Our chocolate chip mint cookies are a scrumptious and festive treat that will make your holiday season complete. They’re made with cocoa plus semi-sweet chocolate chips plus milk chocolate chips plus mint extract and decorated whit white chocolate and crushed candy canes. These cookies are also an excellent holiday food gift… if you’re willing to share, that is! For more festive baking ideas, check out our lemon star cookies, star surprise-inside cake, honey almond cupcakes, and 3 Christmas sugar cookie recipes. And to make holiday cookie gift giving easy, we put together a free eBook with printable favour tags, DIYs and cute cookie packaging ideas.
More cookie and biscuit recipes
Want more scrumptious cookie and biscuit recipes? Of course you do! Click on the links below for sweet and crumbly goodness:
- Meringue Kiss
- Ashley’s Blackberry Macarons
- Oreo Nutella Bites
- Bad Bat Biscuits
- Lemon Shortbread Stars
- Homemade Cookie Butter
- Raspberry Chocolate Whoopie Pies
- Caramel Fudge Biscuits
- Lavender Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Lemon Curd Sandwich Cookies
- Strawberry Rose Meltaways
- Brookies with Candy
- Classic Sugar Cookies
- 3 Christmas sugar cookies
More from the Winter in the Woods Collection
Check out the links below for more fun and creative Holiday recipes, crafts and printables.
- Learn all about the Winter in the Woods collection
- Red & Gold Paper Flowers
- Honey Almond Cupcakes & Edible Pinecones
- Holiday Cookie Collaboration
- Printable Christmas Gift Tags
- 10 Cookie Packaging Ideas
- 3 Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipes
- Printable Christmas Wall Art
- Relaxing Bath Oil
- 3 Christmas Pinecone Wreath Ideas
- Woods in Winter – Printable Poem
- DIY Paper Pinecone Ornaments
- Marzipan Pinecone Treats
Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies
Instead of flavouring the cookies with mint extract, you can use the grated zest of one organic orange or 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/2 tsp ground clove instead.
Prep Time: 40 min
Oven Temperature: 180°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4
Baking Time: 12 – 14 mins
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Yields: 16 cookies
For the cookies
- 115 g (1 stick / ½ cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 200 g (1 cup) light brown or muscovado sugar, packed
- 1 tsp mint extract
- 1 egg (UK & Europe: M / US, CA, AUS & NZ: L)
- 220 g (1 3/4 cups) all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 90 g (1/2 cup / 3 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 90 g (1/2 cup / 3 oz) milk chocolate chips
- 90 g (1/2 cup) white chocolate chips
- 2 candy canes, crushed
1) Prep work
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F / gas mark 4). Line two baking trays (sheets) with greaseproof (wax) paper, baking (parchment) paper or silicone baking mats.
2) Mix the cookie dough
In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter, sugar, mint extract, and salt until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat until smooth. Sift the flour, cocoa, cinnamon and baking powder on top of the butter-sugar mixture. Stir until well blended and fold in the semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips.
3) Bake the cookies
Drop 2 tablespoon – sized balls of cookie dough onto prepared baking trays (sheets). Flatten the tops slightly with your palm, and bake for 12 – 14minutes, until the edges of the cookies turn golden brown. Take the cookies out of the oven and let cool for 10 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool for 2 hours.
4) Decorate the chocolate chip mint cookies
Place the white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat the microwave set to medium in 1-minute intervals until melted. Stir between intervals. Alternatively, melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler. Dip the cookies halfway into the melted white chocolate and transfer onto a wire rack. Sprinkle with crushed candy cane bits while the chocolate is still soft.
Storage and shelf life
You can store the chocolate chip mint cookies at room temperature for up to a week. Undecorated cookies can be frozen for a month.
The chocolate chip mint cookies are a great homemade holiday gift for friends and family and look very appetising packed in a pretty DIY decoupage box. You learn how to make this box and download the decorative patterns we used for this project in our free Printable Holiday Gift Tags eBook.
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