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The Big Reveal: Secret Ingredient Christmas Cookies

These mint cookies are my absolute favorite, so you, your family, your friends, and random people on the street will be obsessed with these Mint Chocolate Chip cookies. I promise whatever holiday party you bring them to, you’ll leave with an empty tray.

The mint in the chocolate chip cookie makes them taste like Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies but these have the delightful chewy texture of a chocolate chip cookie.

For this recipe, I used the original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip cookie recipe and added a secret ingredient for the mint flavor. (Any guesses?)

A fun dessert board with homemade mint chocolate chip cookies, peppermint macarons, dark chocolate star cookies for a festive holiday snack board.
I added these mint chocolate chip cookies to a fun dessert/cookie board for our Christmas party!

You can try this recipe with any classic chocolate chip cookie recipe, like these deliciously fluffy melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies, but I can’t make promises that yours will turn out as yummy as these. Let me know in the comments if you do and how it goes!! I’d love to know.

Okay, I’ll stop burying the lead. I used A LOT of Andes Creme de Menthe Chocolate Mint Baking Chips. The cookie dough absorbs the creme de menthe flavor and transforms into the ultimate Christmas cookie. You’ll eat the whole tray.

A plate of Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies that are better than Girl Scout thin mints cookies.
Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups of Andes Mint Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Mix butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat them into the mix.
  3. In separate bowl you’ll whisk your flour, salt, and baking soda. Then mix that into the wet ingredients. Be careful not to overmix the dough!
  4. Slowly fold in the mint baking chips. Once the mint chocolate is evenly distributed, fold in your classic chocolate chips.
  5. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Use your ice cream scooper to plop dough onto the parchment paper. (About the size of a tablespoon. Add a few more chocolate chips to the dough if there aren’t many chips on the top side. Add the cookie pan to the middle of the oven and watch.
  6. Do not open the oven. Once the cookie starts to brown a little, take them out. 11 – 13 minutes depending on your oven. The centers will be soft, allow them 5 – 10 minutes to cool. Add a sprinkle of sea salt for a more complex cookie! Then enjoy!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Dessert American
By Tori Mason Serves: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes

This easy Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe tastes like your favorite thin mint cookie... but better!

Ingredients

  • Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups of Andes Mint Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chocolate Chips

Instructions

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

2

Mix butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat them into the mix.

3

In separate bowl you’ll whisk your flour, salt, and baking soda. Then mix that into the wet ingredients. Be careful not to overmix the dough!

4

Slowly fold in the mint baking chips. Once the mint chocolate is evenly distributed, fold in your classic chocolate chips.

5

Line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Use your ice cream scooper to plop dough onto the parchment paper. (About the size of a tablespoon. Add a few more chocolate chips to the dough if there aren't many chips on the top side. Add the cookie pan to the middle of the oven and watch.

6

Do not open the oven. Once the cookie starts to brown a little, take them out. 11 - 13 minutes depending on your oven. The centers will be soft, allow them 5 - 10 minutes to cool. Add a sprinkle of sea salt for a more complex cookie! Then enjoy!

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