Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Easy and delicious mint chocolate chip cookies; these cookies are bursting with flavor and so simple to make!

After you’ve gotten your mint cookies fill, you’ve got to try these famous snickerdoodle cookies, these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, or soft and chewy peanut butter cookies!

Up close shot of a stack of Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies the top two cookies are broken open to see the inside

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. 

Process shots of making Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies; butter and cream cheese combined and beat together

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 get beat 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 these 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!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies process shot; add vanilla and egg, beat, and then add in brownie mix and pudding mix

Quick tips

  • Use room temperature ingredients: Melted butter or cream cheese will make these cookies too wet/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 ensure you’ve got the right size — too large of a brownie mix and you could end up with dry, crumbly cookies.

Process shot of the andes mints being chopped up and added into the batter Process shots of making the cookies ; Oreos added and cookie balls being rolled

For more mint chocolate chip recipes, check out this mint chocolate fudge, these mint brownies, or these thin mint oreo cups (reader favorite!)

Overhead photo of Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies -- just baked and pulled from oven

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 3 votes
A delicious chocolate mint cookie; these cookies are bursting with flavor, simple to make, and perfect for holiday baking
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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 3 votes
A delicious chocolate mint cookie; these cookies are bursting with flavor, simple to make, and perfect for holiday baking
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword mint chocolate chip cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 -20 cookies
Calories 275kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, full-fat, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 package (18.4 ounces) chocolate fudge brownie mix
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) chocolate fudge pudding mix unprepared
  • 8-10 Mint-Chocolate sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped (measure to 1 scant cup)*
  • 1 cup Andes mints, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a sheet pan by lining with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  • In a large bowl (stand mixer recommended, hand mixers will work), cream together the cream cheese and butter. Both should be slightly soft, but not melted. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Beat.
  • Beat in the brownie mix and pudding mix 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 then continue).
  • Form large balls of dough and then slightly flatten. 
  • 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 under-bake 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 to continue to "bake" on the cookie sheet for an additionally 3-4 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

*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 Facts

Calories: 275kcal

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  1. Brownie cookies are one of my favorites and I love how you spruced it up by adding mint and oreos to the mix! I definitely could not be trusted around a batch of these! Something tells me they wouldn’t even make it into the gift bag. LOL. Pinned! 😉

  2. I’ve completely run out of time, calories & counter space for all of the cookies I’ve already made and still have yet to bake! It’s as if I have a cookie tree sprouting its “fruit” in the middle of my kitchen. Oh well, there are worse things in life… Especially if it produced decadent cookies as chocolaty as these! 😉 Pinned!

  3. I made these and loved them, however, 9 minutes baking was too long. They were done in 8 minutes, and overcooked at 9. The shorter time made them delicious. I also rebut teared the pan each time, and quickly removed them from the pan after they were done, so they didn’t stick. My family loved them!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment Becky! I appreciate you trying out this recipe and sharing your feedback 🙂 Glad the family loved them!

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