Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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5 from 8 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are a amazing because they will remind you of the iconic Thin Mint Cookies we all love but even better! Most importantly, they are super easy to make with a box cake mix.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies.

These mint chocolate chip cookies are not difficult to make. They are a great baking project with your kids. The very best part is that they taste fantastic. The combination of rich chocolate and cool mint is always a winner. They start with a box cake mix so they are super easy too. These cookies feature Andes Candies check out how they are made.

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Why make a cookie from scratch when cookies like this made from a cake mix always come out moist, dense and delicious in no time at all.

  • 20 Minutes: Make these Christmas cookies, quickly and easily.
  • Easy Ingredients: Five simple ingredients are all it takes to make a wonderful cookie.
  • Family Friendly: Your family will love to eat them and help make them. This is perfect for all the mint chocolate chip ice cream lovers.
  • Adaptable: Can add mint extract like peppermint extract to make the cookie dough different.
  • Makes Great Gifts: A perfect cookie for any cookie platter.
A stack of two cookies.

Ingredient Notes

  • Chocolate Cake Mix: Whatever is on sale or whatever tried and true brand that you prefer.
  • Andes mint chips: Or any brand of mint flavor baking chips.
  • Andes chocolates: Again, use whatever brand that you like, including sugar free versions.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Vegetable Oil – Melt unsalted butter and use that instead.
  • 2 eggs: Large eggs at room temperature.

How to Make mint chocolate chip cookie recipe

These are the basic steps for making chocolate mint cookies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions, prep time, cook time etc.

Meating the batter for the mint cookies.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat your oven and line your baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

STEP 2: COOKIE DOUGH

Then in a large bowl mix the chocolate cake mix (It has the dry ingredients, cocoa powder, all purpose flour, salt, baking soda etc all in the mix), baking chips, vegetable oil and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer (or a stand mixer) for 2 minutes.

STEP 3: SCOOP AND BAKE

Next, use a cookie scoop to portion out 2 Tablespoon-sized pieces of dough onto the baking pan, about 3” apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cookies have puffed up and cracks have formed.Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately place one unwrapped chocolate on each chocolate mint cookie.

Adding the mint and finishing the dough.

STEP 4: SPREAD

Finally, allow the chocolate to warm up for 3-5 minutes, then use an offset spatula to spread the melted chocolate over the cookie. Cool cookies on a wire cooling rack.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Make the cookie dough ahead of time and store in the fridge for up to twenty four hours before baking. Or you can make the batter, scoop out on the line baking sheets and freeze and then transfer to a freezer bag for future baking.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the mint-chip cookie in airtight containers for up to 5 days, or in the fridge for two weeks.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

  • Be sure the cookies are completely cooled on a wire racks before freezing.
  • Place the cookies into an airtight container or freezer bag.
  • Separate your treats with layers of wax paper or parchment.
  • Keep Cookies frozen for up to two months

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Try using a gluten-free cake mix. Use a low calorie or fat free cake mix. Try using a sugar free mint chip.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT CAKE MIX?

Of course, use a white or vanilla cake mix and even add some green food coloring.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, try using several cake mixes and double or even triple this recipe. It is great for parties etc.

WANT TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE BEST COOKIES?

Check out this handy reference of tips and trick. Cookie Baking 101.

Cookies on  a napkin.

Expert Tips for Making This Mint Cookies Recipe

  • Room Temperature Chocolate: Importantly, make sure that your candy is at room temperature so that it will melt consistently.
  • Super Chocolate Cookies: Stir some semisweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips into the mix for extra chocolatey goodness and texture in your cookie.
  • Tip: Try adding some vanilla extract or mint extract into the cookie dough.
  • Variation tip: Try adding some walnuts or pecans to the cookies.
  • Sprinkles: Place some fun sprinkles on top of you cookies.

What to Serve with Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
5 from 8 votes

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are a amazing because they will remind you of the iconic Thin Mint Cookies we all love but even better! Most importantly, they are super easy to make with a box cake mix.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, combine the chocolate cake mix, baking chips, vegetable oil and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, until a cohesive dough forms with no dry patches.
  • Use a cookie scoop to portion out 2 Tablespoon-sized pieces of dough onto the baking tray, about 3” apart.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cookies have puffed up and cracks have formed.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately place one unwrapped chocolate on each cookie.
  • Allow the chocolate to warm up for 3-5 minutes, then use an offset spatula to spread the melted chocolate over the cookie. Allow the melted chocolate to set before storing or serving.
  • Repeat with all cookies.

Expert Tips

  • Room Temperature Chocolate: Importantly, make sure that your candy is at room temperature so that it will melt consistently.
  • Super Chocolate Cookies: Stir some semisweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips into the mix for extra chocolatey goodness and texture in your cookie.
  • Tip: Try adding some vanilla extract or mint extract into the cookie dough.
  • Variation tip: Try adding some walnuts or pecans to the cookies.
  • Sprinkles: Place some fun sprinkles on top of you cookies.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, cookies

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