Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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5 from 7 votes
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are a favorite because they remind me so much of those iconic Thin Mint Cookies we all love but even better! Most importantly, they are super easy to make with a box cake mix.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

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

Two Mint Chocolate Chip cookies on a marble stone

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.

These cookies feature Andes Candies. Learn the history of this confection here.

Why Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Work

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.

How to Make Chocolate Mint Cookies Recipe – Step by Step 

  • Preheat Oven: Set oven to 350F. Next, line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Mix ingredients: 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. 
  • Scoop out Cookies: 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. 
  • Top with Chocolate: Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately place one unwrapped chocolate on each cookie. 
Step by step instructions for making chocolate mint cookies
  • Spread Chocolate: 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. 
  • Continue process : Finally, repeat with remaining cookies.
Step by step instructions for making mint chocolate chip cookies

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Recommendations for Making Chocolate Mint Cookies

Important to note when making Chocolate Mint Cookies or any cookie remember a few tips and tricks

  • 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.
Chocolate mint cookies stacked

Can you Freeze your Thin Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Absolutely, you can freeze your cookies, here are a few tips:

  • 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

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Several mint chocolate chip cookies arranged on a table with a white cloth

Expert Tips for Making the Best 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 chips into the mix for extra chocolatey goodness.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 7 votes
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are a favorite because they remind me so much of those 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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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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

  • 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 chips into the mix for extra chocolatey goodness.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg

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