Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies with text

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dessert

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are an easy variation on your favorite cookies. Chopped up mint-infused chocolate replaces some of the chocolat chips for an awesome, minty treat.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies with text

As an American living in the UK, November is such a strange time. I can’t stop thinking about Thanksgiving. I’ve always been adamant that my favorite holiday should get its time to shine. No Christmas decorations, music, or movies until after Turkey Day, even if I’m strongly tempted.

But of course, Thanksgiving is a complete nonentity in the UK. Everything goes full-on Christmas from November 1st. Maybe they don’t put up the tree in the town square until after Veteran’s Day, but certainly there’s plenty of Christmas stuff in all the stores and on TV.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies with fresh mint leaves

So here I am already thinking about Christmas cookies, which incidentally, is also not a tradition in the UK. But for me, this holiday will always be about baking enough cookies to feed a small army.

My offering today is Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. Quite simply, I’ve replaced some of the chocolate chips with mint-infused chocolate. You could use Andes Mints, a childhood favorite, or any minty chocolate bar you like. These cookies are chewy on the edges and soft in the middle. The mint is just right. No toothpaste flavor here. Use the best chocolate you can get, but even if that’s store brand, it’ll still be awesome.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies with a bite taken

How to make Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

We’re following the usual procedure here for cookies. Beat together butter, and brown and white sugar, then add in eggs and vanilla. With your mixer on low add in the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, and salt. Then fold in your chopped chocolate and chocolate chips. You want it to add up to about 3 cups, but you can also just eyeball it.

Bake them until they’re just brown on the edges, then let continue to bake on the cookie sheet for a few minutes out of the oven before transferring them to a wire rack to cool. These are most incredible when still warm from the oven, but they’ll be good for a few days if kept in an air tight container.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies on a rack

No matter what holiday you’re planning for right now, cookies are always a good idea. Winter itself is a great excuse to combine mint and chocolate. Make some Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies, stay warm, and be awesome.

Looking for more awesome cookie recipes? Try some Snickerdoodle Cookies, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, or these cute Peanut Butter Button Cookies.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies with fresh mint leaves

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are an easy variation on your favorite cookies. Chopped up mint-infused chocolate replaces some of the chocolat chips for an awesome, minty treat.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 36 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 21/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mint flavored chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C) and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar together with an electric mixer for about three minutes. It should be light and fluffy.
  3. Continue mixing and add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla until everything is completely blended.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Put your mixer on low, and slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  5. Add the chocolate, and mix on low for a few seconds until incorporated.
  6. Scoop your cookies onto your waiting cookie sheet, about two inches apart. Baking for about ten minutes or until just lightly brown on the edges. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for three minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  7. Pack them up and share them with friends.

Notes

Don’t worry too much about the exact measurement of the chocolate. You want roughly three cups total, so if you buy a bar of mint chocolate, just chop up the whole thing, then make up the rest with chocolate chips.

Keywords: Mint, Chocolate, Cookies

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