Grinch Cookies (Mint Chocolate Chip)

Mint and chocolate are my favorite two combined flavors EVER! (As many others will also contest!) I saw this recipe on Pinterest and I loved the idea of my favorite ice cream transformed into cookie form. Plus they’re bright green so these are the perfect cookie to leave out for the Grinch to distract him from stealing your Christmas joy on Christmas Eve.

I changed the recipe a bit from here to make it my own and incorporate my favorite holiday candy–Andes Mints!


  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 6 to 8 drops green food color
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package Andes Mints
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, extract, food color and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in chopped Andes Mints (I used a huge knife again because it’s fun) and chocolate chips.

(I love how the batter even looks like mint chocolate chip ice cream!)

2. Using small cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. If your oven runs hot (like I learned mine does) then check them at 6 minutes! Cool for about 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Store tightly covered at room temperature after you eat one or two so that you don’t eat them all at once.

15 thoughts on “Grinch Cookies (Mint Chocolate Chip)

  1. Do you know approximately how many this makes? I need to bring enough to a cookie baking weekend so everyone gets at least a dozen – there’s going to be 7-10 people… Thanks!

    • Makes about 3 dozen cookies for one batch. I doubled the batch to be sure I’d have enough… waaaay too many cookies. I didn’t realize this until the cookies were done. But this answers the question for anyone else who was wondering.

  2. I made these cookies today with my class after doing a unit on the Grinch. They were super yummy!! The kids loved them, I loved how chocolately they were :)

  3. Looks yummy. Mint chocolate chip ice cream is my husbands favorite, as are andes mints (he gets them in his stocking every year from.his mom) AND the one if his (it’s my ringer for him during the holidays lol). So basically, this recipe is
    perfect for us and our two little boys. I like your saying in the beginning about using them to “distract the Grinch”..I think I’ll steal.that line and have set some out with Santa’s cookies just in case =)

  4. I just made these but found nestle makes a mixed bag of mint and dark chocolate chips…they came out delicious!! Really easy recipe!

  5. I made these over the weekend for a cookie exchange for 6. I tripled the recipe and had just enough. One batch = 2 dozen unless you make really small cookies.

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