Chewy Chocolate Mint Cookies

Mint Chip Chocolate Cookies

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At 35 cents a cookie, Chocolate and Mint are a perfect combination! Enjoy these Mint Chip Chocolate Cookies with its cool, refreshing flavor. Bite into a cookie with its soft, chewy texture that leaves you wanting more! It is a perfect cookie for St. Patrick’s Day and the Christmas season with a Green Mint Icing and a burst of mint flavor with every bite. These moist cookies with a rich chocolate flavor are delicious without the Mint Icing making it versatile for any time of the year. Read on for 3 tips on chilling the dough, 5 tips on freezing cookies and step by step instructions!

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Mint Chip Chocolate Cookies topped with green icing on a green plate with a shamrock on the plate
Chewy Chocolate Mint Cookies

3 Tips for Chilling the Dough

I love making Mint Chip Chocolate Cookies over a two day time period. Other times I need to quickly chill the dough to make the cookies the same day.

  1. Make Ahead Dough: First I make my cookie dough on a Friday night then placed in the refrigerator. It is so much easier working with chilled dough than room temperature. Leave it chill for a day or two before making the cookies.
  2. Quick Chill: If you don’t have that much time, then place in the freezer to chill it quicker. Check after 15-minutes.
  3. Divide Dough: Another tip is to divide the dough into a few smaller container and flatten the dough so it has less surface to chill. Place in refrigerator or freezer.

Making Mint Chip Chocolate Cookies from Scratch

  1. Soften Butter: Bring the Kerrygold Butter to room temperature. It takes about 30-minute. Or carefully microwave on a “butter soften” setting.
  2. Sift Ingredients: Sift the dry ingredients to remove any lumps.
  3. Cream Butter: In a stand up mixer, cream the Kerrygold Butter until smooth.
  4. Wet Ingredients: Blend in the remaining wet ingredients of eggs, water and vanilla.
  5. Blend Sugar: Add the Dark Brown Sugar blending well.
  6. Dry Ingredients: Slowly add the dry ingredients blending until incorporated.
  7. Mint Chips: Stir in the Mint Baking Chips.
  8. Chill Dough: Chill the cookie dough for an hour or overnight until chilled. (See tips for chilling dough.)
  9. Oven: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  10. Cookie Pans: Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  11. Form Cookie Balls: Roll cookie dough into one-inch cookie balls and place on the cookie sheet.
  12. Bake Cookies: Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Let cool for a few minutes then remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  13. Optional Mint Icing Preparation: Mix together the topping ingredients with desired amount of Peppermint Extract and green food coloring. Drizzle over cookies prior to serving.
  14. Mint Chips Substitution: If you cannot locate Mint Chocolate Chips, substitute regular chocolate chips and add a bit more peppermint extract to the icing to compensate.

5 Tip for Freezing Mint Chip Chocolate Cookies

  1. When freezing baked cookies, it is important to ensure the cookies are completely cooled. Otherwise condensation will occur once they go into the freezer reducing the Quality when thawed.
  2. Place the cooled cookies in an airtight freezer friendly container separating them with a layer of parchment paper. When ready to enjoy the cookies, remove from the freezer the night before. The next day make the Mint Filling and finish with a Chocolate drizzle!
  3. Another option is to freeze the dough to bake the cookies at a later date.
  4. Most cookie doughs can be frozen up to 3-months but I cannot image not baking them sooner! To prepare the cookie dough for the freezer, line a baking pan with parchment paper. Drop the individual cookies on the baking pan as if you were preparing them for the oven. Place in the freezer until frozen then transfer to a freezer friendly container. When ready to enjoy, place the frozen cookies on a parchment lined baking pan thawing in the refrigerator.
  5. As a tip, whenever freezing a make ahead meal, I always label the name of the meal, date, and instructions for thawing and completing the dish. All Recipes has tips on freezing different types of cookie dough.

Serving Mint Chip Chocolate Cookies

We first enjoyed these yummy cookies without any icing. The appearance may reflect a crunchy cookie, but one bite and your teeth sink into the soft, chewy mint-filled cookie. It is hard to only have one cookie or even two! The next taste test include a Mint Icing drizzled over the cookie. It is a thin icing that should be added when ready to enjoy.

Chocolate Mint Cookie

Whether you enjoy this cookie with or without icing it is simply delicious and perfect for your Irish and Christmas celebrations!

Cookies stacked on a green plate with a green napkin
Mint Chip Chocolate Cookies Without Icing
Chewy Chocolate Mint Cookies

Mint Chip Chocolate Cookies

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Mint Chip Chocolate Cookies has a cool, refreshing flavor with a soft, chewy texture! Add green icing for St. Patrick’s Day or leave plain for any time!
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Course: Cookies, Dessert, St. Patrick’s Day
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Mint Cookies, Mint Chip Chocolate Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Chill the Dough: 1 hour
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 46 cookies
cookies
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Bernice
Cost: $.35 cents a cookie

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl and mixer (ie., stand up mixer or hand mixer)
  • Cookie sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie cooling rack
  • Flour sifter
  • Medium bowl

Ingredients

Cookie Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter Kerrygold
  • 2 Eggs large
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 ½ Dark Brown Sugar

Cookie Dry Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cup Flour sifted
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Special Dark

Mint Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup Mint Baking Chips Andes Creme De Menthe Baking Chips

Mint Icing Ingredients

  • cup Powdered Sugar
  • ½ tbsp Milk
  • Peppermint Extract
  • Green Food Coloring

Instructions

Cookie Preparation

  • Bring Kerrygold Butter to room temperature – about 30 minutes. Or carefully soften in the microwave.
  • In a medium bowl, sift the dry ingredients.
  • In a stand up mixer, cream the Kerrygold Butter until smooth.
  • Blend in the eggs, water and vanilla.
  • Slowly add the Dark Brown Sugar blending well.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients blending until incorporated.
  • Stir in the Mint Baking Chips.
  • Chill the cookie dough for an hour or overnight until chilled.

Baking Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or using an ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 1 inch apart.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Let cool for a few minutes then remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Mint Icing Preparation

  • Mix together the topping ingredients with desired amount of Peppermint Extract and green food coloring. Drizzle over cookies prior to serving.

Recipe Notes

Calories are approximate depending upon cookie size and icing. Cost per cookie can vary based upon price of ingredients.
Note
If you cannot locate Mint Chocolate Chips, substitute regular chocolate chips and add a bit more peppermint extract to the icing to compensate. 
Tips for Chilling the Dough
  1. Make Ahead Dough: First I make my cookie dough on a Friday night then placed in the refrigerator. It is so much easier working with chilled dough than room temperature. Leave it chill for a day or two before making the cookies.
  2. Quick Chill: If you don’t have that much time, then place in the freezer to chill it quicker. Check after 15-minutes. 
  3. Divide Dough: Another tip is to divide the dough into a few smaller container and flatten the dough so it has less surface to chill. Place in refrigerator or freezer.
Nutrition Facts
Mint Chip Chocolate Cookies
Amount Per Serving (46 cookies)
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 110mg5%
Potassium 25mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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