Minty Chocolate Chip Cookies

These taste like a hybrid of a chocolate chip cookie and a Girl Scouts Thin Mint®. I like to make these the week leading up to Christmas as a change from traditional holiday cookies.

Original recipe makes 35 cookies


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon peppermint extract
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 2/3 cups mint chocolate chips

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Beat butter, white sugar, brown sugar, peppermint extract, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat eggs into butter mixture until well incorporated.
  3. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda together in a bowl; gradually add to creamed butter mixture, beating until dough is well blended. Fold chocolate chips into dough. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are set in the middle, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 161 kcal
Carbohydrates: 21.6 g
Cholesterol: 26 mg
Fat: 8 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 2 g
Sodium: 112 mg