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Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

St. Patrick’s Day Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

St. Patrick’s Day Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are a tasty treat to enjoy on St. Patrick's Day. Perfect for parties & a favorite of mint chocolate lovers.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 22 minutes
Servings 28 cookies


  • 1 stick butter- room temperature (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg- room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour scooped lightly - not spooned into your measuring cup- just don't pack it in there firmly
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding 3.4 ounce - not cook & serve
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + more for after baking
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips + more for after baking
  • 1 cup Mint St. Patrick's Day M&M's - divided


  • In mixer bowl - beat butter, margarine, sugar & brown sugar together until fluffy.
  • Add egg & vanilla - beat well.
  • Add in flour, pudding mix, baking soda & salt. Slowly stir at first & then beat until all ingredients are completely incorporated.
  • Slowly stir in chocolate & white chocolate chips.
  • Fold in 1/2 of the M&M's.
  • Remove beater, cover & refrigerate overnight. (4 hours minimum- extremely important that you do this)
  • The next day preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll dough into balls - it will be firm & you will need to press it all together.
  • Place dough balls on the baking sheet & bake for 9-12 minutes. (mine were perfect at 11)
  • Remove & immediately top each cookie with a few extra chocolate chips, white chocolate chips & M&M's before they cool.
  • Leave cookies on baking sheet to cool.
  • Repeat this process with remaining dough.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


I used THREE - 3/4 baking sheets for all these cookies. It's important to not place dough on a hot cookie sheet. Start with a cold cookie sheet with each batch to ensure that the cookies bake consistently.