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Mint Chocolate chip cookies laid out and stacked randomly.

Hey Recipe Critic readers! It’s Chelsea back from Chelsea’s Messy Apron! How is your December going? Ready for Christmas?! I can’t believe it is NEXT weekend!! It seems to come quicker every single year!

I hope you are making lots of cookies and treats! That is one of my favorite things about December. My little boy and I make something sweet just about everyday. Whether it’s for a party, neighbors, family, friends, or just for us to eat! 🙂

These mint chocolate-chip cookies are one of my family’s favorite! They are delicious and simple to make! The green color comes from food coloring which can be omitted if desired. Enjoy!
Mint chocolate chip cookies laid out randomly and one broken in half.

Adapted from AllRecipes.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

By: Alyssa Rivers
These mint chocolate-chip cookies are one of my family’s favorite! They are delicious and simple to make! The green color comes from food coloring which can be omitted if desired. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 Cookies


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 and 1/2 - 2 teaspoons peppermint extract not mint
  • Green food dye optional
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 and 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk or dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup Andes baking chips creme de menthe


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and peppermint extract. Add food coloring if desired.
  • Add in the cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix.
  • Add in the flour and stir until just combined.
  • Stir in both chips.
  • Roll small balls of dough and bake for 5-8 minutes or until cookies are set.
  • Remove and allow to cool on a cooling rack.


Calories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 79mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 203IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. I followed the recipe exactly. Even though I added the green food coloring they turned brown once the cocoa hit the batter.
    Also, mine did not flatten out like chocolate chip cookies in the picture above. I had to flatten them down with the second batch.
    I’m a little disappointed because I wanted to send these to an Irish friend for St Patrick’s day.

  2. I made these and I am rather confused. They tasted good, but the cocoa turned the cookies brown. I have no idea how you got green cookies with cocoa powder in the mix. I mean, I added food coloring but once the 4 tablespoons of cocoa went in everything went as brown as brownies. I really wanted the green cookie; would it work to omit the cocoa next time? Also, I only put in 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract and it was quite strong. Maybe brands vary? I used McCormick.