Soft, chewy, and refreshing, these Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are an easy, quick, delicious way to bake with fresh mint from your garden or enjoy an interesting take on classic chewy chocolate chip cookies.
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I love growing herbs and veggies. It’s such a rewarding experience to grow my own food. This year, I had an ABUNDANCE of fresh mint.
It was a bit surprising because my mint plant was NOT doing well at all. There were a couple sad, sparse vines. I was about to give up on it.
I cut off all the mint leaves to make Fresh Mint Macarons, which were INCREDIBLE. Whenever I figure out how to make a pretty macaron, I will post the recipe for you.
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Anyway... about a month after I cut off every leaf, I had the most beautiful, full, flourishing mint plant. It all grew back in the most miraculous way.
I initially thought about all the mojitos I could make. 😂 But then, I thought about…
Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
I LOVE mint and chocolate together. My family also loves the combination.
Around the holidays, I frequently make these Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re a HUGE hit. Mostly because they're so deliciously addictive.
Unfortunately, at other times during the year, it can be difficult (or expensive) to find and buy Ghirardelli Chocolate Peppermint Premium Holiday Baking Chunks.
So, these Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for the other times of the year. Or if your garden is overflowing with beautiful, fresh mint. Or you just want a twist on a traditional, chewy chocolate chip cookie.
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How to Make These Cookies from Scratch
This recipe is extremely simple. It can be made in just one bowl. Which is my favorite kind of recipe. Less dishes!
The one extract used is vanilla. I did not add any peppermint extract because the fresh mint adds enough REAL, refreshing mint flavor.
The recipe calls for a mix of brown sugar and granulated sugar, like traditional chocolate chip cookies. I frequently use light brown sugar for this recipe, but dark brown sugar works well too.
I use semi-sweet chocolate chips, but dark chocolate chips would be scrumptious. I’d love to hear which is your favorite.
Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies from Scratch
- 1/2 cup Butter softened
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Egg large
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 1/2 cups Flour
- 3/4 cup Chocolate Chips semi-sweet, milk, or dark chocolate - whichever you prefer
- 1/2 cup Fresh Mint firmly packed
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick spray.
- Chop the fresh mint. Put aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars.
- Mix in the egg and vanilla extract.
- Add the flour and baking soda. Mix.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and chopped fresh mint until everything is just combined.
- Drop balls of dough about 2 inches apart on a prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 10-13 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Let cool completely.