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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy March! This month is an exciting month with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the always fun to watch college basketball tournament March Madness, and hopefully, temperatures above the freezing mark! So let’s kick off this month with my all time favorite Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies!

These cookies are soft and chewy in the middle with a nice crisp bottom for that perfect crunch. I used mint chocolate chips and added some green M&Ms to dress these cookies up for St. Patrick’s Day but feel free to load these cookies up with your favorite chocolate chips.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

JUST A FEW BAKING TIPS:

With almost all my cookie recipes, I always make sure to remind you to not OVERMIX  the cookie dough. Meaning, when you mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, only mix them together until just combined…you should still see some flour in your mixing bowl.

 I used Nestle Dark Chocolate & Mint chocolate chips, and if you can’t find them in the stores you can buy them here.

✔ I always use a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop but if you don’t have a cookie scoop you can use a 1 Tablespoon measuring spoon. Each cookie dough ball has “2 scoops” of cookie dough, meaning that each cookie dough ball is 2 Tablespoons in size. In my opinion, this is the perfect sized cookie.

And to make it super easier for you to learn how to scoop the perfect cookie, I created a step-by-step guide on How To Scoop The Perfect Cookie 

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 16 large cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 14-15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

★ Make sure to read my BAKING TIPS above before you start baking!

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Ingredients:

 

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (be sure to properly measure the flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 Tablespoons  unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate & mint chips
  • additional dark chocolate & mint chips, for topping

Directions:

PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 370F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

STEP 1: Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium size bowl. Set aside.

STEP 2: In a large bowl, using an electric or stand mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract until combined.

STEP 3: Add eggs one at a time, mixing between each egg.

STEP 4: Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX!

STEP 5: Using a spatula, stir in mint chocolate chips until combined.

STEP 6: Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough into balls about 2 Tablespoons each and place onto prepared baking sheet.

STEP 7: Bake for 10 minutes, rotate baking sheet clockwise and bake for additional 4-5 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

STEP 8: Immediately after taking cookies out of the oven, place additional mint chocolate chips on top of cookies, and let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before moving them to a wire rack.

* Freezing the cookie dough: Roll the dough into balls and place them in an airtight container. You can freeze the cookie dough for up to 2 months. Once your ready to bake them, place frozen cookie dough balls onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes.

* Storing the cookies: Cookies will stay fresh for up to 7 days in an airtight container, stored at room temperature.

I'd love to see what you have baked! Just snap a photo and hashtag it #DELICIOUSLYSPRINKLED or tag me @deliciouslysprinkled on Instagram!

BAKING TOOLS I USED TO MAKE THESE COOKIES:

Check out my other delicious Cookie Recipes

And try these delicious Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies next! 

Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

17 Responses to “Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Jeanie — June 4, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    I love mint chocolate chip cookies!!!!!!!

  2. Rose Bala — December 21, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Thanks for the receipie. I am also grateful for the tips to mixing the dough.  I love the cookies. Lovely receipies!

  3. Jen — October 2, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Oh great, thanks! lol….I cannot wait to make these 🙂

  4. Jen Hawhee — October 2, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I have read and re-read the instructions and I do not see mint chips anywhere in the ingredients.  How much do you put in?

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — October 2nd, 2014 @ 7:15 pm

      Hi Jen,

      Thanks for bringing this mistake to my attention! Something must of got messed up when uploading all my recipes for my new blog design, I’m SO sorry! I have updated my recipe and you will need 1 1/2 cups of mint chocolate chips and a couple additional mint chocolate chips for topping as soon as they come out of the oven. ENJOY! 🙂

  5. Ashley — March 7, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Mmmm I haven’t used mint chocolate chips in so so long! Plus, I love the color!

    • Jennifer — March 7th, 2014 @ 5:22 pm

      I love the mint chocolate chips and they are perfect for dressing up chocolate chip cookies for St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂

  6. crazyforcrust — March 4, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    These are SO pretty!

    • Jennifer — March 5th, 2014 @ 11:59 am

      Thanks, Dorothy! 🙂

  7. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! — March 4, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Jenn, these turned out absolutely beautiful! Can’t even tell you how much I adore your Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. There’s no better way to kick off March. Pinned!

    • Jennifer — March 5th, 2014 @ 11:58 am

      Thanks, Kathi! Also, thank you for pinning 🙂

  8. huntfortheverybest — March 4, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    i’m going to make some this year too. yum!

    • Jennifer — March 4th, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

      You will love them, enjoy! 🙂

  9. AnnMarie — March 3, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    My son LOVES mint so I will definitely be making these! Pinned! thank you!

    • Jennifer — March 3rd, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

      Your son is going to love these cookies! Thanks for pinned, AnnMarie! 🙂

  10. Julie Evink — March 3, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Love the baking tip and of course the cookies Jenn!!! Gorgeous pictures!

    • Jennifer — March 3rd, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

      Thanks, Julie! 🙂

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