These soft and chewy mint chocolate chip cookies are seriously so delicious and easy to make. Each cookie is loaded with Andes Mint baking chips, dark chocolate chips, and dark chocolate chunks.
Although we often associate mint with Christmas and the holidays, I decided to hold off on sharing these with you until after the new year. Why is that you ask? Well, it’s very simple, really. There’s never a wrong time to make anything with mint chips, especially when they’re Andes mints! I make these delicious cookies all year long and for almost any occasion.
Mint is a classic flavor for the holiday season. Mint is also a refreshing flavor in the summer months. It’s also a lovely pop of flavor that’s perfect in the spring or fall! Do you see what I mean? It’s always a great time for mint. I believe that firmly about these cookies, and if you make them, you will, too.
The Best Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
These cookies are a triple threat of mint chocolate goodness. It all starts with a cookie dough base that bakes up so soft and chewy. Then, we add dark chocolate chips, but we’re not done. The mint chips aren’t ready. Next, we add dark chocolate chunks. Now, it’s time for the Andes Crème de Menthe baking chips.
Homemade Soft and Chewy Mint Chocolate Cookies
So what we end up with is a soft, chewy cookie base that is full of interesting flavors and textures. We have to Andes chips that almost melt in the dough, then we have the chocolate chips that soften but still retain more of their shape. Finally, we have chocolate chunks that add even more chocolate flavor and a great chunky texture. This cookie has it all!
Like any cookie recipe, you can play with this one to suit your individual tastes. I happen to love this particular combination the best, but you can do all kinds of things with the flavors in this one.
Different Chocolate Chips
You can use different flavors of chocolate chips for this recipe. Any kind will work well with the mint flavor, even white chocolate.
- Dark chocolate chips
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Milk chocolate chips
- White chocolate chips
- Peppermint chips
Chunks or No Chunks
I love the texture that adding the chocolate chunks brings to these cookies, but if you don’t like them, you can leave them out. On the other hand, if you’re all about the chunks, you can use them exclusively and leave out the chocolate chips.
Mint Chocolate Cookies
Leave the chocolate chips and chunks out altogether and instead, add cocoa powder to your cookie dough. This creates a chocolate cookie dough to which you add the Andes mint chips. It’s a tasty variation.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about these cookies, then read on. This FAQ answers all the most common questions about cookies to help you make the best ones you possibly can.
How do you soften butter?
The best way to soften butter is to leave it out on the counter until it’s fully softened. If you forgot to do that, you can also microwave about 2 cups of water in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Quickly remove the water and place the butter in the microwave, closing the door. The leftover heat in the microwave will soften the butter in about 10 minutes.
How do you know when butter has softened?
Softened butter should still be cool to the touch. It should be soft enough for your finger to leave an indentation when you press it with a little pressure. If your finger leaves an indentation with little or no pressure, the butter is too soft.
What is the secret to a chewy cookie?
There are 5 major ways you can make your cookies softer and chewier.
- Under baked cookies are soft. Take your cookies out when they start to turn just golden and let the carryover time cook them to perfection.
- Adding cornstarch to cookie dough will make it softer and thicker.
- Using more brown sugar than white sugar will make a moister, softer cookie.
- An extra egg yolk added to the dough will make cookies chewier.
- Adding corn syrup will make cookies chewier
Why are my cookies so flat?
This is usually the result of using butter that is too soft or even melted. This causes the cookies to spread rather than rise. Another common mistake is accidentally measuring the flour wrong and adding too little.
Why are my cookies thick and cakey?
Can you freeze mint chocolate chip cookies?
Absolutely. These cookies freeze very well. Simply place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in a single layer and freeze them. Then, transfer them to a heavy-duty freezer bag. They’ll keep for up to 4 weeks.
These cookies will keep in a sealed airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. For longer storage, freeze them as outlined in the heading above.
Ingredients for Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
It only takes a few basic baking ingredients to make these cookies. You probably have most of the ingredients for the dough in your kitchen right now. You might have to buy the chocolate chips and mint chips but those are easily found at any grocery store.
- All purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Butter, room temperature
- Light brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Large eggs
- Corn syrup
- Andes Crème de Menthe baking chips
- Dark chocolate chips (use ½ of the bag)
- Dark chocolate chunks (use ½ of bag)
How to Make Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Making these cookies is exceptionally easy. It uses a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe and simply adds mint chips and chocolate chunks. That’s it!
Step 1: Prep
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set your butter out to soften and measure out all of your ingredients.
Step 2: Combine the Wet Ingredients
In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, and corn syrup together using an electric mixer or stand mixer. Then, add the eggs and beat until combined.
Step 3: Combine the Dry Ingredients
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt together.
Step 4: Make the Cookie Dough
Add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients mixture, and stir until combined. Then, stir in the Andes baking chips, dark chocolate chips, and dark chocolate chunks.
Step 5: Bake
Drop by rounded teaspoon or 1-inch cookie scoop onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them sit on the baking sheet for a couple minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Try These Delicious Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Today
These delicious mint chocolate chip cookies are overflowing with chocolate and mint. They’re the perfect treat for an afternoon snack, dessert, or as a sweet treat for potlucks or get-togethers and they’re great for St. Patrick’s Day too! Give them a try, and I know you’ll love them as much as we do.
Looking for More Delicious Cookie Recipes?
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Snickerdoodle Cookies – A traditional and timeless classic, these cinnamon and sugar cookies melt in your mouth! They’re simple and easy to make and are the perfect cookie to whip up for any occasion.
Lemon Cheesecake Cookies – If you’re a lemon lover, these are the cookies for you! Each of these delicious and zesty lemon cookies have a bite of lemon cheesecake filling on them. Yum!!
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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp corn syrup
- 10 oz bag Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips
- 10 oz bag of dark chocolate chips, (use ½ of the bag)
- 11.5 ounce bag of dark chocolate chunks, (use ½ of bag)
- Preheat oven to 350° and set our butter and gather all ingredients.
- In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla and corn syrup together.
- Add eggs and beat until combined.
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt together.
- Add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients mixture.
- Stir in Andes baking chips, dark chocolate chips and dark chocolate chunks.
- Drop by rounded teaspoon, or 1 inch cookie scoop, onto an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges start to brown.
- Remove from oven and let cookies sit on baking sheet for a couple minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool.
Here are a couple pics that are perfect to save to your favorite Pinterest boards.