Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

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Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

Growing up, my mom always made the classic chocolate chip cookie. They were so chewy and delicious. In fact, they were the most requested cookie for all my friends growing up.

Her cookies could sometimes even get me out of getting in trouble for forgetting my homework!

In 7th grade, I had a teacher, Mr. Salatino. He was my math teacher and also a friend of the family. Well, as luck would have it, I forgot my homework at home one day…

Mr. Salatino decided to be funny and say, “Michele, I don’t want your mom’s chewy chocolate chip cookies, I want chewy mint chocolate chip cookies.”

I thought to myself, “Great, detention here I come!” So I went home and told my mom, “Mom, I forgot my homework and now I have to bring Mr. Salatino Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies, and I don’t even know how!”

Well, my mom looked at me and said, “Well, I guess it’s time to learn…”

So my mom showed me her secret Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and said, “Here you go. Now create a Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip version of this!” She then said, “But don’t forget that Karo® Corn Syrup is the secret ingredient to make the best, chewiest cookie, so don’t change that!”

So I went into the kitchen so many years ago, and that is when this Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe was born!

 

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

 

How to make a Chewy Cookie

Everyone always asked my mom, “Why are your cookies so chewy?”

The reason my mom’s cookies were always the softest, chewiest cookies growing up was that she always used Karo® Corn Syrup. There is no wonder they are the leading brand in corn syrup for over 100 years. They have been the brand my grandma trusted, my mom trusted, and now that I trust and that my kids will learn to trust, too!

 

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

Karo® Corn Syrup isn’t just for the traditional Thanksgiving Pecan pie! It literally enhances every single traditional cookie recipe when it is added, making them the best, chewiest cookies you will find. It is the perfect ingredient that makes your cookies chewy on the outside and soft and delicious in the middle.

A good rule to follow is ¾ cup of Karo® Corn Syrup for every 1 cup of sugar.

For more delicious cookie and bar recipes made with Karo® Corn Syrup, click here!

 

So, are you ready to make these Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies?

 

Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

 

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 9-11 minutes

Makes 4 dozen cookies

 

Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Ingredients

 

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

1 cup butter room temperature or melted

1 ¼ cup brown sugar

¾ Karo® Corn Syrup

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

¾ tsp of peppermint extract

2 ½ cups flour

2 tsp soda

½ tsp salt

1 ½ cups chocolate chips

½- ¾ cup of mint chips or mint chunks

 

How to Make Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

In a small bowl, you will want to combine the flour, the soda, and the salt. Set this bowl aside until later.

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

Then in a large bowl, you will want to add the butter, the brown sugar, and the Karo® Corn Syrup.

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

You will want to beat this with your electric mixer until it is really creamy. I usually mix mine for about 4-5 minutes to make sure it is really mixed well.

After this is good and mixed, add the vanilla and the eggs. Combine this really well.

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

Once this is mixed, begin adding the flour mixture. You will want to add a little at a time at a low speed so the flour does not fly everywhere.

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

Once all the flour is combined, you will begin adding your chocolate chips and your mint chips or chunks.

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

I prefer to do this with a spoon rather than the mixer to make sure my chocolate chips and mint chunks do not break apart.

Once the cookies are mixed, I like to put the dough in the fridge for just a couple of minutes to harden up a bit. I feel like this helps the cookies keep their shape a little bit better when I do this.

I take these couple of minutes to put my ingredients away and prep the space for my baking sheets.

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

Once the dough has hardened just a little bit, get your trays out and drop rounded tablespoons of Chewy Mint Chocolate Chips on to the tray.

Bake your mint chocolate chip cookies at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes before removing them from the tray. Let them finish cooling on wire racks.

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies vs. Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

I get lots of people that ask if they can convert these chewy mint chocolate chip cookies to regular chewy chocolate chip cookies, and the answer is

YES!

You can absolutely omit the peppermint extract and the mint chips/chunks. If you decide to omit the mint and make Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies, increase the vanilla to 2 tsp and the chocolate chips to 2 cups.

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

Get Creative

Get creative when making your chewy mint chocolate chip cookies. Try adding dark chocolate chips or chunks or even white chocolate chips! The possibilities of delicious chewy cookies are endless, just as long as you are using Karo® Corn Syrup to make them soft and chewy!

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

How did your Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies turn out? Share in the comments!

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Yield: 4 dozen

Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter room Temperature / or melted
  • 1 ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ Karo® Corn Syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ tsp of peppermint extract
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups Chocolate Chips
  • ½- ¾ cup of mint chips or mint chunks

Notes

  1. In a small bowl you will want to combine the flour, the soda, and the salt. Set this bowl aside until later.
  2. Then in a large bowl you will want to add the butter, the brown sugar and the Karo® Corn Syrup.
  3. You will want to beat this with your electric mixer until it is really creamy. I usually mix mine for about 4-5 minutes to make sure it is really mixed well.
  4. After this is good and mixed add the vanilla and the eggs. Combine this really well.
  5. Once this is mixed begin adding the flour mixture. You will want to add a little at a time at a low speed so flour does not fly everywhere.
  6. Once all the flour is combined you will begin adding your chocolate chips and your mint chips or chunks.
  7. I prefer to do this with a spoon rather than the mixer to make sure my chocolate chips and mint chunks do not break apart.
  8. Once the cookies are mixed I like to put the dough in the fridge for just a couple of minutes to harden up the dough a bit. I feel like this helps the cookies keep their shape a little bit better when I do this.
  9. I take these couple of minutes to put my ingredients away and prep the space for my baking sheets.
  10. Once the dough has hardened just a little bit get your trays out and drop rounded tablespoons of Chewy Mint Chocolate Chips on to the tray.
  11. Bake your mint chocolate chip cookies at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes before removing them from tray; let them finish cooling on wire racks.

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Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

Craving a chewy mint chocolate chip cookie or even a regular chocolate chip cookie? We are sharing our secret mint chocolate chip cookie recipe that is so good.

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17 Comments

  • Kristal

    These cookies look so delicious I’m going to steal your recipe and try it with my kids tonight.

    October 12, 2019 at 11:58 am Reply
  • A Nation of Moms

    Those chips look so good! I’ve been trying to find them without any luck. I’ll have to order them online and try out this recipe!

    October 11, 2019 at 8:50 pm Reply
    • Michele

      If you can’t find the chips you can get mints and chop them up. That’s what I did for these. You’ll just have to unwrap a bunch of Andes 🙂

      October 11, 2019 at 8:52 pm Reply
  • Jennifer Maune

    These sound SO delicious! I love chocolate/mint cookies for winter especially. I’m definitely saving this recipe to try soon!

    -Jennifer

    October 11, 2019 at 8:27 pm Reply
  • Kayla

    Omg those cookies look delicious. I actually have a bottle of Karo syrup in my pantry and I might try to make these.

    October 11, 2019 at 4:55 pm Reply
  • travelandhikewithpcos

    Chewy Mint chocolate chip cookies looks yummy and recipe looks easy to follow. Bookmarking this for upcoming winter holidays.

    October 11, 2019 at 11:25 am Reply
  • Rikki Ridgeway

    I am bookmarking this. I’m gonna have to try these next week, they look absolutely delicious!

    October 11, 2019 at 11:18 am Reply
  • Lisa

    Oh these cookies look delish! I always put the dough in the fridge for a few minutes before I bake cookies too; not sure why I started that but they do seem to turn out a better shape!

    October 10, 2019 at 10:16 pm Reply
  • MUAKimPorter

    I love a good chocolate chip recipe. I’ve never thought of putting karo syrup in my cookie dough. I have to try that.

    October 10, 2019 at 10:16 pm Reply
  • Aditi Wardhan Singh

    Love cookies . Love baking them ❤️

    October 10, 2019 at 8:55 am Reply
    • Michele

      Aren’t mint chocolate chip cookies the best?!

      October 10, 2019 at 3:50 pm Reply
  • Jasmine - LoveLifeLaughMotherhood

    i haven’t baked anything that didnt come in a package, in a long time. You make me wana try these, they look delicious!

    October 10, 2019 at 8:01 am Reply
    • Michele

      These chewy mint chocolate chip cookies definitely won’t disappoint! They are so good!

      October 10, 2019 at 8:16 am Reply
  • Momma McGovern

    These sound so amazing! I could do with something sweet right now! I love the mint-twist on a classic!

    October 9, 2019 at 11:29 pm Reply
  • Adriane

    First of all, your images are GORGEOUS! Love the pop of green mint. I love mint so much! These look so yummy and I’m always a fan of finding recipes where the cookies are soft. Can’t wait to try these!

    October 9, 2019 at 8:02 pm Reply
  • Michelle

    These sound really good! I love the story behind them, too. 🙂

    October 9, 2019 at 2:03 pm Reply
    • Michele

      They are seriously the best chewy mint chocolate chip cookies! You’ve got to try them. 🙂

      October 9, 2019 at 3:07 pm Reply

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