These Mint M&M Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are a chocolate lovers dream! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or when you need a little luck!
Chocolate Mint Cookies
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, so treat the leprechauns in your life to this Double Chocolate Cookies with Minty M&M’s recipe!
These don’t have to be for St. Patrick’s Day – they are a delicious dessert for any time of year – but maybe make them on the days when you need a little extra luck.
Chocolate mint cookies may not be something you see homemade often, but I’m not sure why. Mint chocolate is such a classic flavor combination, whenever I make these chewy M&M cookies, I get grateful comments from the crowd. Next to eating these M&M’s cookies, that is the best part!
By the same token, if you have people who aren’t crazy about the mint chocolate combination, you could use a regular or peanut butter M&M in a few double chocolate cookies.
The mint in this recipe comes from the minty M&M’s, so you can allow everyone to enjoy their favorites in the way they were hoping. That way everybody wins.
This festive treat is vegetarian and nut-free, so a good option as holiday cookies for cookie exchanges, St. Patrick’s day cookies, or even for a local bake sale. They’re a tasty twist on your classic chocolate chip cookies with the chocolate chip M&M component baked right in.
If you are a cookie lover or you live with some, I highly recommend making a double batch of these mint chocolate cookies. Far more delicious than store cookies, these won’t last long!
- You will need to use multiple baking sheets if you plan to bake all of your delicious cookies at once.
- You can use semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or even white chocolate chips in this recipe.
How To Make Mint M&M Cookies
Mint M&M Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 stick salted butter (8 tablespoons), softened
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup mint M&M’s
Parchment paper or silicone mat
Kitchen spoon or cookie scoop
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, mix your softened butter and sugars with a handheld electric mixer or use the bowl of a stand mixer – whatever you’re most comfortable with.
Mix for a little bit on medium speed until everything is stirred together.
Step 3: Add in your egg, flour, vanilla, cocoa, and baking soda, and continue to combine this flour mixture, being sure to scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula or using a paddle attachment on your mixer.
You are done when the dry ingredients are no longer visible.
Step 4: Pour in your chocolate chips and most of your mint M&M’s (keep some to press into the tops of the cookies).
Step 5: Scoop out your dough with a spoon or cookie scoop and roll each cookie into a dough ball.
You’re looking for each of your dough balls to be about the size of a golf ball. Place each one on your prepared baking sheet.
Step 6: Press a few green M&M’s into the top of each cookie dough ball and bake for 10 minutes.
Use the top or middle oven racks for baking these. You know they are done when they have crispy edges and chewy centers.
Step 7: Remove your mint chocolate chip cookies from the oven when they are ready. Place them on a wire rack and allow them to cool to room temperature.
Enjoy these soft chocolate chip cookies with a glass of cold milk! (Food coloring makes all kinds of food fun, so go for green milk!)
How To Store Leftover Mint M&M Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Store this sweet treat on a plate with plastic wrap or in an airtight container or a Ziploc bag for the best results. Make sure that the entire batch of cookies has cooled before storing them.
You can also freeze them in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.
Can I Use Regular M&M’s For These Double Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies?
Yes! The mint M&M’s are what gives these double chocolate mint cookies their mint flavor, but there are alternatives.
If you’d like to use regular M&M’s instead, add a few drops of peppermint extract to the chocolate batter while you are mixing it and you’ll still have some minty goodness in the cookies.
Can I Add Anything Else To These Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies?
Yes! To keep with the minty flavor of these rich chocolate cookies, you can easily add chopped up Andes Mints, Thin Mints, or mint chips.
Adding these could make each chewy chocolate cookie a bit softer in the middle, so be sure to test them before taking them out of the oven. You may see melted chocolate, but as long as the cookie is set, they’re ready.
If you don’t want to add more chocolate, but want to add something, think about crushed candy canes for some additional texture.
Can I Turn This Into A Holiday Cookie Recipe?
Yes! This is already a perfect cookie for St. Patrick’s Day, but you don’t have to stick with the original recipe.
Swap the mint bag of M&M’s for a rainbow M&M, Christmas M&M or colorful M&M to make any other holiday cookies, like for Easter or Valentine’s Day. Colorful cookies like these will definitely enhance the dessert table.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.