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Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These soft, irresistible Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies use butter simmered with fresh mint to give a fresh, minty taste. A perfect dessert or afternoon treat!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Servings: 30 cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint chopped and packed
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • In a small sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter and bring to a gentle simmer. Add mint and let simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, let sit for 30 minutes. Strain mint leaves from butter. Let butter cool for one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Use electric mixer to cream mint butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add egg, vanilla extract, and milk. Mix until combined.
  • In a small bowl, stir together flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda. Gradually beat into butter/sugar mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time. Mix until well combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chunks and chocolate chips.
  • Form dough into about 1 tbsp sized balls and space 2" apart on prepared cookie sheets. Cook for 9-11 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned.