Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are filled with Andes mints and dark chocolate. If you like chocolate and mint together, you will LOVE these easy cookies!

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mint chocolate chip cookies

With the holidays in full swing, many of us are in the kitchen cooking and baking up a storm, have a to-do list a mile long, and add to that the stress of holiday gatherings and Christmas parties.  Is it any wonder most of us feel stressed during the holidays?

I try to reduce some of my holiday stress by taking shortcuts when I can.  I’m going to let my little secret out of the bag …….. I’m a big fan of the bagged cookie mixes,  and I don’t hesitate to use them in some of my holiday baking!

What if I told you that you could make a cool chocolate mint cookie in no time with just a few simple ingredients?

Of course, you could make these using a basic sugar or butter cookie recipe from scratch, but if you’re pressed for time (and less mess) this is a great alternative!  Leaving you with more time for shopping, wrapping or dancing to your favorite holiday tunes!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are filled with Andes mints and dark chocolate. If you like chocolate and mint together, you will LOVE these easy cookies!


  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 egg
  • green food color
  • 1 cup creme de menthe baking chips
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 350°. In large bowl, stir in cookie mix, butter, extract, food color and egg until soft dough forms.
  2. Stir in creme de menthe baking chips and chocolate chips.
  3. Using a small cookie scoop, drop dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Coll 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  5. Cool completely before storing tightly covered at room temperature.
  6. Enjoy!


from Betty Crocker Recipes

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The green food color is just to give the cookies a “mint” look, but you can certainly eliminate it if you wish.

I used CK leaf green gel food color and just a bit of  Americolor bright white gel food color.

Doughmaker Aluminum cookie sheet is a great pan for cookie baking.

That’s my secret to stress free holiday baking!

These cookies would also be perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day treat!

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