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A stack of green mint cookies with chocolate chips.
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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy and soft in the center and a little bit crispy on the edges. They are loaded with Andes Mint Chips and chocolate chips! They're the perfect Christmas cookie recipe!
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 48 Cookies
Calories 127kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring I used about 3 drops, use how many you want to make the cookies the color green you like
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tarter
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 6 ounces Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and sugar for about three minutes. It should be fluffy.
  • Add eggs, green food coloring and peppermint extract. Cream for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Measure dry ingredients in a separate bowl or sifter. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Mix until combined.
  • Add mint and chocolate chips. Gently stir until incorporated.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop cookies using a 2 Tablespoon size cookie scoop.
  • Bake for about 9-11 minutes, watch closely so they don't over bake. They'll start cracking when they are about done. They'll still be a tiny bit jiggly in the centers. Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes. Transfer to cookie rack to finish cooling.

Notes

If you can't find Andes mint chips you can buy the Andes cream de Menthe candies and chop them yourself, or you can use mint chips.
Start with a couple of drops of green food coloring and mix.  Repeat until you have the desired color. You might need to add a drop or two of blue food coloring so they look minty green instead of lime green.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
To keep cookies soft add a slice of bread to the storage container with the cookies.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg