sooner and they should be soft.

    Allison-There are no eggs, it is not a typo! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Melissa-Glad you enjoyed these cookies.

  19. My grocery store no longer carries these dark chocolate & mint chips and the Nestle website doesn’t show them. Have they been discontinued? The cookies were great!

  20. I am reading the recipe and am a bit confused. What do you mean by
    * dutch-process cocoa-make sure to use dutch process*? If you could let me kow that would be great. I am planning on using chopped up Andees mints instead of mint chips, think it will work?

    1. Mandi-dutch process is a darker cocoa, if you can’t find it, go ahead and use regular unsweetened cocoa, the cookies just won’t be as dark. The Andes mints will work perfectly!

  21. These look so good and will be perfect for my holiday cookie tray. IF I can find the mint chips. I’ve not seen them around in a long time and hope they haven’t been discontinued. As a mint/chocolate lover I’m always on the prowl for such things.

  22. To the Two Peas in a Pod,

    Several years ago I found these mint chips for the first time. My daughter and I experimented with dough recipes until we found the right combo of ingredients. very similar to what you have. Anyway, then my daughter was 8 or 9 and entered them in the county fair for a 4-H project and got Best of the Best for her first fair entry ever!!!! They are so good, everyone we know always want seconds and thirds! Glad you posted the recipe for others that may not be confident enough to try their own experimentation.
    P.S. we also found if you melt some baking chocolate and add it to the dough, they ROCK even more! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Stumbled upon this recipe on pinterest a week or so ago… I just pulled the first batch out of the oven and had a nibble…AMAZING! Great balance of flavors – I’m a happy lady : ) Thanks for sharing such an easy, yummy recipe!

  24. I know this is an older recipe but I just made it and oh my are these delicious!!! I used Nestle’s mint and dark chocolate chip mix, amazing!! Thanks so much for the recipe!!

  25. Maria, You have the best cookie recipes. They always come out chewythe way I like them. I made your peanut butter ones with chopped reese’s cups and I’ll make these with peanut butter chips. Thank you

  26. Just noticed that the recipe does not call for any eggs…is that correct? I’m in the middle of mixing my cookie batter and wanted to know before going any further. Thanks.

  27. I made these yesterday but substituted mint chocolate M&Ms for the chocolate chips, and they were delicious! Our favorite Christmas cookie we’ve ever made! We will definitely be making these for years to come. Thank you for sharing your recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. I just made these and they turned out perfect! The mint complemented the deep chocolate flavour beautifully. I had a little trouble mixing the flour into the dough as it was very thick, but other than that making these was a breeze. They will be devoured this Christmas for sure! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

  29. At first it seemed like there wasn’t enough moisture when I was creaming the sugar and butter and not until I added the milk did the mixture resemble dough. Easy recipe! I used Ghirradeli’s dark chocolate/mint mix. Mmmmmm I’m eating one now! It’s super fudgy and delicious! Thanks for sharing, this will make a welcome edition to my Christmas cookie tray! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. It was a weekend and my family wanted some Homemade cookies. I jumped onto Google to find a new recipe. I came across this Chocolate mint chip recipe. I have to say my kids and myself were very pleased at how delicious they were. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  31. I tried to make these tonight and I ended up having to throw the dough away. They were very dry and then I added an egg and then they became too wet and sticky. I didn’t end up using the mint chips and dumped the batter. What a waste!

  32. I tried this recipe yesterday and it was a great success! My husband (who is a mint chocolate lover) loves the soft texture of the cookies and of course the mint flavor. My son (he’s 2) ate 3 cookies in a row ๐Ÿ™‚ Me? Of course I love it! I just said good bye to the last cookie and will definitely make a second batch within this week.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. I made these cookies tonight after randomly finding the chips at Vons and searching to find something yummy to do with them. I don’t know what I did wrong, but there was WAY too many mint chips for batter. And, the batter was really dry and crumbly and after I cooked them they tasted almost salty. I followed the recipe to a tee? All of the reviews say how delicious they were, but I clearly did something off ๐Ÿ™

    1. If you aren’t a big mint fan, you can always reduce the amount of chips, but I don’t know why the dough was crumbly for you. I’ve never had a problem. Sorry!

  34. I made these yesterday and they were delicious! I put a couple in the fridge so they were nice and cold, then dipped in milk…. DELIGHTFUL!!

  35. The cookies look delish. But I was surprised to see that there are no eggs in the recipe. What makes these cookies moist?

  36. Wish that those making comments had actually tried the recipe. Most say they like the picture, but it appears they haven’t tried them. I’m making them this morning so will let you know the results.

  37. Actually, I just saw your reply to another comment about the msising eggs and left them out. I just added a touch more milk. Also, I couldn’t find the mint chips so I used mint M&Ms. Looks pretty!

  38. I just made these. Two words yum yummy! I love the recipe. And the way I look at it I have the rest of my life to loose the weight from the holidays.

  39. “Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternately with the milk in one batch” I don’t understand what this sentence means, can you please explain? I followed all the other directions (skipping this sentence that I didn’t understand), and the dough turned out to be the consistency of dry clumpy dirt.

  40. These are delicious!!! I couldn’t find any mint chips, so I substituted mint m&m’s and added about 1/4 teaspoon mint extract to the dough. They were great, thanks for the recipe!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. I have been stalking your blog/recipes for a couple weeks now and decided to try this recipe for Christmas and it did not work at all. I followed the recipe to a T but my cookies were flat as can be and spread out like crazy. I put the dough in the freezer for 30 minutes and they were oozing all over the pan in the oven by minute 5 of baking! I was wondering if maybe it was supposed to be baking SODA instead of powder in the recipe? If not, I’m not sure what went wrong. Do you usually chill your dough for a lot longer than the 15 minutes minimum time? They look amazing and I’d love for the recipe to work out, just not sure how to fix it. Any help/advice at all would be very much appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. These were so good! I made them two night ago and they were incredible! They made 2 dozen with my 1 1/2 tbsp cookie scoop, so I was glad I decided to double it.

    I had such a hard time finding mint chips, though. Apparently they are seasonal and available around Christmas. I tried Winco, Smith’s, and Harmons with no luck. I finally found some Andes bits at Macey’s. They worked great! I was a little sad the Andes mints weren’t a brighter green since I made them for St. Patrick’s Day, but they tasted delicious!

  43. These cookies are moist (I didn’t miss the eggs just like TwoPeas promised) but I would recommend cutting back the chips to half a bag. I can’t taste the chocolate; the chips are overpowering. Someone commented that you could add mint extract instead of vanilla; I wouldn’t recommend doing that.
    The recipe yielded 24 cookies for me, they were on the large side. I will be trying these again with a few less chips! Thanks for the recipe!

  44. These cookies are great, one of my favorite flavor combos. I followed your recipe exact, but I’m wondering what you used to scoop your dough and what you consider a “normal size cookie”? I am lucky I got 2 dozen out of this recipe, and they are on the smaller side of normal cookies….

  45. Made these cookies… Very delicious, however, it seemed that I needed more milk than the recipe called for… Ended up using about 1/2 cup milk because the mixture was too dry, even with the 1/3 cup of milk.. Anyone else experience that?

  46. Just made a batch – needed a LOT more milk than you call for. The dough was just dust without almost a whole cup of milk and a little more butter.
    And having never worked with Cocoa powder before, it’s worth a warning – this stuff just puffs into a chocolate cloud and covers EVERYTHING.
    I’m a competent adult, and a good cook – when complete, the cookies are very good.

  47. Great recipe. I didn’t miss the eggs at all. Will say that resting the dough is definitely necessary and will come together once that is done. I was concerned after I first mixed it as it looked quite dry but it was great. Thanks!

  48. Incredibly easy and quick, extremely tasty, and they look great! I was confused why the ingredients didn’t include an egg, but it is more than fine. ๐Ÿ™‚ They are fudgy and soft inside, with a light crisp on the outside. Perfect. Thank you very much for sharing your recipe with us!

  49. OHMYGAWD~~!!!!
    I found this recipe and it is so good, thank you so much for the recipe! I saw other people changing the recipe because the batter was too dry…? But I followed the recipe step by step and the dough came together perfectly. I didn’t have to add any extra milk, or add eggs and I am totally okay with not having eggs in the recipe because more cookie dough can be eaten ye! Anyone who’s wary of the comments, just follow the recipe and everything should come together great.
    Thanks again!

  50. No egg = safe to eat raw while pregnant! I’m one happy girl and will be making a lot of these over the next few months!

    I followed the recipe exactly and the dough looks great! Will refrigerate over night and bake with the kiddos tomorrow.

  51. i loved this recipe when they were fresh and hot! but as soon as the cookies cooled they tastes in pure cocoa powder, yuck. how can i fix this?!

  52. Very good cookie although I substituted 1 cup dark chocolate chunks and 1 cup mini mint chips. My husband LOVES mint and I needed a recipe to try the mini chips I picked up last week. This recipe is definitely being added to our list of favorites!

  53. Just wanted to double check. I am trying these again this year after having difficulty with hem last year. (They were very thin and wafer like). There are no eggs in the recipe, correct? I just can’t figure out what went wrong last year. Thanks in advance.

  54. The pictures are gorgeous! I just made them and they are very good. Next time, I will try an egg in place of the milk, because the texture was not as rich as cookies made with egg. My kids loved them though!

  55. oh my… these literally just came out my oven and wow… they are incredibly rich and delicious and exactly what I was hoping for when I looked up a recipe for mint chocolate chip cookies. thank you!!! the only change I made is using a combo of mint and chocolate chips instead of only mint chips ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. I just made these cookies and I’m pretty disappointed. The dough is super crumbly and terrible to work with, but if you can smoosh it together it’ll bake up okay. They taste okay, but I won’t be making them again. I’ll be looking for a more traditional cookie recipe with eggs.

  57. I was surprise that there are NO eggs in the recipe. The dough is really firm and it was hard to mix in the mint chips. The cookie is definitely not one of my favorites. I won’t make it again. The Guittard mint chips were okay – not the best ๐Ÿ™ Sorry for giving it a bad review ~ I really wanted to like it. I’m looking for a good Mint Chip Cookie recipe.

  58. I made these with Dutched cocoa this time, after making them for several years with regular Penzey’s high-fat cocoa. Those were delicious – these are out of this world!

  59. Just made these a few minutes ago. They are yummy! I did add mint extract to the dough. I had a mixture of mint and chocolate chips. The dough was a little dry so I added in a tiny bit more milk. ย They are thin cookies. Was hopping for something a little thicker. Perhaps the extra milk made them that way. Also, it was a little oily on the bottom.ย 

  60. I haven’t made this cookie yet. Before I do it, I have a question. Is it baking powder that you used here or should it be baking soda? I know Baking Soda is oftentimes used with chocolate or cocoa powder, brown sugar and other acidic ingredients to neutralize the acid that would eventually create the leavening process. I was wondering if it’s just a typographical error of it’s really a baking powder that you used for this recipe. Thank you.

  61. I read some reviews, it says no eggs, but I found 1 egg in this recipe. Was this recipe already edited? I don’t want to waste my Guittard Mint chips (hard to find it here in our country), so I wanted to be sure this recipe is correct and tested.

  62. There isn’t an egg in the recipe. I never use one. I know some said the dough was dry, but I never use an egg, it is plenty moist with the milk.

  63. Ok, the last time I made this, it had been altered from this recipe to one with eggs. Now it looks like the old, delicious recipe. Am I going crazy?

  64. These look amazing. I love those green mint chocolate chips. These are perfect for the holiday season. I really must make them. My kids are going to love them.

  65. Okay hold on… this is a totally different recipe than it used to be. THIS used to be the cookie here: http://puu.sh/yFZoX/76e4c1c0b4.jpg – I just made these a couple weeks ago from that old recipe, bookmarked to this link.

    And the pictures, as well as the recipe, have totally changed. I’ve been going back to this page for this exact recipe every winter for years – it was not only delicious, but it was egg-free (I’m intolerant to eggs and this was a lifesaver). Please bring the old one back…

  66. Hi, I commented about the egg before and you said you never used eggs. But the recipe that is showing right now has eggs.
    INGREDIENTS:
    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup Dutch processed cocoa
    1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 cup light brown sugar
    2 large eggs, at room temperature
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 1/2 cups mint chocolate chips, divided (you will need 2 bags)


  67. These cookies are absolutely amazing. They are beautiful, fudgy, and delicious, yet so simple. I will definitely make these again! I would not put peppermint extract in the base, though, they are already perfectly minty!

  68. Hi. I want to make these cookies for St. Patrick’s Day! I have a convection oven and was wondering what you’d recommend for the temperature? Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚


  69. Just made these for St. Patrick’s Day, they are really good! The dough was a bit dry to work with, did you intend for us to use sifted flour rather than packed? Maybe publishing the weight of the flour would help.


  70. OMG, I made these cookies today, and they are incredible!!! ย They are going in my personal cookbook. ย I didn’t have the green mint chips, and I will get them next time so people know what they are eating, but it doesn’t matter–they are so, so good! ย Thanks for this recipe.

  71. Hi! I really would like to make these cookies and add chocolate pudding mix bc I love your ย vanilla pudding chocolate chip cookie. How do I incorporate the chocolate pudding mix ย into this recipe and what do I take out instead? Thanks,ย 
    Zayraย 

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