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These Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies combine two loves: mint chips and chocolate chips! If you love chocolate mints, you will love these chewy cookies inspired by my best chocolate chip cookie recipe.
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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mint Chips
Anyone a fan of Andes candies or other chocolate mints like I am? I love the combination of mint and chocolate, so of course, I had to make chocolate chip cookies with mint chips. And not just any old chocolate chip cookie recipe – for this one, I took my favorite chocolate chip cookies and gave them a minty twist.
The cookies have the most amazing texture and flavor – you get chocolate and mint and a hint of toffee flavor from melted butter. I love using melted butter in cookie recipes – sometimes I use browned butter for an even more intense flavor.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- This recipe makes a BIG batch – four dozen cookies! This is the cookie to make for the holidays – you can divide them up for lots of cookie platters unless you want to hoard them all for yourself (I would never judge!).
- You can make the dough ahead of time and keep it in the fridge (or freeze it!). Chilling it gives the baked cookies the best texture – they have the perfect balance of soft and chewy.
- Instead of regular chocolate chips, I use mini ones – that way, you get chocolate evenly dispersed in the cookie along with the mint chips. The combination is so good.
Ingredients in Mint Chip Cookies
- Butter: I always start with unsalted butter
- Sugar: Granulated sugar and Light brown sugar make these super chewy and soft
- Eggs, Pure vanilla extract, Baking soda, Salt: typical cookie ingredients
- Flour: All-purpose flour is always what I use
- Mini chocolate chips – or regular chocolate chips, or skip them and just use more mint chips!
- Mint chips – chopped Andes candies work, or use your favorite mint chocolate chips. You can usually find them in the baking aisle.
How to Make Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Butter and Sugar: Melt the butter, and then, while it’s still hot, combine it with both kinds of sugar using a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand-held mixer. Once combined, leave it to cool.
- Mix Dry Ingredients: Meanwhile, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized bowl and set it aside.
- Mix the batter: While mixing at a low speed, add the eggs one at a time to the butter and sugar mixture. Add the vanilla and mix before adding the flour ingredients. Mix until the dough comes together. Stir in the chocolate chips and mint chips.
- Form the cookies: Form the cookie dough balls and place them on a baking sheet. Cover and chill them 30 minutes or up to overnight.
- Bake: When you’re ready to bake the cookies, place them on a baking sheet two inches apart. Bake them for 10 minutes for slightly underbaked cookies or 12 minutes if you prefer them more done.
Chcoolate chip cookies are done baking when they’re light golden around the edges and have just lost their glossy sheen.
If the dough is too cold (you’ve chilled it overnight or longer) they might not flatten all the way. To combat this, press them lightly with the palm of your hand before baking.
Don’t over bake them! I can’t stress that enough – these will stay soft as long as you don’t bake them too long.
Mint Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter , melted
- ⅔ cup (134g) granulated sugar
- 1 cup (200g) light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups (372g) all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup mint chocolate pieces or chopped up Andes mints
- Note: this dough requires chilling!
- Pour butter into an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment. While still hot, add both sugars and mix on low until combined. Let sit to cool for a few minutes.
- While butter mixture is cooling, combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir and set aside.
- Turn mixer (with butter mixture bowl attached) on low. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing completely. Mix in vanilla extract. Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and mint chip pieces.
- Scoop one tablespoon (or two tablespoon) balls of dough and place close together on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat. (If the dough is too soft to scoop, you can chill it for 30 minutes first.) Cover the cookie dough balls with plastic wrap and chill overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment or silpat liners. Place cold cookie dough balls 2 inches apart.
- Bake for about 10-12 minutes. They will be golden on the outside and still doughy on the inside. I like my cookies a little underdone, so I bake them for 10 minutes, but if you like a more done cookie, do 12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, and then remove from pans to cool completely.
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Mint Chip Cookies are the best ever chocolate chip cookies with mint chocolate pieces! This is such a great cookie recipe for the holidays or whenever you feel like mint chip!
Last Updated on December 17, 2022
Amazing! Sounds good yummy!
This was easy to make and was very delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe..
Hi! I’m considering following your recipe. I’m wondering if instead of mint chips could I mince up fresh mint and use that as the mint ingredient?
Also I really enjoy your writing style, it’s great fun to read something written by someone who enjoys writing and sharing their joy with others. Thank you for your article and recipe!
Fresh mint might be a bit strong. I think if anything you could add peppermint extract! I look at fresh mint as more of a garnish.
This was easy to make and was very very good! Love it!
I LOVE this recipe! I have made them several times this year for the holiday and they are great! I do not recommend freezing the balls as Ive found they made them puffy, but keep them in the fridge as long as you need and they come out perfect! Thanks so much! I have had so many compliments on these! Much better than the recipe on the back of the andes bag!
I’m having a lot of trouble with this recipe. I’ve tried it twice now, but the cookies keep coming out fluffy as if I have over mixed them. I know this sis not the case because I’m hand mixing with a rubber spatula so I can monitor how much it is mixed. I followed the ingredients verbatim. Do you know why this could be happeneing?
Hello, Ii just wanted to ask if these cookies were suppose to be very gooey almost in the middle not like regular 1/2 soft and half hard cookies?
I usually bake mine more gooey, yes. Because they are cold going into the oven, the cookie stays a little more under-done in the center and cooks more on the outside. That’s how we prefer our cookies. If you like them more done, you can flatten them slightly with your hand before putting them in the oven, which will make them bake more evenly, or you can bake them longer.
Hi. Can this dough be frozen for later use?
Yes, it can. Or you can freeze the cookies once they are baked!
That’s wonderful! Is there any difference as to the outcome (texture, taste) between freezing then baking and baking then freezing then re-warming (follow-up, how do you re-warm them?)? Which do you prefer? I made the dough this morning with the “help” of my almost three-year-old daughter. Can’t wait to see how they come out. We chilled 63 cookie doughs! Used 2-inch cookie scoop.
Thanks a lot!
I don’t normally freeze dough, I just bake all the cookies, then freeze them between layers of paper towels in gallon size ziploc bags. (This post details that process: https://www.crazyforcrust.com/2014/10/freeze-desserts/). Let them come to room temperature with the paper towels still there to absorb moisture and you won’t even know they were frozen.
If you freeze the dough balls, just place them in a ziploc or airtight container. Let them defrost in the refrigerator (probably a few hours to overnight) and bake as many as you want as you want them according to the baking instructions.
Thanks for sharing your recipe! First batch of cookies just came out of the oven! They’re good and chewy! Nice and warm! Kids and I just devoured 4 already! Can’t wait to surprise my husband later! 🙂
Thank you again.
Ohmygosh YES. I need a clone too! Starting Friday, I’m doing January’s recipes (oh goodness), and although I have gift IDEAS, I haven’t actually bought or wrapped anything yet. I’m the worst. But I think we should have mint + chocolate cookies all year round!