Mint chocolate chip cookies are a dressed up chocolate chip cookie loaded with more chocolate flavor and mint chocolate chips. These cookies make a great holiday cookie, a treat for St. Patrick’s Day, or as I made these for a gift for my mom at Mother’s Day.
Mint Chip Chocolate Cookies are the first recipe I think of when I see the seasonal Andes crème de methe baking chips in the store. Chocolate and mint, what’s not to like?
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The first food that comes to mind when I think of my mom’s favorites would have to be mint chocolate chip ice cream. The bright green kind. The green that you know is not natural flavoring but you eat it anyway kind of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
I wanted to put those flavors of mint and chocolate into a cookie for my mom and made these mint chip chocolate cookies with a recipe from Hershey’s. Hershey’s recipe called for mint chips (which they conveniently make but I could not find in my local store) so I used Andes crème de methe baking chips to bring out that minty flavor.
These cookie lack that green color but the mint flavor is a nice combination with the chocolate cookie and chocolate chips. I’ll have to make these again the next time my mom comes to visit and I think they’d be even better converted into an ice cream sandwich with bright green mint chocolate chip ice cream in the middle!
Today I started with the Hershey’s recipe and modified it with regular chocolate chips then added a full cup of the Andes crème de menthe chips.
What kitchen items do I need to bake cookies?
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- 2/3 cup butter or margarine , softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-2/3 cups HERSHEY'S Mint Chocolate Chips (10-oz. pkg.)
- 1 cup Andes creme de mint chips
Recipe update in process.
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g
Holly Baker started the food blog, A Baker’s House, in 2011. She is the writer, recipe creator, and photographer for the site. Holly loves to bake and shares recipes for gluten free food, canning recipes, as well as traditional desserts too. Her recipes and food photography have been highlighted by BuzzFeed, Reader’s Digest, and She Knows.