mint chocolate chip cookies

This week's recipe is a simple variation on my chocolate chip cookie post. 
I love mint and chocolate together, so this seemed like a no-brainer. 
And of course, I had to add some green food coloring for St Patrick's Day! 
They might look a little funny, but they taste great!

Makes 36- 48 cookies:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 sticks (1 cup) softened butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
green food coloring (if desired)

[After some consideration, I've edited the recipe to remove the vanilla extract.
The extra liquid made my cookies turn out a little flat. Still yummy, but not as fluffy as the originals.]

Follow directions from this post, omitting the nutmeg and vanilla extract, and adding the mint extract 
(and food coloring if you like) instead with the eggs. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


  1. Nice apron, I bet whoever bought you that has great taste!Its not weird with the food dye! I heard this morning on the news, that they dyed the White House fountain water with vegetable oil! Your green turned out much prettier! :)

  2. Those look yummy. I have some Ande's chips that maybe I'll do something with this week.

  3. I think my brother would die if I made these. I think I might try. Mint chocolate chip is his favorite!

    I had to give this blog the award too because I couldn't choose between your two. I love this one with all its dreamy recipes and your photography!


  4. mmm i love chocolate and i love mint! these will be the next cookies i bake!