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The Best Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Make the best mint chocolate chip cookies using simple ingredients like dark chocolate cake mix, cocoa powder, and mint baking chips. Perfect for all skill levels, these cookies are irresistibly delicious and easy to bake!

Hey there, cookie enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving into indulgence with a recipe that will make your taste buds dance – the best mint chocolate chip cookies!

If you’ve ever wondered what happens when rich dark chocolate, a hint of mint, and velvety milk chocolate chips come together, you’re in for a treat. Fasten your aprons and get ready to embark on a delightful baking adventure.

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Why You’ll Love this Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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  • Effortless Elegance: Gourmet-level cookies with minimal effort.
  • Irresistible Minty Freshness: A refreshing burst of minty goodness in every bite.
  • Versatile Flavor Palette: Customize chips and cake mix for endless flavor options.
  • Perfectly Portable Treats: Ideal grab-and-go snacks for any occasion.
  • Baking Bliss for All Skill Levels: Foolproof steps for perfect cookies, no matter your baking experience.

What You’ll Need to Make Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

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Let’s gather our culinary treasures for this magical creation:


Before we plunge into the cookie wonderland, make sure you’ve got these tools at your baking disposal:

How to Make Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Ready to elevate your baking game? Let’s dive into the delicious details!


1. Preparing the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prep those baking pans with parchment paper or a spritz of cooking spray. We’re getting ready for the magic!

2. Mixing Dry Ingredients:

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Whisk together the dark chocolate cake mix and Dutch process cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl until they’ve formed the dreamiest chocolatey duo. Imagine the aroma already!

3. Creating the Cookie Dough:

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Add the melted salted butter and crack the eggs into the mix. Now, whip it well until a soft, smooth dough forms. 

4. Adding Chocolate Mint Goodness:

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Gently fold in the mint baking chips and milk chocolate chips – this is where the magic happens! The vibrant green of the mint and the rich milk chocolate create a mesmerizing swirl of flavor.

5. Scooping and Shaping:

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Time to get hands-on! Use that trusty 1 ½ tablespoon cookie scoop to portion out your dough. Space them out on your baking sheets, and give each one a little press with the palm of your hand or the bottom of a clean glass. Voilà, cookie perfection in the making!

6. Baking:

Into the oven, they go! Bake each tray for 8-12 minutes or until your cookies are set on the sides and sport that charmingly wrinkled top.

7. Cooling and Serving:

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Hold your horses – let those minty wonders cool for 7-10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack or a serving tray.

Tips and Tricks for Making Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

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Ever wonder how to keep cookies fresh or add a personal touch? Well, buckle up, friend! We’re about to discuss some super simple tips and tricks that will make your Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies the talk of the town.

1. Storage

To keep your Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies fresh, store them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. Ensure the container is clean and dry, and place it in a cool, dry spot away from direct sunlight or heat sources to prevent chocolate from melting. These delectable treats should stay fresh for approximately 3-4 days with proper storage. To extend the joy, freeze the cookies in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag for up to 2-3 months.

2. Customization Options

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Feel free to tailor this versatile recipe to suit your preferences or dietary needs. Here are some delightful modifications you can make:

  • Customize the Chips: To suit your taste, swap mint and milk chocolate chips for white chocolate, butterscotch, or dark chocolate.
  • Add Nuts: Incorporate chopped nuts like walnuts, pecans, or almonds into the cookie dough to introduce an extra layer of texture and flavor.
  • Experiment with Cake Mix: While the recipe calls for dark chocolate cake mix, explore different flavors like chocolate fudge, devil’s food, or even a base like vanilla or yellow cake mix.
  • Vegan or Dairy-Free: For those following a vegan or dairy-free diet, substitute eggs with flax eggs or applesauce and use plant-based butter instead of regular butter.
  • Gluten-Free Variation: For a delightful gluten-free option, opt for a gluten-free cake mix and ensure all other ingredients are gluten-free.
  • Flavor Extract Fun: Elevate the minty goodness by adding a few drops of peppermint or other extracts like almond or vanilla to enhance the flavor profile.

3. Creative Drizzling

Elevate your cookie presentation by drizzling melted chocolate or a minty glaze. It adds a touch of elegance and enhances the overall flavor. Get artistic with your drizzle and watch your cookies transform into edible masterpieces!

4. Mix-and-Match Chips

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Don’t limit yourself to mint and milk chocolate chips! Experiment with different chip combinations, like dark chocolate, white chocolate, or even caramel chips, for a flavor explosion. It’s a simple way to tailor your cookies to your taste preferences.

5. Serving Pizzazz

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Want to impress your guests? Serve your cookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or sandwiched between two cookies for a delightful twist. The combo of warm cookies and cool ice cream is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Or, simply pair these delightful bites with a glass of cold milk or a steaming cup of cocoa. Better yet, share the love with friends and family at your next gathering or savor them as a well-deserved treat any time of day.

Remember, baking is a joyful and creative process, so don’t hesitate to experiment and make this Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies recipe uniquely yours! Keep in mind that significant changes might alter the final result, so consider testing your modifications on a small batch first.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a newbie in the kitchen, these Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are a surefire way to spread happiness, one bite at a time. So, gather your ingredients, channel your inner pastry chef, and let the cookie adventure begin! Happy baking! 


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The Best Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Jocelyn Brown


Make the best mint chocolate chip cookies using simple ingredients like dark chocolate cake mix, cocoa powder, and mint baking chips. Perfect for all skill levels, these cookies are irresistibly delicious and easy to bake!



1 (15.25 ounce) box of dark chocolate cake mix

¼ cup Dutch process cocoa powder

2 large eggs

½ cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted

1 cup mint baking chips

½ cup milk chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and get 2 or 3 big baking pans ready by lining them with parchment paper or using cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dark chocolate cake mix and cocoa powder until they’re well combined.
  3. In another bowl, mix the eggs and melted salted butter until you have a soft, smooth dough.
  4. Add the mint and milk chocolate chips to the dough and gently fold them in until they’re evenly spread.
  5. Grab a 1 ½ tablespoon cookie scoop and use it to scoop out portions of dough. Place them on the baking sheets, making sure they’re 1 ½ inches apart and away from the pan’s edges.
  6. Press the cookies down a bit with your hand or the bottom of a clean glass.
  7. Bake each tray in the preheated oven for 8-12 minutes or until the sides are set and the tops have a slight wrinkle.
  8. Let the cookies cool for 7-10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack or serving tray. Enjoy your delicious homemade cookies!


The Best Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 03/17/2024 / 10:49 pm

    This is delicious! I followed your recipe earlier today and my family loved it. Planning to bake some more. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

  2. Hannah Bures
    03/15/2024 / 8:34 pm

    This is such a wonderful recipe! My family is going to love this for a dessert tonight! My family love trying new foods especially sweets!

  3. 03/15/2024 / 3:44 pm

    I love this recipe. The flavour of the mint sounds delicious. My daughter would enjoy this.

  4. 03/15/2024 / 8:14 am

    OMG, these mint chocolate cookies look so good. !!!!! They look so yummy. I would eat them any day. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. Bedabrata Chakraborty
    03/14/2024 / 2:55 pm

    With schools soon off for vacations, I am so tempted to try. Any substitutes for eggs and dairy so that I can make it for my vegetarian/vegan friends?

  6. 03/13/2024 / 5:25 pm

    Your cookies look amazing! Love all the ingredients! I can’t wait to make them for my family!

  7. 03/13/2024 / 8:22 am

    Wow, look so yummy, these mint chocolate cookies look so good. We’ve made them before and loved them. Reading this post makes me want to cook them again.

  8. Melissa Cushing
    03/13/2024 / 12:43 am

    These look so good and my husband loves this flavor combination so I am pinning this one to make soon for him. Delicious!

  9. 03/13/2024 / 12:31 am

    These mint chocolate chip cookies so pretty and delicious 😍. I love mint cookies, so will definitely try your recipe.

  10. Shoma
    03/12/2024 / 10:07 pm

    OMG these cookies look absolutely amazing. I love anything mint and I will have to try out this recipe ASAP.

  11. 03/12/2024 / 9:21 pm

    They sound so good. I will have to try to make some. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

  12. 03/12/2024 / 6:16 pm

    Haven’t had mint chocolate chip cookies in a while. Those look good. I will have to make some.

  13. 03/12/2024 / 5:33 pm

    The storage advice is so helpful. There’s nothing sadder than beautifully baked cookies going stale before you can enjoy them all.

  14. pedja
    03/12/2024 / 3:39 pm

    These cookies seem super soft and chewy, and with my love for mint and chocolate, I’m definitely whipping up a batch ASAP!

  15. Vidya
    03/12/2024 / 11:22 am

    i am drooling over these pics here!! and love chocolate chip mint anything 🙂 will show this recipe to my teenager who is the resident baker..

  16. 03/12/2024 / 5:24 am

    We are doing a St Patty’s lunch this week, and I will definitely have to make some mint chip cookies. Your recipe sounds amazing!

  17. 03/12/2024 / 5:13 am

    I am not a huge fan of mint, but my husband and daughter are. I bet they would love these cookies!

  18. 03/12/2024 / 3:43 am

    Your recipe for the best mint chocolate chip cookies looks absolutely amazing! I can almost taste the delicious combination of rich chocolate and refreshing mint just by looking at the mouthwatering photos. Plus, your step-by-step instructions make it seem so easy to whip up a batch of these tasty treats at home. I can’t wait to give your recipe a try and indulge in some homemade minty goodness. Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe with us!

  19. 03/12/2024 / 12:55 am

    My mouth is watering just reading about these cookies! I love mint and chocolate, and these look so soft and chewy. I can’t wait to make them.

  20. Stephanie
    03/12/2024 / 12:41 am

    This is so clever to use cake mix as the base for these cookies. The mint and chocolate work together so nicely – excellent recipe!

  21. Melanie E
    03/12/2024 / 12:28 am

    I’ve never made cookies with a cake mix before. Sounds like a great cheat if you are limited for time. These cookies sound really good!!!

  22. Amber Myers
    03/11/2024 / 11:11 pm

    I know we would love these. We are all about mint cookies here. They look delish!

  23. 03/11/2024 / 9:31 pm

    I love mint chocolate chip, and this cookie recipe looks delicious! I especially enjoy the added flavour combinations for our unique combination.

  24. Stephanie
    03/11/2024 / 8:45 pm

    Mint and chocolate are the perfect pairing! I’ve yet to try the flavors in a cookie so I’m feeling intrigued to try this recipe.

  25. 03/11/2024 / 8:30 pm

    Those cookies look delicious! We love mint chocolate chips cookies, although I didn’t realize that they don’t seem too complicated to make.

    • 03/12/2024 / 10:21 am

      I think these cookies will also work well as giveaways for friends and loved ones.

  26. 03/11/2024 / 7:36 am

    My best friend LOVES anything mint chocolate chip. She’s always baking for me, and I’ve been thinking about how I can return the favour. This recipe will be the perfect way to do just that!

  27. 03/11/2024 / 5:22 am

    Wow, Jocelyn! Your recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies has me practically drooling on my keyboard. I love how you’ve combined the convenience of a cake mix with the indulgent flavors of dark chocolate, mint, and milk chocolate chips. It’s like a party in every bite!

    Your step-by-step instructions are so clear and easy to follow, making these cookies accessible for bakers of all skill levels. And those tips and tricks you shared? Genius! From customizing the chips to creative drizzling and serving suggestions, you’ve truly thought of everything to make these cookies not only delicious but also visually stunning.

    I especially appreciate how you’ve provided variations for dietary needs, like vegan or gluten-free options. It shows your inclusivity and consideration for all cookie lovers out there.

    Overall, your recipe exudes warmth and passion for baking, and I can’t wait to try it out myself. Thank you for sharing your delightful creation with us!

  28. 03/11/2024 / 5:13 am

    Oh my! These look delicious! I’ll make them soon, and add them to my recipe book.

  29. 03/11/2024 / 5:08 am

    Simple, easy and delightful! Exactly the right combinations for a sweet treat. My two year old will love this. Thanks a bunch for posting

  30. 03/11/2024 / 4:26 am

    These mint chocolate chip cookies look absolutely delicious! The combination of refreshing mint and rich chocolate sounds like the perfect treat for any occasion. Your detailed recipe and step-by-step instructions make it seem easy to recreate these mouthwatering cookies at home. I can almost imagine the aroma wafting from the oven as they bake to golden perfection. Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe – I can’t wait to try it out and indulge in some homemade goodness!

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