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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Angie McGowan |

Here’s a fun spin on the classic chocolate chip cookie perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. I had seen a version of these on the Betty Crocker flicker photo stream a while ago. The Betty Crocker recipe uses their sugar cookie mix and mint baking chips. It looked so good, I just had to create my own version of that recipe. Here I have taken my favorite go-to sugar cookie recipe, added some green food coloring and some Andes creme de menthe baking chips.

These cookies would be the perfect treat to take to the office or share with friends and family for St. Patrick’s day. My husband’s family, having an Irish name, is very enthusiastic about St. Patrick’s day. I love to make a traditional Irish meal on St. Patty’s day every year, have green beer, and make some fun treats like these cookies for a sweet after dinner treat.


Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
2 3/4 cup flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Green Food Coloring, 8 – 10 drops
2 cups Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips

Method

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add butter and sugar to stand mixer. Cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs, scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again. Add vanilla and mix until light and fluffy again.

2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to mixer and mix on low until combined. Add enough green food coloring to get the right color. Different brands will take different amounts, but 8 – 10 drops is about what it will take. (The color of the dough should be a little darker than you want the cookie color to be.) Add mint chips and mix until incorporated.

2. Drop cookie dough by the tablespoon onto parchment paper on a baking sheet. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes at 375 degrees. Let cool.

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Angie McGowan

Angie McGowan was a contributing blogger to Babble’s Family Kitchen, a daily food blog with recipes from her kitchen. She currently creates fun recipes for Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and many other companies. You can find more of her recipes on her personal blog, Eclectic Recipes.

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17 thoughts on “Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Kristen says:

    I make this recipe from the back of the Andes baking chips often and never once thought to put green food coloring in them! What a great idea. Love it!

  2. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says:

    love these! Can’t wait to try them

  3. DJ says:

    you forgot the step telling when to add the mints, I’m going to assume it’s the last step. Can’t wait to make them!

  4. Angie McGowan says:

    This is not the same recipe off the back of the Andes mint bag, didn’t even realize there was one until you pointed it out, I’ll have to try that one too!

  5. TheNaptimeChef says:

    I LOVE chocolate and mint, these look so delicious!

  6. Peggy says:

    Two of the best flavors in the world together in one place~ chocolate and mint! Thank you!

  7. Kathryn says:

    I didn’t even know that Andes makes baking chips! Yum! These look so cute and festive!

  8. RisaG says:

    Boy these look really good. I love the fake “mint” color. I love the Andes baking pieces. I found them around Christmas time and bought a couple of bags – one in green and one in red. Still have some leftover.

  9. JB says:

    Hi – these look great! How many cookies do you get from this recipe? I need to make a HUGE batch.

  10. Angie McGowan says:

    I think this makes like 32-36 cookies. It’s the same as most other chocolate chip cookie recipes.

  11. Shannon says:

    The ingredients list says baking powder; the instructions say baking soda. Which is it?????

  12. Angie McGowan says:

    so sorry, I usually use soda for cookies, but this one uses baking powder

  13. Anne@DealWiseMommy says:

    HI Angie! Love your last name (We share the same one!) I just wanted to let you know that I shared this with my readers today.

    http://www.dealwisemommy.net/2011/03/two-great-recpies-for-st-patricks-day/

  14. Brandi says:

    I like this idea! Baking them right now. They are delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  15. Morgan says:

    I’d like to note that we doubled the recipe, AND since hubby couldn’t find any of the Andes creme de menthe baking chips at the grocery store, we substituted [all natural] dark chocolate chips & white chocolate chips, then added 1 tsp. of pure vanilla and approximately 1 1/2 tsp. pure [organic] peppermint extract. The dough smelled and tasted DIVINE! ;)

  16. Jamie says:

    These mint chocolate chip cookies look amazing.. and so perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. I hope it’s okay, I’ve featured your green cookies in a colorful and creative foods for St. Patrick’s Day hub. You can see it here:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Colorful-and-Creative-Food-Ideas-for-St-Patricks-Day

    Thank you so much for sharing!

  17. LB says:

    Is it salted or unsalted butter? Thanks!

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