These chocolate cookies are soft and thick. If you like chocolate and mint together you will LOVE these cookies!
There are few cookies that disappear as quickly as these at our house. Everyone loves them and an entire batch is gone in just a few days!
These cookies are soft and chewy. They taste a little like a brownie with their rich chocolate taste. Mint chips give them the perfect amount of cool minty flavor. Yum!
This post will take you through how to make these delicious chocolate mint cookies step-by-step. Let’s get started!
Ingredients to Make Chocolate Mint Cookies
Chocolate mint cookies contain 16 ingredients: butter, shortening, sugar, brown sugar, two eggs, vanilla, flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, and mint chips.
Don’t let that long list scare you! It may sound like a lot but you probably have most of the ingredients already in your kitchen!
The mint chips I use are Guittard brand and they work really well in this recipe. You can also use Andes mints baking chips or purchase a package of Andes mints and coarsely chop them yourself. You will need 12 ounces or about 2 cups for the cookies.
How to Make Chocolate Mint Cookies
Step 1: Stir the butter, shortening, and sugars together
Start by stirring the shortening, white sugar, and brown sugar together in a large bowl. Make sure the butter is at room temperature so it easier to mix.
I usually use a wooden spoon for this job. As long as the butter is soft it is easy to smoosh everything together (I know, a real technical term) with the back of the spoon. You can certainly use a stand mixer for this if you prefer. When all of the sugar is incorporated you are ready to add the wet ingredients.
Step 2: Add the wet ingredients
When the butter, shortening, and sugars are well mixed add in the eggs and vanilla. Mix these ingredients together until they are smooth.
Step 3: Stir in the dry ingredients
Things are about to get chocolatey here! Next add in the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt and stir just until combined. The cocoa can be quite lumpy but I do not usually sift it. Most of the lumps will get worked out as you stir the thick batter.
Step 4: Stir in the mint chips
Lastly add in the mint chips. If you are using a mixer put it on the lowest setting here so it does not break up the mint chips. The dough is now done and you are ready to bake your cookies!
Step 5: Drop the cookies onto the baking sheet
Since the dough contains shortening which is solid at room temperature it does not need to chill before baking. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet. Make sure they are about two inches apart because they will spread slightly as they bake. I like to use my handy dandy cookie scoop for this job but you can also use two spoons if that is easier. The cookies are now ready for the oven!
Step 6: Bake the cookies
Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. They are done when they are just set and the top has lost its gloss. At this point they may not look done but they will firm up as they cool. Let them sit on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
Enjoy these chocolate mint cookies warm out of the oven. Yum!
Store them in an airtight container to keep them soft and chewy. They also freeze well for longer term storage. Enjoy 🙂
Hope you get to try these chocolate mint cookies soon. Happy Cooking!
Chocolate Mint Cookies
- ½ cup butter, softened (1 stick)
- ½ cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- ⅔ cup cocoa
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 package mint chips (12 oz package, about 2 cups)
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Stir the butter, shortening, sugar, and brown sugar together in a large bowl.
- Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
- Next add in the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt and mix well. Add in the mint chips and stir just until combined.
- Drop the cookies by rounded teaspoons onto a greased baking sheet. Make sure they are about two inches apart because they will spread slightly as they bake.
- Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. They are done when they are just set and the top has lost its gloss. At this point they may not look done but they will firm up as they cool. Let them sit on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Serve these cookies warm right out of the oven. Enjoy!
Do you want to mix things up a bit? The great thing about this recipe is that it is SO versatile! Try using peanut butter chips or white chocolate chips. You can also use semisweet chocolate chips for the richest most chocolatey cookies you have ever had! Experiment to see which is your favorite!