This Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe is really easy to make and these cookies taste so good!
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Why You will Love this Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
These Better than Betty Crocker Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies for Saint Patrick's Day have a good mint flavor and you can't go wrong with mixing them with semi sweet chocolate chips.
One of my favorite flavors of ice cream is Mint Chocolate Chip, but of course that doesn't just apply to ice cream! This recipe is not only great for celebrating everyone's favorite green-themed holiday, but it is great for the Christmas holiday because it is green and minty, or to just enjoy year-round!
Are you looking for Easy Dinner Recipes for Saint Patrick's Day?
For dinner, why not sit down to a delicious Slow Cooker Beef and Barely Soup Recipe or this Saint Patrick’s Day Shepard’s Pie Recipe? You can also serve this Irish Soda Bread Recipe is a great quick and easy crusty loaf that you can whip up with no yeast!
These are a few of my favorite easy dinner recipes:
How to Make this Better than Betty Crocker Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
You can make these Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies with green with the green food coloring as we describe in the step by step instructions below, or you can also just leave them plain colored like a regular chocolate chip cookie.
Ingredients you will need to start gathering to make this Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- Butter, unsalted
- Granulated white sugar
- Egg at room temperature
- Sour cream
- Peppermint extract
- Green food coloring
- All purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Mini Semi Sweet chocolate chips
Please do keep in mind that all of the exact ingredient amounts are listed in the printable recipe card found at the very bottom of this post.
You can omit the food coloring, but I like that they're green because it's festive for the Saint Patrick's Day holiday! I feel that the green food coloring is also to insinuate that these cookies are minty - so no one is surprised when they take a bite out of one!
How to Make this Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
The key to this festive Saint Patrick's Day Cookie recipe is to use high quality ingredients; such as a good quality butter and premium semi sweet chocolate chips. This will really make a difference in the overall flavor of your cookies!
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.
Add your butter and sugar to a mixing bowl and beat them well. Add in your egg and sour cream and beat well.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a small bowl and then and add them to your mixer with the other ingredients.
Mix this all together just until combined. Notice I said to MIX it together - you do not want to beat the dough at this point.
Fold in 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips.
Use a tablespoon portion cookie scoop to scoop batter onto prepared baking sheet.
Top each cookie with a few additional semi sweet chocolate chips and gently press them into the batter and then bake your cookies for 8 to 10 minutes or until the bottoms just begin to turn light golden brown.
Hint: Allow your cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing them to cooling completely on a cooling rack.
Just as you are able to omit the green food coloring in this easy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, you can make other changes as well! These are YOUR cookies, after all, so you should make them to suit your tastebuds!
- Different chocolate chips - You can switch out the mini semi sweet chocolate chips with dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips or even white chocolate chips.
- Deluxe Cookies - If you would like a larger cookie, you can double the size of the raw cookie scoop and increase the baking time by 2-3 minutes.
- Not Minty - If you just want a green cookie but don't like the mint chocolate chip flavor, you can omit the peppermint oil.
- Make it nutty - You can add pecan pieces to the cookie dough in place of or in addition to the mini chocolate chips if you like this flavor profile!
See this other delicious Saint Patrick's Day Cookie recipe on my website!
Top tip for baking these Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
You might want to chill the cookie dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes while the oven is preheating, so that they hold their shape while baking.
This Better than Betty Crocker Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe makes 4 dozen cookies!
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Better than Betty Crocker Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Add butter and sugar to a mixing bowl and beat well. Add egg and sour cream and beat well. Beat in peppermint oil and food coloring until combined well.
- Mix dry ingredients together and add to mixer. Mix just until combined. Fold in 1 cup chocolate chips.
- Use a tablespoon portion scoop to scoop batter onto prepared baking sheet. Top each cookie with a few additional chocolate chips and gently press them into the batter.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms just begin to brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing and cooling completely on a cooling rack.