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Best Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

chocolate mint chip cookies

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.

chocolate mint chip cookies

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!

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Best Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

  • Author: Glen­da Embree
  • Total Time: 18 min­utes
  • Yield: 3 dozen 1x


  • 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


  1. Cream the but­ter and sug­ar together.
  2. Add the eggs. Mix well.
  3. Add and mix in all the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir in the choco­late mint chips.
  5. 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.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to set on cool­ing rack for 2–3 minutes.
  7. After that, trans­fer the cook­ies from the cook­ie sheet and allow to fin­ish cool­ing on the rack.
  • Prep Time: 10 min­utes
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • 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!

Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Need More Great Cookie Recipes?

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You might also like my Date and Wal­nut Filled Cook­ies.

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