My daughter requested these cookies. I wasn't sure at first, but they turned out phenomenal!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are a delightful amalgamation of refreshing mint and rich chocolate—a duo as classic as they come. Originating from a fusion of traditional chocolate chip cookies and the age-old pairing of mint and chocolate, these cookies offer a taste that’s both nostalgic and invigorating. Throughout culinary history, mint has been a symbol of hospitality, making these cookies an excellent choice for hosting or as a whimsical gift. Whether you're seeking to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a pop of green or simply wish to add a refreshing twist to a classic treat, these cookies are sure to please the palate with their charming hue and invigorating flavor.
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are versatile. For a casual dessert, they pair beautifully with a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream. You could consider a cup of warm hot cocoa during the colder months or a refreshing glass of cold milk to complete the comforting experience. If you're enjoying them as an after-dinner treat, why not pair them with a robust coffee or indulgent Irish cream liqueur to amplify the minty notes?
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings: Makes about 24 cookies
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1-2 teaspoons peppermint extract (to taste)
- Green food coloring (gel works best), as desired
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup mint chocolate chips or chopped mint-flavored chocolate