Mocha Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies made with fresh mint and a hint of coffee flavor.

MOCHA MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. A thick chewy chocolate chip cookie made with fresh mint and a hint of coffee flavor.I have always been a fan of chocolate mint. Normally, I use mint extract simply because it’s readily available, but the extract can’t compare to the real thing. Fresh mint has a more delicate and pure taste to it. So, I was super excited when my wonderful neighbours gave me a lovely bunch of fresh mint from their garden.

I was searching online to see what I could make with it, and I came across a recipe for fresh mint chocolate chip cookies. I decided to add some instant coffee to the recipe to give it a mocha mint flare, kind of like one of my favorite Starbucks drinks, the Peppermint Mocha.

MOCHA MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. A thick chewy chocolate chip cookie made with fresh mint and a hint of coffee flavor.These cookies are thick and soft with a chewy gooey centre. They are loaded with chocolate chips and have a burst of fresh mint flavor with a little kick of caffeine. So, enjoy them with your morning coffee or as an afternoon  snack. These cookies will perk you up any time of the day.

MOCHA MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. A thick chewy chocolate chip cookie made with fresh mint and a hint of coffee flavor.

Mocha Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Servings: makes about 16 cookies
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1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/3 cup (5 grams) fresh mint leaves

3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 large egg

1 & 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp plus 1 tsp instant coffee

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


1) Chop butter into small pieces and roughly chop mint leaves. Place both in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Constantly stirring, cook the mint leaves in the butter for about 5 minutes and remove from heat. Pour through a fine sieve and using a rubber spatula, press the mint leaves to extract as much of the mint oil as possible. Let cool to touch.

2) Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter and brown sugar. Then mix in vanilla and egg.

3) In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and instant coffee together. Slowly add to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

4) Using a medium cookie scoop or 2 tablespoons, drop rounded cookie doughs onto a tray, cover and refrigerate for 2-24 hours.

5) When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Place cookie doughs 2 inches apart from one another and bake for 10 minutes or just until edges start to brown.

Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Recipe adapted from Baker Bettie.

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  1. Lili Solum says:

    if I’m not cooking the mint and butter in the sauce pan, should I melt the butter?

  2. Lili Solum says:

    Would the recipe be ok if I completely omitted the mint and added a little extra coffee?

    • Hi Lili, yes you can omit the mint, but I don’t think you need to add more coffee, the 1 tbsp and 1 tsp is plenty, let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by:)

  3. These look like the absolute perfect cookies!

  4. These look fantastic! I love that you’ve not only paired coffee and chocolate (one of my favorite combos), but also added mint! Pinned!

  5. Oh my Gee!! Love these cookies!! They look delicious.. chocolate+mint I am in heaven… 😀

  6. Yum! I love that you used fresh mint to flavor these:)

  7. Woah. Bring on the deliciousness with a plate of these! My boyfriend’s workmates are going to be very pleased when a plate of these lands in the kitchen very soon. And bonus – finally an excuse to buy some new herbs for the garden!

  8. Oh my goodness Lily – these are just the best looking cookies I have ever seen – I have heard a lot about chilling the dough and can see that it works really well – and using freshly extracted mint oils and flavours as well as a hint of coffee just takes this over the edge – thank you so much for sharing these with us, I managed to get the last one!! Have a wonderful week!

    • Thanks Selma, I’m a big fan of chilling cookie dough, it makes a huge difference in the texture of the cookie, its really worth the wait and the fresh mint has such a delicious natural taste to it, always a pleasure chatting with you X

  9. Ohhh you and your amazing recipes! Guess what I did this weekend? Your No-Bake salted dark chocolate mascarpone tart!! Hubby loved it…and Im trying not to eat another piece now! And Im saving this cookie recipe right away 😀

  10. What a clever way to extract the mint flavour in double quick time. I’ll have to keep that party trick in mind for when i need it. Thank you so much for bringing it to FF.

  11. Yummy! My mom would love these. I will have to make them for her sometime. 🙂

  12. With mocha I am so tempted for this cookies Lily:-)looks yum with choco chips

  13. Wow these look gorgeous and decadent! I too have never tried a mint mocha combo, will definitely give it a try as i get to gather all the imgredients….

  14. Great way to use some of the mint I have growing – I bet the taste is delicious 🙂

  15. Okay, you’ve done it… I’m seriously tempted by the melting chocolate. YUM 🙂
    Happy Fiesta Friday

  16. ooh these cookies look delicious. love the mocha and mint flavour.. craving one right now!

  17. What a great combination! I usually carry mints and every now and then love the combo of my morning coffee with it, so i can imagine these must be awesome!

  18. Mrs Fitz looked at these and loved em!

  19. Yummmm! these look so good I would eat them all even with the coffee (I’m a coffee hater!)

  20. I love the melted chocolate bits, looks so delicious..;)

  21. OMG, those cookies are calling out to me Lily 😀 Love the photos!!

  22. Wow… these cookies look fantastic!! Yum!

  23. These cookies look so amazing, Lily! I love how puffy and chocolaty these are

  24. These look amazingly delicious …sound so yummy! I would eat way too many of these with a big glass of milk. 🙂

  25. These look delicious! Just like everyone else said, I never would have thought to combine those flavors!

  26. I forget that there are other uses for my mint other than mojitos! 🙂 These look so good!

  27. omg! they look amazing!

  28. Mmm…I wouldn’t have thought to combine all these flavors, but these cookies look and sound AMAZING!! The ooey-gooey inside of the cookies is mesmerizing…

  29. Wow Lily! I have never seen cookies look this perfect! Love it!

  30. looks delicious! bookmarked to make them soon. Happy FF 🙂

  31. Ooo yes! I’ve never thought of mint or coffee flavor in cookies, but these thick glorious gooey ones had me at hello. I’ve seen in multiple blogs that the key to those kinds of cookies is refrigeration, but I never make the time! Now I know, no shortcuts. For the dreamiest cookies, do it like Little Sweet Baker. Thanks Lily!

    • Thanks Lina, you’re making me blush, chilling can be a pain in the butt when you really just want a cookie, but I look at it as a make ahead recipe and it is truly worth the wait, the chilled cookie dough causes the outside to bake faster than the inside for that soft chewy center, give it a try next time and let me know what you think:)

  32. Oh my, these look AMAZING!!!! I am in love with the slightly molten chocolate…wow…I bet these tasted amazing, mint and chocolate is always a great combination! 😉

  33. Oh WOW. Lily,Lily, Lily….

    These cookies look flawless. I never would have thought to combine mint with mocha in a chocolate chip cookies, but I am MORE than happy to try this recipe to find out just how good it tastes 🙂

  34. Wow, Lily, these are beautiful cookies with such wonderful flavors. I haven’t had a cookie made with real fresh mint, and I bet these taste pure and delicious. I love the hint of coffee too. I usually have to have a cup of joe nearby if I have a cookie so this would go well for me. Happy Friday!

    • Thanks Ngan, the fresh mint really makes a difference, you’re right, its has a delicate and pure mint taste compared to using the extract, thanks for chatting and happy FF X

  35. I honestly go running for the hills at the sound of coffee. (On the other hand, I love rolling hills, so I would probably go there anyways). One time I claimed not to like flaxseed chocolate bar because the taste reminded me of coffee. HOWEVER, the chocolate and mint together sounds absolutely delicious. And, the cookies look absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy FF, and have an awesome weekend. 🙂

    • You’re funny:) you can omit the coffee if you are not a fan, then you would have fresh mint chocolate chip cookies, delicious just the same, happy FF to you too!

  36. I’ve been looking for baked goodies with fresh mint and here you are. And did you say mocha? Oh my, I’m totally inlove. I’d be sure to make this after the MIA thing. Thank you for sharing these cookies, Lily! I must say that they will be finished quickly and I’ll be co-hosting with Selma, so we should get more than other’s share. 😀

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