Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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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. Paddy’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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Simple Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • Author: Heather Castillo ~ TheSuperMomLife.com
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x

Description

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!


Ingredients

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  • 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

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

Optional:

  1. Melt chocolate (dark or white) and dip each cookie, placing them on parchment paper.
  2. Decorate with sprinkles and/or edible stars.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

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!

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  1. Pingback: Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow St. Patrick's Day Gift Idea - The Super Mom Life

  2. Hello lovely minty and so bright green cookies I CANNOT wait to try! Love a simply recipe that’s easily a fan favorite.

  3. This is such a fun, easy recipe! It would be a great one to make with the kiddos!

  4. These mint chocolate cookies look so good! I love the added creme de menthe candies to them, the perfect touch.

  5. Mint is my favorite flavor, but I have nobody to share with here. Maybe I’ll still try some of those anyway.

  6. I have never tried this combination. The process of making it is also very easy. Hope to try make it in some weekends and surprise my family.

  7. My other half loves mint choc chip ice cream so this flavour for a cookie combination is a big yes xx

  8. Oh these are perfect for St. Patrick’s day. I have been looking for snack recipes I can make for that day and glad that I found this recipe for mint chocolate chip cookies. Saved the recipe and I will make a “test batch” this weekend. 🙂

  9. This looks so delicious! I love the combination of Mint and Chocolate in everything! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Aesthetically they are unique yet look so good. I love chocolate mint. I am so use to making cookies completely from scratch nowadays, but wouldn’t mind trying a pre-made mix to see how they would turn out. I may use a substitute for the egg though. Great blog post.

  11. I rarely eat mint chocolate chip cookies because it’s not common in bakeshops here. I am sure this will be a hit in our house!

  12. Those cookies look really delicious! I like the mint and chocolate combination and the presentation is also awesome! So appetizing to look at.

  13. My favorite flavor combination! I will make these chocolate chip cookies this weekend!

  14. I love anything with mint chocolate chip – ice cream and cookies are my faves! Yum!

  15. These look good! I love mint + chocolate together. These would go perfect with some mint and chip ice cream!

  16. Yum…. but the first step is making sure I don’t eat all the candy that’s supposed to go into the cookies!

  17. Andes Mints are my favorite candy and these look perfect for St. Patricks day! We are going to attempt to make them this Sunday!!

  18. Those cookies look divine! I agree with “cutting corners” when it comes to baking. I do that a lot too. Haha. Anyway, I will be saving this recipe and try making a batch this weekend for the grandchildren.

  19. I initially didn’t like mint chocolates but I’ve learned to like them. These mint choco chip cookies look yummy. :0)

  20. This indeed looks perfect for St. Patrick’s Day with its green color. It looks delicious too! I wish I have an oven so I can make it.

  21. These look so yummy! I love chocolate and mint, especially together. I’m all about simple recipes too. 🙂

  22. Yes, yes, and yes! There are just so many things going right in this cookie that I can’t even begin to describe. The chocolate, the mint, the mint candies, the cool color, and then to top it off with a white chocolate dipped coating and sprinkles– I think my kids brain will be in cookie heaven and sugar overload. But, I love it! Can’t wait to try.

  23. These look simply splendid! I’ve always loved mint chip but haven’t tried it in a cookie before! Looks great!

  24. These sound so delicious and are so much fun for St. Patrick’s Day! Love how you decorated them – so cute!

    -Jennifer

  25. Oh my gosh, these cookies look divine! What a great treat to have in preparation of St. Paddy’s day, coming up right around the corner!

  26. My husband would love to try these. Mint chocolate is his favorite flavor combination!

  27. Simple mint chocolate chip cookies seems very easy to do. I would like to try it soon.

  28. These look absolutely delicious and fun! My kids would love to make these for St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year!

  29. This look nice cookies to share with the kids, I would like to prepare this. Thanks.

  30. Oh wow, these cookies look absolutely delicious! A fab way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day too.

  31. My sister like mint chocolate a lot. I am sure she will like this cookie. And the color too, love this!

  32. Oh my goodness these sound amazing!! I’m a huge choco mint fan, and these are so festive, too! Gotta make with my kids, and try not to eat them all myself haha!!

  33. Yum, I do love mint flavored desserts! I love the addition of sprinkles, they make them extra hard to resist.

  34. This is such a refreshing cookie to look at. My son would give me a million kisses if I make this.

  35. Chocolate and mint are a match-made in heaven! These are so perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

  36. Chocolate and mint combination is so unique. The cookies look so perfect and delicious.

  37. I’ve never made mint chocolate chip cookies for my family before. This looks like a fun idea. Lookin forward to giving it a try.

  38. Chocolate chip cookies has been my favorite anytime. But these days trying to resist the temptation. This one though is too enticing.

  39. I love the creative idea and look fun making this dessert. My whole family would love it.

  40. This looks really delicious! I know a lot of friends that aren’t fond of mint chocolate and I don’t understand why! This recipe might change their minds though 🙂

  41. Gosh, this looks absolutely mouth-watering! And your photos are all so gorgeous. Will definitely note this recipe down, thank you!

  42. Mint and chocolate are truly a match made in heaven! Add sprinkles, particularly the gold stars, and you have the perfect St. Patrick’s Day Cookie!

  43. Mint chip cookies are my husband’s favorite! I make them all year round. I absolutely adore your darling spin on these for St. Patrick’s Day. They look so festive and fun!!!

  44. Your mint chocolate chip cookies look amazing! I’m totally drooling right now. I could eat dozen of those yummy looking cookies!

  45. I love mint and this looks like a great ice cream recipe. Love how details this recipe is and so easy to read and follow.

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  46. OK now this is a cookie I NEED in my life how delicious does it sound! Most definitely the perfect idea for St Patricks!

  47. Holy moly, these look amazing! Am definitely going to make these for our next potluck.

  48. These are a lovely idea for a biscuit. I’ve never seen a green biscuit before. I bet they taste wonderful. My children would love them.

  49. These mint chocolate chip cookies so are nice. wow thank you so much I will make them ,they look so delicious .cant wait to make these w my kids .

  50. Those look yummy. I love the ones dipped in green with the gold glitter. So perfect for St Patricks day.

  51. These look incredible! I love mint stuff, so I need to make these for sure. I especially love the frosting and sprinkles on them!

  52. Oh my gosh does that look good! Chocolate and mint are just meant to be together. I would like to make Nice and I would probably eat all of them.

  53. My son likes mint chocolate chip desserts. I will have to make these for him (and for me!). They look delicious!

  54. These mint chocolate chip cookies are over the top delicious. Adding the frosting and sprinkles just takes them more over the indulgent stage.

  55. I would seriously jump in front of a bus for these. YOU HAVE NO IDEA. DROOLING HARD CORE!

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  56. omg mint choc chip cookies are a HUGE hit in our house for esp for st pattys day coming up- cant wait to make these w my kids asap