Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy December!!

I can't believe how fast the year has gone by, or that it's already time for Christmas recipes! Since Brandon is finishing up classes, writing too many papers (#englishlitprobs) and studying for finals, I wanted to make him a little treat.

Mint chocolate chip is his favorite ice cream, so I made it for him in cookie form!

These cookies are perfect for a finals care package. They're chewy, not overly sweet and perfect for snacking. Brings me back to my days staying up all night sewing...

My favorite part about these cookies is that they're made with Young Living Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil! I'm a peppermint purist and I can't stand the taste of regular mint extract. Peppermint extract sometimes does the trick, but this peppermint essential oil has me throwing up ALL the praise hands. 🙌

I love using Young Living oils because each of their oils is 100% pure. The orange oil? Made 100% of oranges. The lavender oil? Harvested directly from the plant itself. Young Living ensures that no filler product goes into their oils, which makes me feel good about using them in my daily routines! Getting my own starter kit was the best decision and I use my own oils almost every day.

If you don't have Young Living peppermint essential oil, using 3/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract will work just fine!

The Junior Mint lover in me was dying over these. They're the perfect balance of mint and dark chocolate, without all of the food coloring and fillers! I was supposed to be saving them all for Brandon, but I may have eaten four in the 24 hours I had them at my apartment...

They're easy to whip up, they're delicious, and you're gonna love 'em. Just trust me.

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Chewy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Like mint chocolate chip ice cream in cookie form! Chewy, minty, chocolatey and delicious.
1. Preheat over to 350 degrees. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.2. Cream butter and sugar together in mixing bowl.3. Add the egg and peppermint essential oil, beat to combine.4. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt until fully combined. The mixture may look dry, but no additional liquid is needed.5. Fold in dark chocolate chips. Roll dough into small balls and place on prepared baking sheets. Set pans in freezer for 5-10 minutes. 6. Place pans directly from freezer to oven. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Dough may still look soft, but don't overbake. Let the cookies cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 dozen

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1 comment

  1. There is no way to rate these, but if I did they’d be a 7 or 8 out of 5!!! It’s the second mint chip cookie recipe I’ve baked this season, and this recipe is far superior. Since I had no eggs on hand, I used the following substitute. Replacement: 2 tablespoons water + 2 teaspoons baking powder + 1 teaspoon vegetable oil = 1 large egg. I think I also used 1/2 tsp. of peppermint extract in place of essential oil. And the cookies turned out chewy and yum! Thank you for sharing your recipe.