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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mint (Mint Chocolate Cookies)

Mint Chocolate Cookies are fudgy and chewy and studded with creamy, melty chocolate mint chips. Whether you call them brownie cookies or Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mint you’re going to call them. And often. 🙂

brownie cookies with mint chips on a cooling rack and with a glass of milk
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Forget about visions of sugar plums, THESE are the cookies dreams are made of, my friend. lol Yeah, I’m kinda partial to them, too.

My Mint Chocolate Cookies are quick and easy to whip up for special occasions or everyday cravings. They don’t spread as much as a regular chocolate cookie. They bake up more like a fudgy brownie with chips in it. Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mint soft and tender and oh so wonderfully, deeply chocolate with the perfect kick of mint to cut through all the richness. Decadently satisfying!

I can’t wait for you to try them! And if you’re still hungry for more chocolatey treats, be sure to check out Anna’s Eggless Brownie Recipe over at Cook’s Dream. Delish!

chocolate mint chip cookies on a linen cloth with a glass of milk and scattered mint and chocolate chips

The Ingredients for Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing exotic, here. Well, maybe the mint chips. But, not really. These delicious, fudgy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mint come together with common pantry ingredients for chocolate cookies.

Butter: I use salted. Use whichever you normally buy. I don’t recommend margarine because of the high water content. It could cause the Mint Chocolate Cookies to spread and become flat.

Sugar: Whichever granulated sugar you keep on hand. I use Zulka Morena sugar, which is actually a little coarser and less refined than plain granulated sugar. It still melts and bakes up well in these cookies.

Eggs: Large eggs were used to create this recipe.

Vanilla Extract: Choose a high quality, pure vanilla for baking. I only use my Homemade Vanilla Extract.

Flour: I used unbleached all-purpose flour for my Chocolate Cookies with Mint. I haven’t tried it, yet, but, I’m confident if I baked these for my granddaughter with gf Jules gluten-free flour or Better Batter gluten free flour, they would also come out perfectly.

Cocoa Powder: Just plain old baking cocoa powder or Dutch process, if you prefer. Use what you have in your pantry for baking and these scrumptious brownie cookies will be perfect.

Baking Soda: Be sure you purchase a gluten-free brand if you need that in this recipe. Even my local store-brand baking powder is gluten-free, now. Just be sure to check your label.

Salt

mint chips spilling out of the bag onto the counter

Mint Chips: As of the writing of this post (9/2022) our local grocery store has had zero mint chips for many, many months, now! I used to purchase a store brand right here in town, but I think those days must be over, for good.

For the sake of this post and sharing one of the best Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mint recipes ever, with you, I have ordered mint chips online. Guittard mint chips are what I could find and they are delicious, for sure. I DID have to buy a 6-bag pack to get the best price, though.

So, anyway, if you find them on the shelf at your grocery store, I am so happy for you! (and a little jealous, to be honest) But, if not, don’t despair. I got mine on *Amazon [affiliate link].

UPDATE: As of 8/2023 it’s still tough to find exclusively mint chips, however, Walmart now has store-brand Mint Fudge Baking Chunks that are much less expensive. I have not tasted them, yet, so if you use them in Mint Chocolate Cookies please let me know how they worked.

Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips: Because … chocolate. 🙂

mint chocolate chip cookies

FAQs About Brownie Cookies with Mint Chips

Can I Make Mint Chocolate Cookies Gluten-Free?

I haven’t tried it, yet. So, it’s not something I can swear to at the moment. However, I do intend to make these for my daughter and I will be making them gluten-free. I am confident subbing either gf Jules gluten-free flour or Better Batter gluten gluten-free flour, will net you deliciously, fudgy brownie cookies. If you try it before I do, I hope you’ll come back and leave a comment to let me know how it went.

Can I just use Chocolate Chips, instead of Mint Chips in Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mint?

Absolutely! If you can’t find mint chips or don’t like mint, you can definitely sub in the same amount of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

chocolate cookies

How to Make Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mint

  1. This is one of those straight forward, follow the standard cookie formula, cookie recipes. To make Mint Chocolate Cookies, start by creaming together the butter and sugar. You can mix these by hand or in a *stand mixer [affiliate link]. Both work, equally well.
  2. Let the mixer run for 2 or 3 minutes to really incorporate the butter and sugar well. The butter should become lighter in color, light and fluffy.
  3. Beat the eggs into the butter/sugar mixture for another 2 minutes.
  4. Then, add the dry ingredients and mix just enough to thoroughly combine everything. No extra mixing here. Once the flour has been added. Overworking will just make the cookies tough. You want that dense but tender, chewy, brownie-like and fudgy crumb.
  5. Now, stir in both kinds of chips and you’re ready to bake.
cookie balls on cookie sheet next to the cookie scoop

I use a *LARGE cookie/muffin scoop [affiliate link] to make Mint Chocolate Cookies. The scoop holds about 3 Tablespoons of dough. That seems like a lot, but trust me. These cookies don’t spread much and the little that they do makes a perfect sized, THICK, fudgy, almost brownie-like cookie. If you go smaller you will definitely need to adjust your baking time down, so you don’t overbake them. I really don’t recommend it, though.

Scoop the cookies onto a greased, or silicone mat lined, cookie sheet.

Bake Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mint at 350° for 9 minutes. When you look at them at the end of 9 minutes, you are going to want to leave them in for just one more minute. Don’t do it. Like all chewy cookies, resist the urge to overbake Mint Chocolate Cookies. The cookies will continue to bake and set up even after you remove them from the oven.

When you pull them out, set the cookie sheet on a cooling rack and let the cookies rest there for at least 3 minutes. I usually leave them a full 5. Then you can safely move them to a cooling rack.

That’s it! So easy for so much fudgy, chocolate deliciousness! Enjoy Mint Chocolate Cookies my friend!

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brownie cookie with mint chips

Mint Chocolate Cookies (Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies)


  • Author: Glenda Embree
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 24 large cookies 1x

Description

Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies (Mint Chocolate Cookies) are fudgy and chewy and studded with creamy, melty chocolate AND mint chips.  They’re quick and easy to whip up for special occasions or everyday cravings. They don’t spread as much as a regular cookie. They bake up more like a fudgy brownie with chips in it. They’re soft, tender and fudgy with the kick of mint to cut through all the richness. SOOOOO good!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon quality vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (12 oz) bag of mint chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Start by creaming together the butter and sugar. You can mix these by hand or in a stand mixer. Both work, equally well. Let the mixer run for 2 or 3 minutes to really incorporate the butter and sugar well. The butter should become lighter in color, light and fluffy.
  2. Beat the eggs and vanilla into the butter/sugar mixture for another 2 minutes. 
  3. Then, add the dry ingredients and mix just enough to thoroughly combine everything. Everything should be just mixed, with no flour showing.  No extra mixing here. Once the flour has been added, overworking will just make the gluten stronger and your cookies tough. You want that dense but tender, chewy, brownie-like and fudgy crumb.
  4. Now, gently stir in both kinds of chips and you’re ready to bake. 
  5. I use a *LARGE cookie/muffin scoop [affiliate link] to make these cookies. The scoop holds about 3 Tablespoons of dough. That seems like a lot, but trust me. These cookies don’t spread much and the little that they do make s a perfect sized, THICK, fudgy, almost brownie-like cookie. If you go smaller you will definitely need to adjust your baking time down, so you don’t overbake them. I really don’t recommend it, though.
  6. Scoop the cookies onto a greased, or silicone mat lined, cookie sheet.
  7. Bake these at 350° for 9 minutes. When you look at them at the end of 9 minutes, you are going to want to leave them in for just one more minute. Don’t do it. Like all chewy cookies, resist the urge to over bake. The cookies will continue to bake and set up even after you remove them from the oven.
  8. When you pull them out, set the cookie sheet on a cooling rack and let the cookies rest there for at least 3 minutes. I usually leave them a full 5. Then you can safely move them to a cooling rack.
  9. That’s it! So easy for so much fudgy, chocolate deliciousness! Enjoy my friend!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 min
  • Category: Dessert, Chocolate, Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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20 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mint (Mint Chocolate Cookies)”

  1. Great cookies! You can never go wrong with chocolate and mint! I couldn’t find the mint chips so I used Andes mint baking bits instead.

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  2. I love the mint addition in these cookies! Chocolate is great but mint chocolate is amazing. Plus, the green chips were “super cool” to my kiddos. Win all around.

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  3. I’m a fan of all things mint (my kids dont understand-haha!) so these Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies were an absolute treat.The cookies had just the right balance of sweetness and mint. Appreciate this recipe, thank you!

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  4. This chocolate mint chip cookie was so good! I love how balanced the sweetness is, plus it was so chewy! This recipe was kid-approved! I will be making this again!

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  5. I tried these cookies and they were amazing! I love the mint flavor and how it pairs with chocolate. The cookies are soft and chewy, which is how I like them.

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