Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies
Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies are a rich, chewy double chocolate cookie with creamy mint chips. A chocolate mint lover's dream cookie!
It's DAY #8 and we are bringing the MINT to our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. These chocolate chunk mint chip cookies literally melt-in-your-mouth. Where are my mint chocolate lovers? Find all of the recipes for Modern Honey's 12 Days of Christmas Cookies down below.
Years ago, I went up to a women's conference up at Brigham Young University with some of my sister-in-laws. I watched in awe as droves of women went crazy for their famous mint chocolate brownies. The line was ridiculously long to snatch up these coveted brownies. They were buying dozens to bring home to their family and friends. Note to self: the chocolate mint love affair is real.
Chocolate and mint go perfectly together, especially during the holidays. I love all Guittard chocolate and they came out with a creamy mint chip that is silky smooth and full of real mint flavor. I couldn't wait to pair it with a double chocolate cookie. The results were downright amazing.
These Chocolate Cookies with Mint Chips is the real deal. Let's break down how to make these babies. It is completely normal to refer to cookies as "babies", right? Don't answer that.
How to make Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies:
- If you have read my blog for even 5 seconds, you know how I feel about creaming. It is IMPORTANT. Take the time to cream the butter and sugars. A rule of thumb is to cream the mixture until the butter starts to turn a pale yellow and it looks light and fluffy - about 4 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl halfway through to ensure even creaming.
- Add eggs one at a time -- mixing well after each addition.
- Use high-quality mint chips. It makes a difference. My favorite is Guittard Mint Chocolate Chips because their creamy flavor is perfectly mint. You can also use Andes Mint Baking Chips.
- If time is on your side, chill the dough. The cookies will be that much better if you chill the dough for 24-48 hours before baking. If you don't have time and are just craving cookies RIGHT NOW, it is all good. They still turn out magical.
- Bake just until the sides begin to crisp and the centers are still chewy. No hockey pucks here!
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12 DAYS of COOKIE CHRISTMAS:
DAY #1 -- Soft Chewy Sugar Cookies
DAY #2 -- Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Cookies
DAY #3 -- Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
DAY #4 -- Caramel Filled Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
DAY #5 -- Chocolate Caramel Slice
DAY #6 -- Grandma Geri's Gingersnaps
DAY #7 -- Ghirardelli Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Cookies
Happy Baking, my friends! xo
Anything with mint and chocolate has to be good.....and these were amazingly good!!!
Hey Melissa - I am wanting to make a green mint cookie for St Patty's day and came across this recipe. My question is how do these cookies differ from the Levain chocolate cookie base? I see that these don't have brown sugar or cornstarch, so I'm wondering what the texture and flavor of this is compared to the levain? Thanks.
Hi, I'm excited to try these as I LOVE chocolate and mint! Just want to ask if you used natural or dutch processed cocoa powder?
My faith in Modern Honey is deep and I made these despite only having a couple reviews because I knew they'd be outstanding if I found the recipe on this site. Absolutely wonderful recipe. Made it as written and intentionally erred on the side of underbaking them a tad. Everyone is loving these and I've already saved the recipe in my box for future use!
These are delicious! We used Ghirardelli cocoa and the Andes chips. Very rich and very yummy. Thank you!
Do these benefit from overnight refrigeration?
Chocolate and mint is my love language. 😉 In the recipe, is the oven really supposed to be preheated to 360? I know it's possible but I've never used that temp for baking.
These look delish, Melissa!
Hi sweet friend! You are right -- it is supposed to be 360 degrees. I generally do 350, 375, and 410 degrees for various reasons but with these cookies, I found that if I baked them at 350 degrees, they held together too tightly. 360 was the perfect compromise. 🙂 I hope that helps! -- Melissa