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Jul 03

Junior Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Two ingredients – that’s all you need to make these cookie cups.

I mean, it’s almost embarrassing that I’m calling this a recipe. But I am, because it’s probably my favorite cookie in a very long time: Junior Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups!

Junior Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups - only 2 ingredients! These come together in minutes!

I looooooove Junior Mints. I’ll explain why in another post sometime (it’s food related) but every time I see a box I just can’t help picking one up. Something about the cool mint and smooth center gets me every time.

Also, a 4 ounce box should be considered less than a serving. Is it just me or is it too easy to inhale the whole thing in less than 5 minutes?

A few months ago I bought a couple boxes of Junior Mints with the intention of making chocolate chip cookies with them. I figured – one box for baking with and one box for props and for eating.

One failed recipe later I texted my husband to stop and buy more. He brought home about 8 boxes of Junior Mints! #itswhyilovehim

Two more failed recipes later, I still had several boxes left but I was out of patience, so I gave up and started eating my way through the boxes.

Junior Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Then as I was starting to get ready for our trip to Palm Springs, I realized I had no baked goods to take with me. If I didn’t act quickly, I’d be left eating store bought cookies all week.

Oh, the horror. #firstworldproblems

With the rush of packing and work and shuttling Jordan to camp (because OMG the shuttling and carpooling is way worse in summer, is it not?) I was almost out of time and the last thing I wanted to do was wash another freaking dish.

So I went the easy route and made 2-ingredient cookie cups.

All you need are cookie dough…and Junior Mints!

Two-Ingredient Junior Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

I was cleaning out the refrigerator since we’d be gone for a week when I found a 1.5 pound log of Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. I don’t remember when I bought it (or why) but it was my road trip dessert savior.

All you need to do to make these cookie cups is to scoop 1 tablespoon balls of refrigerated cookie dough into mini muffin pans. Heck, you don’t even have to do it. Pay your 3-year old to do it, it’s that easy.

Now, if you don’t like using refrigerated dough, or you want to make your own, go ahead. If I’d had more time and patience, I would have used my favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe. That recipe would make about double this one. Or, you could use my favorite (smaller batch) chocolate chip cookie recipe, minus the Kit Kats. Either recipe will work fabulously for these cookies.

Once the cookie cups bake, you add the best part: a Junior Mint.

Junior Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups - only 2 ingredients! These come together in minutes!

These cookies are like blossom cookies, only they’re in cup form. Baking them in mini muffin pans makes it so you don’t have to worry about spreading cookies. Plus, the cup is the perfect holder for the Junior Mint.

If you’ve never had Junior Mints + Chocolate Chip Cookies before, you’re in for a real treat. The flavors are perfect for each other. The creamy cool and smooth mint adds some great flavor to a perfect chocolate chip cookie.

Plus, there are only 2 ingredients and these can be in your belly in under 20 minutes.

That’s my kind of cookie!

Junior Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

These went on our road trip with us…but they didn’t make it home. :)

Junior Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Yield: 30

Only 2 ingredients to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie!


  • 16 ounces chocolate chip cookie dough (I used half of a 32 ounce tube of Pillsbury cookie dough)
  • 30 Junior mints (from a 4 ounce box)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray mini muffin pans with cooking spray (I like the kind with flour for these).
  2. Drop 1 heaping tablespoon of cooke dough in each muffin cavity.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are a light golden brown.
  4. Press a junior mint on top of the cookies right after they come out of the oven. Let cool completely before removing from pans.


Want a from scratch cookie? Use this chocolate chip cookie recipe (omitting the Kit Kats) instead, but you'll need more Junior Mints.

Kit Kat Cookies

Kit Kat Cookies (5 of 5)w

Toffee Chocolate Chippers

Toffee Chocolate Chippers (1 of 4)w

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies (XL with brown butter!)

bakery-style-chocolate-chip-cookies (3 of 6)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes (2 of 6)w

Sweets from friends:
Neapolitan Cookie Cups by i am baker
Gingerbread Cookie Cups by Creative Juice
Double Chocolate Junior Mint Cookies by Picky Palate


36 comments on “Junior Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

  1. Between your ice cream-stuffed photo shoot yesterday and your mini cookies today, you sure are a glutton for punishment, aren’t you :) And I love you for it! They look delish! pinned of course!

  2. I love husbands who go in candy runs!
    These are so phenomenal! And I love doing this with PB cups, too. Such a great idea to use the Junior Mints!

  3. I totally forgot about junior mints until this post, Dorothy! My brother used to eat them all the time when we were little, so he would definitely love these. What a great recipe!

  4. It won’t come as any surprise to you that I have chocolate chip cookie cups (using Pillsbury) in the works as well!! It REALLY is a lttle bizarre sometimes!! :) These look awesome— my mom LOVE junior mints, so I can’t wait to show her these! Pinned :)

  5. I love cookie bite of any kind! These are the perfect party dessert for this weekend!

  6. While I do prefer homemade cookies, a nice tube of cookie dough is always great to have in the fridge. I love the simplicity of this and I definitely love jr. mints. I always think of Seinfeld when I hear/see Jr mints :)

  7. I love cookie cups, and filled with a junior mint? Totally all over these!! I hope you have a wonderful Fourth tomorrow :) Pinned these!

  8. Okay, one more thing we have in common – I am a Junior Mint freak too! It’s one of my very favorite candies! These cookie cups are amazing. Plus, oh the carpooling horrors. Summer is the worst! #momtaxi But everything is better with Junior Mints and cookie cups! Pinned!

  9. I need these cookie cups in my life. Why are cookie cups such a revelation???

  10. These look amazing, Dorothy! Love the flavours, so delicious.

  11. Those cookies are looking so good and I can’t believe how easy it is to make them :). Great recipe!

  12. Love these little bites, especially the junior mints!!

  13. These look adorable Dorothy! Love junior mints and they sound so awesome in these cookie cups! Perfect party bites – pinning!

  14. oh heck yes — love junior mints, love these!

  15. Chocolate chip anything has become a weakness of mine so it’s no secret to say I would luuurrrvvveee these.

    Those candy mint chocolates on top look good too, and you could pretty much switch up anything on the top too. #inspirational

  16. I love mint! These are so cute!

  17. These are super fun! Love that they only have two ingredients. I think I would like to road trip with you… no store bought cookies. Too funny!

  18. Love this recipe!! Junior Mints are delicious! I love eating them while watching a movie…yum!!

  19. OMG…these look amazing….good thing the recipe makes 30, because I want to eat a lot of these! Thank you for sharing

  20. I love Junior Mints too, except for the harder ones that are sometimes in there. Your pics are gorgeous.

  21. Brilliant! Hafta wonder…why didn’t I think of that? Terrific idea – I’m a big Jr. Mints fan too. YUM-O!!

  22. These are going on our trip, too, only we are flying (no waiting for those tiny bags of peanuts)!

  23. thanks for including my gingerbread cookie cups! this looks amazing – i’ll have to give it a go!! xoxo

  24. fun! love how simple and tasty these minty cookie cups are!

  25. Every time I see a Junior Mint I think of that Seinfeld episode 😉 These cookie cups look absolutely scrumptious, and I just love the easy factor!

  26. Aww, that’s so sweet that Mel made sure you’d have enough for recipe testing (and nibbling too!)! :) Junior Mints (and Peppermint Patties — basically their grown-up cousins) were always my mom’s favorite candy. With how much she adores cookies too, she’d fall head over heels for your cookie cups! So happy you’re back home, and it sounds like you had a fabulous vacation too!

  27. I’m pretty much in heaven with these!!!

  28. This looks delicious! I must admit, I love junior mints too :)

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  30. “One failed recipe later I texted my husband to stop and buy more. He brought home about 8 boxes of Junior Mints! #itswhyilovehim” – I’ve totally been there!! And my hubby knows to buy a few extras for just in case! Ha! Gotta love these guys of ours! And I totally love these cookies. 😉

  31. Simple AND yummy! Thanks for another great recipe. :)

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