Soft-Baked Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

by zesty on November 21, 2012 · 12 comments

Hi everyone!  Zesty is having quite the busy week, so it’s me Sally again with another killer cookie recipe.  It’s true, I am a cookie monster. ;)

I’ve been on a mission for a while trying ot find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.  The recipe I can bake again and again for years!  I’ve lost sleep, I’ve burnt dough, I’ve tested and retested and retested… and retested countless times. I finally found a winner and today… I’m bringing mint to the table.

Mint Chocolate Chip.  Is there really anything better?

Today’s cookies have a little secret.  They are made with cornstarch! Yes, cornstarch.  It is the secret ingredient that gives the cookies and unbelievable lift and thickness.  It also makes their texture SO soft and doughy. Because we all know the dough is the best part right?

Also contributing to their soft-baked quality is the amount of dark brown sugar.  I always like to use more brown sugar than white in my cookie recipes.  It gives the cookies a chewy texture, and less of a crisp. And for this recipe, I used DARK brown sugar.  Light vs dark brown sugar is mostly interchangeable in dessert recipes.  But I find that dark brown sugar gave these cookies a rich aroma and unique depth of flavor.

The mint chocolate chip morsels are a seasonal item – I found them in the baking aisle.  You could also make these with just regular chocolate chips or even with Andes Mint Chocolate chunks.  I love mint & chocolate together, especially this time of year!

And the best part? It is the easiest recipe ever. Quick, fool-proof, and straightforward!  You’ll use this basic dough recipe over and over and over again.  I love recipes like that!

What are you waiting for?  Make these now!





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1 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

I knew I will love this series!! First off, LOVE the chocolate and mint chips – need to find those ASAP. Second – Sally, I saw you mentioned on Averie’s blog that you use cornstarch in your cookies and since then I have been intrigued by the idea. Thank you for explaining what it does to the cookies. I can’t wait to try it! Swooning over the cookies, as always. :) Have a happy Thanksgiving, Sally and Zesty!


2 Julia

Oh! I have not seen the mint chips at my store but I am going to look again!! I want to make these ASAP.


3 Sally

I just found them on the shelves recently – hope you find them too Julia!


4 Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen

What a great cookie recipe! I am really into mint these days, I will have to try these soon :)


5 Sally

i love love love mint & chocolate, let me know if you try them Kristi!


6 Carleen

Just made a batch of these and they are wonderful! Using cornstarch is genius! My cookies are thick, fluffy and taste a lot like thin mints cookies (Girl Scout cookies). Yummy :) TY!


7 Sally

So glad to hear that Carleen! Enjoy!! – Sally


8 Anita

I made these according to the instructions but the chips didn’t mix well & the amount of chips is 1 1/4 cups? that wasn’t clear. great recipe tho’. I don’t like chocolate so I used White chocolate chips & mint chips.


9 Paul

These look great and perfect for the upcoming St. Patrick’s day. Thanks


10 Suzyn Hudak

My son (almost 7 years) and I just made these cookies and they come out GREAT! Picture perfect and super yummy. Thanks for sharing your recipe. We are sure to try some of your others as well.


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