Holiday Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocoalte Chip Cookie

This cookie came to me in a very round-about way – from my friend’s husband’s father’s childhood babysitter!  It’s a family favorite in her household and I can see why.  Though it’s origins claim to be that of a Spritz cookie, these are hand shaped instead of squeezed through a cookie press.  I modified the recipe slightly to use peppermint oil instead of peppermint extract for a stronger flavor and I rolled them in sparkling decorator sugar as I love the sparkle for the holidays.  They remind me of mint chocolate chip ice cream in cookie form.    I think these will become a favorite in my household as well.

Holiday Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 3 dozen
Mint flavored butter cookie filled with mini chocolate chips and rolled in sparkling sugar.
  • 1 cup (8oz/227g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (7oz/200g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. peppermint oil (or 1 tsp. peppermint extract)
  • 1 egg
  • green food coloring
  • 2½ (12oz/350g) cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 1 bag (16oz/453g) mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (7oz/200g) sparkling sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.176C and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the vanilla and peppermint flavoring and the egg and mix well. Add food coloring to your preference and mix well.
  5. Add the dry ingredient to the wet and mix until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  6. Make 1 Tbsp. sized balls and roll them in the sparkling sugar. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet and stamp them down with a glass.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.


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Holiday Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies — 2 Comments

  1. I am the husband’s father whose baby sitter gave my mother this recipe. It has been a family favorite for 50+ years. The baby sitter I am told was a nice lady (I remember her as mean), and it amazes me that her cookie legacy lives on, now circling the Internet. I love the modification you made. I will incorporate that when I make them yet again this year.

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