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.

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! #chocolatechips #mint #cookie #recipe | countryhillcottage.com

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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! #chocolatechips #mint #cookie #recipe | countryhillcottage.com

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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! #chocolatechips #mint #cookie #recipe | countryhillcottage.com

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

Materials

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

For decorating

  • 90 g (1/2 cup) white chocolate chips
  • 2 candy canes, crushed

Instructions

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.

Difficulty: intermediate

Materials: lavender

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! #chocolatechips #mint #cookie #recipe | countryhillcottage.com

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.

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! #chocolatechips #mint #cookie #recipe | countryhillcottage.com

Gift giving

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.

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! #chocolatechips #mint #cookie #recipe | countryhillcottage.com
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! #chocolatechips #mint #cookie #recipe | countryhillcottage.com

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