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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.

Overhead shot of a bunch of mint chip chocolate chip cookies

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.

Table of Contents
  1. Best Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mint Chips
  2. Ingredients in Mint Chip Cookies
  3. How to Make Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
  4. Mint Cookies Recipe Tips
  5. Other Favorite Christmas Cookies
  6. Mint Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mint Chips

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!).

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.

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.

Overhead shot of a bunch of mint chip chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients in Mint Chip Cookies

  • Butter: I always start with Uunsalted 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
  • Mint chips – chopped Andes candies work, or use your favorite mint chip brand. 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.

Overhead shot of a bunch of mint chip chocolate chip cookies

Mint Cookies Recipe Tips

CHILL THE DOUGH: I know what you’re thinking, “Dorothy, do I HAVE to chill the dough?” and the answer is, yes, yes, you do. Since the cookies are made with melted butter, you need to firm it up before baking the cookies. This will prevent them from spreading too much. It also gives them a fantastic texture! Soft, chewy, so good.

Size: If you want a bunch of cookies for platters or holiday cookie exchanges, I recommend making the cookies smaller with just one tablespoon of dough. You should get four dozen cookies.

Storing: Once you’ve cooled the cookies, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. Or you can freeze them, too!

Overhead shot of a bunch of mint chip chocolate chip cookies

I love this mint chocolate chip cookie recipe all year, but especially during the holidays because of the festive green color and the mint.

If you’ve never had mint chip cookies, you have to try this recipe. The flavor is amazing! Chocolaty, minty, and so, so good.

Other Favorite Christmas Cookies

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Mint Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft with a yummy blend of chocolate and mint!

Mint Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.16 from 25 votes
My favorite chocolate chip cookie dough made with mini chocolate chips and MINT chips! The perfect cookie for holiday cookie exchanges – it makes 4 dozen!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 48 cookies
Serving Size 1 cookie


  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 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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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword cookies
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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 November 26, 2021

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  1. Andes mints are one of my weaknesses!  I absolutely love that you added them to chocolate chip cookies.  No way can I resist these!!  Good for you for trying to get ahead on healthy recipes…I’m a last minute kind of blogger.  I’ll wing it when January comes 😉

  2. sweeet! I actually just picked up a bag of andes chips (they were on sale, what can I say?) and I was looking for something to do with them. Yey!

  3. Rich people DO get all the best things *harumph*

    But at least we have these cookies-they look so perfectly chewy and the mint chips are like a breath of fresh air!

  4. I just can’t deal with the perfection of these cookies any longer.  I will seriously be having these asap!!

  5. These are a better version of a blast-from-my-past favorite cookies–bought all the ingredients yesterday so they will hit the top of my cookie-baking list–thanks from the bottom of my heart! And I truly feel your  time-crunch pain! My Christmas tree has been begging to come inside for 5 days! 🙂 Your recipes have never let me down–I have several to make when my pastor hubby & I enjoy our “personal” holiday time. (The 12 days of Christmas is a personal joy–we finally have time to relax, watch movies, & eat our favorite holiday goodies instead of racing to fun-but-never-ending events!) Happy Holidays!

  6. Oh my gosh, I feel you. I have a grand total of 0 presents for everyone. Except myself. Somehow I managed to be really successful in that department. Anyway, these cookies look incredible! Will try! Pinned 

  7. Of course you can sneak in am many mint as you want!!! Especially when the cookies look as AMAZING as they do here! 

  8. I love mint chocolate chip cookies, but my husband loves them even more. Pinning this recipe. 🙂

  9. These cookies look so good right now! I totally get what you mean about it suddenly being Christmas. It definitely snuck up on my this year! Had to do all my Christmas shopping in one weekend, haha. I can imagine how exciting it would be to get these in the mail! 🙂

  10. Oh my gosh, your cookies always look like absolute perfection, and this one is no exception! I hear you on everything above: the christmas shopping (I haven’t even started), the weather (I’m in Canada and it’s dark here at like 2pm now, wah!), and on already thinking about January recipes! (Although I haven’t acted on my thoughts yet, ha!)