Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe are low calorie and all-natural!

I was so excited to find all natural food coloring, that I had to make these yummy minty cookies right away. Of course you can use your favorite food coloring, or omit it all together. But I think they came out so pretty with the all-natural food coloring.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

With so many cookie recipes on my website, I was not sure how to make these. Shop I make the protein packed? Low sugar? Or should I just make my traditional healthy cookie way.

This recipe will be a traditional all-natural cookie with real sugar and butter. They are 163 calories each BUT I have also included some options to change that! Here they are:

Lower Calorie + Lower Sugar + Protein Packed Version: Here is my 71 Calorie Protein Cookie Recipe, add in the peppermint extract and the food coloring with the wet ingredients.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Ingredients for Mint Chocolate Chips Cookies

Because I am all about the all-natural foods and no fake dyes, I recommend the all natural food coloring and the pure peppermint extract. If that is not important to you, feel free to use what you have on hand.

Special Tip: If you want to add creme de menthe baking chips, cut the chocolate chips by half and add 1/2 cup creme de menthe chips.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Shopping List for Mint Chip Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons all-natural green food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Make these Cookies Vegan:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil in place of butter
  • 2 tablespoons egg substitute in place of eggs
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips in place of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Make these Cookies Gluten-Free:

  • 3 cups Gluten-Free 1 to 1 Flour in place of flour

How to Make Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipes

I’m mad about parchment paper, it ensures your cookies won’t stick to the baking sheets, and makes clean up so much easier!

But if you don’t have parchment paper, just grease the cookie sheets before you add the cookie dough balls to them.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

How to Make Mint Chip Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the apple sauce, then the eggs one at a time. Finally mix in the food coloring and the peppermint extract.
  4. To a separate bowl combine the baking soda, salt and flour. Add to the batter and mix until just combined.
  5. Add in the chocolate chips and mix together until just combined.
  6. Drop by large spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until edges are nicely browned.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I love cookies! So much I have deemed myself “the human equivalent of the Cookie Monster” and it’s obvious when you see this small sampling of my low calorie cookie recipes.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These mint chocolate chip cookies can easily be made vegan and or gluten-free. I have supplied you with the modifications below!
I have also found some all-natural food dyes that are low cost and 100% all natural. So check them out in the link if you can't find them at your local store.
Special Tip: If you want to add creme de menthe baking chips, cut the chocolate chips by half and add 1/2 cup creme de menthe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 163 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 cookie sheets
  • 2 sheets of parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons all-natural green food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Make these Cookies Vegan:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil in place of butter
  • 2 tablespoons egg substitute in place of eggs
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips in place of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Make these Cookies Gluten-Free:

  • 3 cups Gluten-Free 1 to 1 Flour in place of flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Whisk the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in the apple sauce, then the eggs one at a time. Finally mix in the food coloring and the peppermint extract.
  • To a separate bowl combine the baking soda, salt and flour. Add to the batter and mix until just combined.
  • Add in the chocolate chips and mix together until just combined.
  • Drop by large spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until edges are nicely browned.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 23.3gProtein: 2.1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4.2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 84mgPotassium: 29mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword mint chocolate cookies
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Nutrition and Calories in Recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cut the Calories & Sugar: You can cut the calories by swapping out the two kinds of sugar, for Monkfruit sweetener, or all natural zero calorie sugar.

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