Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

St. Paddy’s Day is coming up! You know what that means? Lots and lots of GREEN!!

So last year at about this same time, I attempted a couple batches of green cookies. They were okay but not fantastic. This year, I think I got it right! I’m sorry, but I think they are so cute! And who doesn’t like Andes Mints?! They are perfect to celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday!
Even when it’s not St. Patrick’s Day, my boys love anything mint. My mother-in-law buys a huge box of those meltaway peppermint candies for my oldest at Christmastime because he loves them. Their favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip and they love Andes and York peppermint patties.
Let’s just say these cookies were a home run with them. They’re soft and have the perfect amount of mint. Plus a little bit of chocolate in every bite. Too bad they’re not healthy! 😉

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Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Serves: 3 dozen
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 15-20 drops green food coloring
  • 1 cup Andes Mints, chopped (about one (4.67-oz) package)
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a medium size bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream together sugar and butter. When creamy, add eggs, peppermint extract and food coloring. Mix until just combined - do not overmix.
  3. Add in flour mixture and mix on low until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  4. Add in chopped mints and chocolate chips, mixing briefly on low until incorporated through.
  5. Drop by tablespoon on ungreased cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 18 minutes. Yield approximately 3 dozen cookies. ENJOY!!


Soooo yummy…What are your St. Paddy’s Day traditions??
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    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them. I will probably make them for my husband’s birthday because he is not a big cake fan, but loves mint chocolate chip ice cream and cookies. Pinned! Hope to see you at True Aim.

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    I seriously am craving Mint Choc. Chip Ice Cream after seeing these cookies! What a great combo and a fun cookie recipe! :) You are a Featured Favorite this week and we can’t wait to see what you have been up to this week!
    Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

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    Stengel99 says

    Thanks for posting this. I just made a batch per your instructions, and they turned out great. The only thing I will try differently next time is to maybe use something other than Andes mints. I love those mints, but the little chocolate crumbs discolored the green dough a bit. But this will definitely be a recipe I use again!

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    amy stanton says

    I’m going to make the cookies today. One question, I don’t have any green food coloring available, would it be o.k. if I used food coloring gel instead. Will it make a difference?

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    Cookies are great! I used 70% dark mint chocolate squares, and formed the cookie dough around them so there is a delicious dark chocolate soft center. Worked out great!


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