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Celebrate this St. Patricks Day With Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

We knew we had to make these mint chocolate chip cookies again for St. Patrick’s Day, but this time, to share with our readers! This simple mint chocolate chip cookie recipe is sure to be a hit for any St. Patty’s Day party, so let’s dive right into this pot of minty gold…

Mint Chocolate Chip – World’s Best Flavor Combo?

Mint chocolate chip… it’s one of our family’s favorite flavor combinations! You will often find mint chocolate chip ice cream in our freezer because it’s one of the only flavors that my whole family can agree on. So when we were baking cookies for our neighbors this year, we wanted to try something new. These simple mint chocolate chip cookies were a huge hit! They aren’t super minty but do have the perfect amount (this, of course, can be adjusted based on your taste).

Andes Mints are the perfect ingredient for these St. Patrick's Day mint chocolate chip cookies

Andes Mints are the perfect ingredient for these St. Patrick’s Day mint chocolate chip cookies!

The scoops of green mint chocolate chip cookie dough look like ice cream ready for baking!

The scoops of green mint chocolate chip cookie dough look like ice cream ready for baking!

Green St. Patrick's Day mint chocolate chip cookies cooling after baking

A simple, delicious cookie recipe. Mint Chocolate Chip cookies will be your new favorite! Perfect for St. Patty's Day!

This mint chocolate chip cookie recipe is so easy, you won’t believe it! While you can make these mint chocolate chip cookies from scratch, I took a little shortcut this time around by using sugar cookie mix from our grocery store’s cookie and cake mix aisle. Let’s face it… us Moms don’t always have hours to bake and sometimes we want to look like we spent the time, even though we had to cut a few corners to get there. Plus, I know I can use a time saver amongst all my other preparations for Saint Patricks’ Day.

One of the things we found fun about this mint chocolate chip recipe was that the scoops of dough, on the cookie sheet look a lot like mint chocolate chip ice cream. My kids initially thought I was baking ice cream. Hilarious.

St. Patrick’s Day Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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5 from 31 votes

Simple Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Looking for a fast and easy recipe for mint chocolate chip cookies? Look no further. These mint chocolate chip cookies will have you wanting more!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Heather Castillo ~ TheSuperMomLife.com

Ingredients

  • 17.5 oz pouch sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 10 drops green food coloring
  • 1 pkg creme de menthe candies chopped

Optional:

  • Chocolate dark and/or white
  • Decorations sprinkles, edible stars, etc.

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine cookie mix, butter, egg, mint extract and food coloring.
  • Use a mixer to mix until soft dough forms.
  • Stir in creme de menthe candies.
  • Using a small scoop or teaspoon, drop dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10 minutes.
  • Cool 5 minutes and then place on cooling rack until completely cool.

Optional:

  • Melt chocolate (dark or white) and dip each cookie, placing them on parchment paper.
  • Decorate with sprinkles and/or edible stars.

Leprechaun Green mint chocolate chip cookies dipped in chocolate and decorated with rainbows colors and gold stars.

Add another splash of green for St. Patrick's Day to these mint chocolate chip cookies with some mint leaves

Add another splash of green for St. Patrick’s Day to these mint chocolate chip cookies with some mint leaves!

Dipped and decorated Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect leprechaun treat this St. Patrick's day!

Dipped and decorated Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect leprechaun treat this St. Patrick’s day!

Our Leprechaun Inspired Cookie Decorations

To make things a little more exciting, we decided to decorate our favorite mint chocolate chip cookies, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Rainbow and gold were the first things that came to mind. So my daughter’s and I came up with three different options for our St. Patrick’s Day cookie decorations and turned it into a little contest, to see which one would be most popular.

I won’t tell you who came up with which option, but we’d love to hear which of the three you like the best. We have dark chocolate dipped mint chocolate chip cookie with rainbow sprinkles and edible gold stars, green chocolate dipped mint chocolate chip cookie with edible gold stars and dark chocolate drizzle and white chocolate dipped mint chocolate chip cookie with rainbow sprinkles and dark chocolate drizzle. Comment below and let us know which you’d prefer!

Don’t forget to check out leprechaun bait, our easy St. Patrick’s Day gift idea for your kid’s class!

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Decorate your mint chocolate chip cookies with rainbow sprinkles, gold stars and dark green mint leaves to celebrate St. Patty's Day

The gold stars, rainbow sprinkles and green mint leaves create an exciting contrast on these cookies that every leprechaun will love

Easy and delicious, this Mint Chocolate Chip cookie recipe will have all your leprechauns begging for more!

Easy and delicious, this Mint Chocolate Chip cookie recipe will have all your leprechauns begging for more!