Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are a favorite because they remind me so much of those iconic Thin Mint Cookies we all love but these are even better! Most importantly, they are super easy to make with a box cake mix.

Two Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Andes Candies

The combination of chocolate and mint are always popular. Andes candies have been the finish for meals for decades.

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 fresh mint is always a winner, if you like mint chocolate chip ice cream, you will love these cookies.

  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry. No butter and sugar or complicated ingredients. The cake mix has the flour mixture and no need to add eggs.
  • Family Friendly: Perfect for Christmas or St. Patrick’s Day parties.
  • Adaptable: Can make the cookies with different mint and chocolate candies and different flavors of cake mix to make a soft and chewy cookie. These cookies are absolutely a hit and an easy way to make a dozen cookies.

If you’re looking for more Christmas Cookie recipes, try these Sugar Sprinkle Cookies,Snickerdoodles with Cake Mix and Jif Peanut Butter Cookies.

A close up on the finished treat.
  • Egg size- It really does matter. Large eggs are usually the standard for baking. They should also always be at room temperature.
  • Non stick baking mats are really the ideal material when baking. The Silicon will help your cookies from sticking.
  • Check your oven temperature is correct as well as watch your bake time carefully, Set your timer for a few minutes before the bake time is up to make sure they are not overbaked.
  • Use cool pans so that the cookies do not melt before you put them in the oven.

Ingredient Notes for Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ordinarily I would say always make a cookie from scratch but sometimes you just do not have the time or the necessary ingredients. Cookies like this made from a cake mix always come out moist, dense and delicious in no time at all.

  • Chocolate cake mix: One of the easiest parts about making these cookies is the cookie dough starts with a cake mix. It has all the dry ingredients such as the sugar, flour, baking soda etc. is in there. You just need eggs and vegetable oil.
  •  Andes mint baking chips and Chopped Andes Mint Chocolates: This adds another layer of chocolate and mint to the chewy chocolate cookies.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

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Variations and Substitutions to Make Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are a favorite cookie because of the combination of mint and chocolate but you can add those flavors many different ways to make the perfect cookie. These cookies taste amazing.

  • Chocolate Chips and Mint Chips: In place of the Andes candies use green mint chips and get chocolate chips or other creme de menthe baking chips.
  • Peppermint Extract or Mint Extract: A few drops add a wonderful mint flavor.
  • Bake Cookies: You can make these chocolate chip cookie recipe in the air fryer.
  • Different Cake Mix: Use a white cake mix and a little green food coloring to the cookie dough balls.

Special Equipment Needed for the Best Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint chocolate chip cookies recipe makes a soft and chewy. And everyone will love the combination of mint and chocolate.

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These are the basic steps for making mint chip chocolate cookie recipe. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Mixing the cake mix and other ingredients.

Set oven to 350F. Next, line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

STEP 2: Mix ingredients to Form the Cookie Dough and add Mint Chocolate Pieces

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. 

STEP 3: Scoop out Cookies onto Cookie Sheet and Bake the Cookies

Use a cookie scoop to portion out 2 Tablespoon cookie balls onto the baking tray, about 3” apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cookies have puffed up and cracks have formed. Cookies will spread as they bake.

STEP 4: Top with Chocolate

Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately place one unwrapped chocolate on each cookie. 

STEP 5: Spread Chocolate to Edges of the Cookies

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 cool completely and set before storing or serving. Finally, repeat with remaining cookies.

Recipe FAQs for Cookies are Perfect

  • Be sure the cookies are completely cooled 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

Of course, these are the perfect cookie texture to make ice cream sandwiches. These holiday cookies can be filled with mint chip ice cream and wrap in parchment paper.

Air tight containers with layers of parchment or wax paper in between the cookies is the best.

An arrangement of the Mint chocolate chip cookie.

If you can make chewy chocolate chip cookies than you can make these easy mint chocolate chip cookies.

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and bake.
  • Room Temperature Chocolate: Importantly, make sure that your candy is at room temperature so that it will melt consistently.
  • Super Chocolate Cookies: Add some chocolate chunks into the mix for extra chocolatey goodness in these minty chocolate cookies.

What to Serve with Mint Chocolate Cookies

Two 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

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