Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe • #chocolatechipecookies #cookierecipe

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Written by Becky

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies made with fresh mint.

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe • #chocolatechipecookies #cookierecipe

Did I mention how our family loves mint?  Also, our garden is literally overflowing with it.  For years, we tried so hard to contain small mint plants and they would quickly die off. One summer we planted it in a wheel barrow with sufficient drainage and it wasn’t happy there either.  At the end of that summer we dumped the failed plant back out into the garden and you can guess what happened the following summer. Mint, everywhere, overtaking everything.  So it’s a good think we like mint.

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe • #chocolatechipecookies #cookierecipe

We toss mint into out salads, grains, water, cocktails and pretty much anything that makes sense. Even cookies.  Fresh mint really takes, these cookies to another level.  Many people have done the Mint Chocolate combo in cookies but I think extract really alters the flavor of the cookie and takes over.  The fresh mint makes the cookie just slightly herbal and interesting without overtaking it.  You just have to try it yourself 🙂

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe • #chocolatechipecookies #cookierecipe

Here are a few more recipes fresh mint from the archives:


Cauliflower Couscous Greek Salad with Fresh Herbs

Apricot Herb Salad

Chicken Gyro Bowls with Herbs

Veggie and Goat Cheese Pasta with Herbs

Drinks and Cocktails

Rhubarb Mint Limeade

Blueberry Mint Gin Cocktails

Watermelon Mojitos

Melon Coolers

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe • #chocolatechipecookies #cookierecipe

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe • #chocolatechipecookies #cookierecipe

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Garden fresh mint turns chocolate chip cookies into a real special treat!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 15 cookies


  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons butter (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons), room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint finely chopped
  • 1 cup dark chocolate* roughly chopped


  • In a medium bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a sting mixer, add the room temp butter and both of the sugars. Mix until light and fluffy, scraping the bowl a couple of times to mix well (1-2 minutes). Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix well and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add in the flour mixture and mix just until combined. Stir in the mint and chocolate.
  • Refrigerate the dough for 3 hours or overnight for best results.
  • Place 3 tablespoon rounds on a parchment lined baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 for 14-15 minutes or until just starting to brown around the edges. Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


For this recipe I like to use a dark chocolate bar and roughly chop it up. Use all of the broken pieces in the batter to make a more speckled dough.

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe • #chocolatechipecookies #cookierecipe

Comments (7)

    • I did that for years too!! The key is letting it grow like a weed. I WILL take over but that is the only way that I found to get it to live. Disregard it and it will grow like crazy!

  1. 5 stars
    I made these—they smell sublime while baking and taste delicious. I think you’ve hit on the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe for higher elevations. Thanks.

  2. 5 stars
    Made these with Whittakers Dark Ghanan chocolate cut into random chunks. Absolutely delicious – not too sweet and the mint gives it a special freshness. Thanks for sharing.

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