Green Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made some green chocolate chip cookies for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. These don’t use the standard chocolate chip cookie batter. Instead I used a chewy sugar cookie recipe as the base so that the green food coloring would come out. Studded with chocolate chips, these looks just like chocolate chip cookies.

I got the idea from Babble, who got the idea from Betty Crocker. I’ve seen the Betty Crocker recipe as well. They use their sugar cookie recipe as a base. I chose to use my own favorite chewy sugar cookie recipe base, added some green food coloring and some chocolate chips.

During St. Patrick’s Day, there are a lot of mint dessert recipes. I have to confess, I’m not a big mint fan. Other than Andes chocolates, I don’t like mint flavored desserts. But I wanted to make a St. Patrick’s Day dessert, so I made these cookies look like mint chocolate chip cookies with the green food coloring. You can easily make them mint chocolate chip cookies if you wanted by adding some mint chocolate pieces in the batter.

I really like these cookies and I’ll be making them again.


Green Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 drops of green food coloring
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, food coloring and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips. Roll dough into balls about one inch in diameter and flatten slightly to create round discs, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden around the edges.

10 comments on “Green Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Love the green cookies! They look delicious, too.

    • I was pretty happy with the green. I was going for a mint green look rather than a solid bright green, which looked a little unappetizing for me personally.

  2. At first, I thought they were mint chocolate chip cookies. You should try mint brownies, they are delicious!

    • I was trying to make them look like mint since mint desserts are so popular during St. Patrick’s Day. But I don’t actually like the taste of mint. Hehe.

  3. Yea! Thank you! We’re making these. They’re in the oven right now. We did, however, go for darker cookies and use … perhaps 12 drops… The gel coloring we used was SUPER light. Thanks thanks! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  4. I’m planning the St. Patrick’s Day party for my daughter’s class. I can’t wait to make these..they will be a hit with the kids! I found some cello candy bags from Box and Wrap that have shamrocks on the bags….so cute. It’s the extra special touches that make the party great. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  5. How many did it make?

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