Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies happen to be one of my husband’s favorite cookies. They’re fudgy and chewy and studded with creamy, melty chocolate mint chips. Forget about visions of sugar plums, THESE are the cookies dreams are made of. lol Yeah, I’m kinda partial to them, too.
So, imagine my distress when my small town Walmart store had zero mint chips on the shelf. Zero mint chips for a couple of weeks! For the sake of this post and sharing one of the best recipes ever, with you, I substituted mint M&Ms. Which, as it turns out, are probably more festive “looking” for a Christmas cookie. But, they’re just not the same. Get the real thing. Never settle.
I tell you all this only because I want you to make them with actual mint chips. They’re so much better! And, most stores will be stocking them, now. I’m going to find some, even if I have to drive to Lincoln. I’ll toss them in the freezer to last me all winter. (‘Cause you know we’ll need several batches of these cookies before winter is done. It’s a thing.)
Ok! You go grab some mint chips. We’re gonna bake some smiles onto your family’s faces! Merry Christmas!Print
- 1 c. butter
- 1 t. salt
- 2 c. sugar
- 1 t. baking soda
- 2 eggs
- ½ c. cocoa
- 2 c. flour
- 1 (12 oz) bag of chocolate mint chips
- Cream the butter and sugar together.
- Add the eggs. Mix well.
- Add and mix in all the dry ingredients.
- Stir in the chocolate mint chips.
- Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350° for 8–9 minutes. They will look like they should cook a little longer. Resist. They’ll finish setting up on the cooling rack and be chewy and wonderous! Like thin little fudge brownies.
- Remove from the oven and allow to set on cooling rack for 2–3 minutes.
- After that, transfer the cookies from the cookie sheet and allow to finish cooling on the rack.
- Category: Dessert, Cookies
- Cuisine: American
How to Make Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies
This is one of those straight forward, follow the standard cookie formula, cookie recipes. Start by creaming together the butter and sugar. You can mix these by hand or in a *stand mixer. Both work, equally well.
Beat the eggs into the butter/sugar mixture. Then, add the dry ingredients and mix to thoroughly combine everything.
Now, stir in the chips and you’re ready to bake. Drop 1 ½ inch balls of cookie dough onto a greased or lined baking sheet. I used to buy cans of pan spray for prepping my cookie sheets. Then, I started using parchment paper. I love how easy clean-up is with parchment paper. But, it was still something I needed to buy over and over, again.
A few years back, I was given some Silpat silicone mats and I fell in love. Lucky for you, silicone mats have become common place and the prices are so much more affordable than when there was only Silpat. *I have this set of silicone mats and they’re perfect. And, I don’t have to buy more every few weeks.
Bake these at 350° for 8–9 minutes. 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.
That’s it! So easy for so much deliciousness! Enjoy my friend!
Need More Great Cookie Recipes?
Here are three more DELISH cookie recipes from our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies blogger event.
- Chocolate Peppermint Blossom Cookies, from Arlene, at Flour on My Face
- Slice and Bake Shortbread Cookies, from Lois, at Walking on Sunshine Recipes
- Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies, from Lenny, at Fat Dad Foodie
You might also like my Date and Walnut Filled Cookies.
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