Home > Desserts > Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies November 1, 2018 | 28 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Easy and delicious Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are bursting with flavor and so simple to make! After you’ve gotten your mint cookie fill, you’ve got to try these famous Snickerdoodle Cookies, these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, or soft and chewy Peanut Butter Cookies! Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Are you all cranking out cookies right and left for the holidays? I know I am! Between testing cookie recipes to share with you all and making treats for neighbors/friends, it feels like cookies have been coming out of the oven nonstop! And these cookies are a total holiday lifesaver. They require no chilling, take about 10 minutes to make, and only have eight ingredients. How Do You Make Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies? Start by beating together butter and cream cheese. You’ll want to make sure both ingredients are at room temperature (not cold, not melted). Egg and vanilla go in next! Next, mix in the (dry) brownie mix and pudding mix. That’s right– shortcut cookies! (If you’re looking for from-scratch chocolate cookies, try this recipe and leave out the caramel and add Andes® mint chocolate in place of chocolate chips!) Finally: stir in your add-ins. For these cookies, we’re adding in chopped Andes mints AND mint chocolate Oreos®. If you only want to do one add-in, double either of the add-ins and omit the other one! Quick tips Use room-temperature ingredients: Melted butter or cream cheese will make these cookies too wet and greasy. To get either to room temperature quickly, check out this article! Check the ounces: Make sure to check the ounces on the brownie mix and pudding mix to be sure you’ve got the right size — too large of a brownie mix and you could end up with dry, crumbly cookies. For more mint chocolate chip recipes, check out this Mint Chocolate Fudge, these Mint Brownies, or these Thin Mint Oreo Cups (reader favorite!) Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients Butter: I recommend unsalted butter since brownie mix and pudding mix already have salt in them– and you don’t want salty cookies. Room temperature or slightly softened butter is best for these cookies. Cream cheese: For optimal flavor and thickness, I recommend full-fat brick-style cream cheese. Avoid Neufchâtel or reduced-fat cream cheese. Large egg: What can I say about eggs? Just be sure you’re using a large one for this recipe. Vanilla extract: This extract adds flavor and vibrancy to the cookies. Brownie mix: I have tested these cookies with several different brownie mixes and taste testers agreed the Betty Crocker® Delights Brownie Mix (Supreme Chocolate Chunk) was the absolute best (Not sponsored, just sharing taste test results). This mix contains 18 ounces, so if you choose a different variety, make sure it’s still 18 ounces. Chocolate pudding mix: Make sure to get regular instant chocolate pudding mix and filling — not sugar-free and not cook-and-serve pudding. Use the 3.9-ounce (small) box. Chocolate chips: We like milk chocolate best, but semi-sweet or dark will work just as well. Depending on the peppermint bark bar used, I like to use a contrasting flavor. If using a dark chocolate peppermint bark bar, I add milk chocolate, for instance, and if using a milk chocolate peppermint bark bar, I add dark chocolate. Andes Mints: If you can’t find Andes mints (sometimes they’re tricky to find!) try Junior Mints® instead! Mint Oreos®: Coarsely chop up some Mint Oreos (no need to remove the filling, just chop them into small pieces). 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Course Dessert, Snack Cuisine American Keyword mint chocolate chip cookies Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Chilling Time 30 minutes Total Time 50 minutes Servings 16 -20 cookies Calories 353kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients▢ 4 ounces cream cheese, full-fat, at room temperature▢ 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature▢ 1 large egg, at room temperature▢ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract▢ 1 package (18 ounces) Betty Crocker Delights Brownie Mix, Supreme Chocolate Chunk▢ 1 package (3.9 ounces) chocolate fudge pudding mix unprepared▢ 8-10 mint-Chocolate sandwich cookies, such Andes, coarsely chopped (measure to 1 scant cup)*▢ 1 cup Andes mints, coarsely chopped InstructionsPreheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a sheet pan by lining it with parchment paper or a Silpat liner.In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter with a stand or hand mixer. (Both cream cheese and butter should be slightly soft, but not melted.) Add in the egg and vanilla extract; continue mixing.Beat in the dry brownie and pudding mixes until just combined. Gently fold in the coarsely chopped mint Oreos and coarsely chopped Andes mints. (The dough is thick and sticky! If it's too hard to work with, cover and place in the fridge for 10 minutes and then continue.) Cover the dough and chill for 30 minutes.Form large balls of dough (2 tablespoons in size) and then slightly flatten to create a wide disc-like shape.Bake for 8-12 minutes and then remove from the oven. (Baking time may vary based on the size of your cookies and actual oven temperature.) It's best to slightly underbake these cookies to keep them soft, fudgy, and chewy! If desired, top the cookies with a few more Andes mints (just to make them look pretty!).Allow the residual heat to continue to "bake" on the cookie sheet for an additionally 3-4 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack. Recipe NotesNote 1: Cookies: If you aren't a fan of Oreos or don't want them in your cookies, you can leave these out entirely or add an extra 1/2 cup chopped Andes mints in its place! Nutrition FactsCalories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 289IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.