Do you ever make something and wonder how you never made it before? Yeah that’s the case with these cookies. I love mint chocolate chip and can’t believe that I haven’t ever made cookies with mint chocolate chip before!
Since St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away I knew I had to make these cookies and fast! These cookies are easy to make. It’s just like making a chocolate chip cookie except you put a little bit of mint in it, add some food coloring, and add mint and dark chocolate chips. That’s it!
I made a batch of these for the kids at school and they thought they were great. They really liked that the cookies were green. They kept calling them leprechaun cookies and I thought that was a good name for them. The cookie is bright green, has subtle mint flavor, and is studded with mint and dark chocolate chips. I actually found a bag that had this combination in it together! If you can’t find the combination, simply buy two separate bags.
- 2½ c. flour
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 t. sea salt
- 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 c. sugar
- ½ c. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 t. peppermint extract
- 1 t. green food coloring
- ¾ c. dark chocolate chips
- ¾ c. mint chips
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and sea salt. Mix and set aside.
- In another large bowl cream the butter and sugars.
- Add in the eggs and mix until combined.
- Stir in the peppermint extract and green food coloring. Beat until the color in even.
- Add the flour mixture to the green butter mixture and mix until well combined. Stir in the dark chocolate and mint chips.
- Drop the cookie batter by heaping tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Space the cookies 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned.
- Remove from oven, cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet, and cool complete on a wire rack.