Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

A St. Patrick’s Day spin on the classic chocolate chip cookie! These thick and chewy cookies are loaded with melty creme de menthe chips, giving them a touch of minty freshness. With both Andrew and I having Irish ancestry, we always celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a big Irish meal. This year these vibrantly colored cookies will be gracing our dinner table for dessert. If you are a fan of the chocolate and mint combination (and really, who isn’t ;) ), you need to whip up a batch.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients:

  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Green Food Coloring, 8 to 10 drops
  • 2 cups Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add vanilla and peppermint extract and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture, beat to combine. Add enough green food coloring to get the right color. Different brands will take different amounts, but 8 to 10 drops is about what it will take. (The color of the dough should be a little darker than you want the cookie color to be.) Add mint chips and mix until incorporated.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 10 14 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheets for 2 minutes before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Yields: 3 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 14 minutes

Source: adapted from Babble

23 Responses to “Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    lifeallover — March 14, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    yummmmmm yum yum yum these look sooo delish! I love mint chocolate ANYTHING!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — March 14, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    Yum! Love chocolate and mint together! These look very festive too!

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — March 14, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    Too clever.

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    katperez427 — March 14, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    I love chocolate and mint together!! and these look delicious!

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    dutchgoesitalian — March 14, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    Hi, I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the KREATIV BLOGGER AWARD! :)

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    ChgoJohn — March 14, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    Well, if these don’t scream St. Patrick’s Day, nothing does!

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    Andrea — March 14, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    Thank you for all your great recipes!

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    thekalechronicles — March 14, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    Chocolate and mint I like.

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    Amy — March 14, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

    Haha, love that these are green…so cool!

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    Jenn @ Icing on the Cake — March 14, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

    Yum, these look delicious. They look crisp yet chewy at the same time. Mmm!

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    Chung-Ah (@damn_delicious) — March 15, 2012 @ 2:38 am

    I am absolutely head over heels with this recipe. I’ve been looking for mint chocolate chip cookies or any kind of green cookies for St. Patrick’s Day but a lot of them involve using Betty Crocker’s box mix! Yuck! So I am thrilled to finally find a recipe made from scratch. Can’t wait to make this for the big day!

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    Karen — March 15, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    Green, green and chocolatey too. Perfect way to end the St. Patrick’s Day Meal.

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    ErinCroutons — March 15, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    So cute! Question though: what are creme de menthe chips? The Andes mints you see in the grocery store? I’m making these asap!

    • Christina replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

      Erin,
      You an buy the creame de menthe chips here if you can’t find them in your local grocery store. You can also substitute chopped Andes mints as well. If you give them a try I would love to hear how they turn out for you! :)

    • Christina replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

      Erin,
      You can buy the creame de menthe chips here if you can’t find them in your local grocery store. You can also substitute chopped Andes mints as well. If you give them a try I would love to hear how they turn out for you! :)

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    Lacy @ NYCityEats — March 15, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    These look amazing! I’ve been looking for St Patty’s Day desserts and I just love this recipe and the beautiful green color. Yum!

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    Peggy Labor (@feedthebf) — March 15, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    Look at the color on those cookies! They look perfect for the upcoming holiday =)

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    Just A Smidgen — March 15, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    I bet they’d remind me of After Eights.. these look deadly decadent!! Love it!! And I love the color!!

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    Ashley Rae — March 16, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    I made these last night and they are delicious!! They turned out perfectly! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

    • Christina replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

      Ashley,
      Thanks so much for letting me know how the cookies turned out! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed them! :)

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    KeepItSweet — March 18, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    I am a huge fan of chocolate and mint desserts and the green color is just fabulous!

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    Diane baum — March 13, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

    Yum looks wonderful

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