St. Patrick Day Cookie Recipe–Minties

Thought I would share another St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Recipe with you all. This one is a little simpler than the Rainbow Cookies I posted about last week. I call them St. Patrick Day Mint Chippies. It really is just a fun way to make one of our favorite cookie recipes into a fun themed St. Patrick’s Day Dessert. Who doesn’t love a little green in their food for ST. Patrick’s Day? Trust me if you put these out by your leprechaun trap  you will definitely catch one or two. 

St Patrick's DAy recipe

I had purchased some Winter Nestle chips after Christmas when they were on sale. They had mint and dark chips in one bag. I thought they would be great for St. Patrick Day recipes. I decided to make something easy and quick so I modified a Chocolate Chip recipe to make them green and minty. You can easily substitute Creme de Mente baking chips. (saw them at Walmart the other day)

These actually are greener than they appear in the above photo. We liked the combination of mint, most powerful and chocolate mixture. The green made them festive too.


Make them when the kids go to bed and add some in their lunch telling them the leprechaun must have gotten to the cookies and turned them green. I hope we can continue our leprechaun tricks a few more years. It is more fun than the elf on the shelf, only lasts one day!!


What are you making for St. Patrick’s Day? Feel free to link up your crafts and recipes here.

St. Patrick Day Mint Chippies Cookie Recipe

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Chocolate Chip Cookies for a leprechaun Make these St. Patrick Day Dessert


  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening, I used butter flavor
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, unsifted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup real semi-sweet and mint chocolate chips, you can use creme de mente pieces
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tsp green food gel, add to your color liking


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine shortening, sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl.
  3. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
  4. Beat in egg.
  5. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in small bowl.
  6. Mix into creamed mixture at low speed until just blended.
  7. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  8. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough 3-inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet (I prefer air-bake cookie sheets).
  9. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes for chewy cookies (they will look light and moist--do not over bake), 11-13 minutes for crisp cookies.



  1. Those look delicious!

  2. I have to pin this, they look delicious and a great recipe for us to take to school for St. Patty’s day!

  3. These look so good, I am going to have to see if I can make a gluten free version of this.

  4. I love those mint chips and have a freezer full of them.

  5. YUM! Those look so good. Chocolate chip are my absolute favorite cookies and I love mint! How about putting peppermint patty chunks in them too….mmmmmm

  6. These look great. What a neat idea. I never even thought to make these with mint chocolate chips.

  7. I think I’ll make these –YUM! =)

  8. These look very yummy, would be great to make for my sons Kindergarten class.

  9. Yummy, I bring the tea, you can bring those cookies…lol

  10. I’ve been trying to decide what to make for my hubby to take to work for the guys…this recipe looks like a winner!

  11. These look so yummy.. Thank you for the recipe..

  12. These sound delicious!! Think I will make them for my students!!

  13. I love mint and chocolate combo–and it goes without saying that I love choc chip cookies! What a great idea for St Patrick’s Day!

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