These mint chocolate goodies are one of my favorite cookies I have ever made. With five simple ingredients, including a pre-made cookie mix, even baking newbies can conquer these bad boys. The crispy outside and chewy inside of these cookies is the perfect texture for cookies in my book. Combine that with my latest obsession, creme de menthe baking chips, and you have one fabulous batch of cookies. There's no skimping on goodies either, you get goey chocolate chips in every bite!
I usually like to focus on healthy recipes, but sometimes you need to make an exception. I've included gluten free and dairy free alterations right after the recipe.
My thoughts on 'healthy cookies'
Healthy is great, but not always the best tasting. I like to compromise when I make sweets, using healthier, high quality ingredients when I can, but not so much that it sacrifices taste. A cookie is still a cookie in my mind, and if I’m going to have one five, they better be good!
The creme de menthe chips give an unexpected pop of flavor. Anyone who has been to an Olive Garden knows the Andees candies they give along with your check, and thats exactly what these cookies remind me of. Oh Olive garden…how I love you so.
Mint Chip Cookies
- 1 sugar cookie mix pouch - Or use a gluten free mix
- 1 egg replacer (I used Bobs Red Mill)
- 1/2 cup Earth Balance butter
- 1 cup creme de menthe baking chips
- 1 cup semisweet baking chips
Combine sugar cookie pouch, egg replacer and butter in a large bowl. Mix until fully incorporated. Fold in both kinds of chips. Spoon tablespoons worth of dough onto a greased cookie sheet or baking mat, about two inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to let cool. Yields about 2-2.5 dozen medium sized cookies. Or make them jumbo sized, we don't judge. Serve with a tall glass of almond milk.
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And that's it! How simple is that? Better yet, you can customize the recipe any way you like. Substitute the creme de menthe chips for regular chocolate chips to make classic chocolate chippers. Use coconut oil instead of butter.
To make these Gluten Free:
Get a gluten free mix to make these gluten free, as long as your other ingredients are gluten free as well.
To make these Dairy Free:
To make these dairy free, just make sure the cookie mix and chips you're using don't contain dairy. The possibilities are endless!
What's your absolute favorite cookie?