Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are a perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat! This easy recipe features creamy mint filling sandwiched between chewy chocolate chip cookies. Dip them in white chocolate and sprinkles for even more fun!

If you love homemade cookie sandwiches, try these classic Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies next. Or give our classic whoopie pies a whirl.

Mint Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies: easy cookies with mint buttercream filling!

Why this Recipe Works

When it comes to chewy chocolate chip cookies, sometimes you just want a shortcut.

  • This recipe uses refrigerated cookie dough OR homemade. Your choice!
  • Cookie Sandwiches are held together with a mint buttercream filling.
  • Eat them as is or dip in white chocolate and sprinkles for a holiday treat.

There’s a reason refrigerator cookies are so popular. They are soft and chewy and easy to make too.

Today, we gave them a makeover with a sweet, minty buttercream filling!

Chocolate chip cookies filled with green buttercream.

Ingredient Notes

  • Cookie dough. As noted above, you can’t beat the convenience of popping open a tube of ready made cookie dough. I use Pillsbury brand, but any brand you like will do. Or swap it for homemade!
  • Green food coloring. A couple of drops of food gel is all you need to give the filling an eye-catching mint green color.
  • White chocolate melting wafers. If you want to add a white chocolate finish, you can’t beat melting wafers! The melted chocolate sets up smooth and shiny in no time at all.
  • Peppermint extract. Use pure extract (not imitation flavor) for the best minty flavor.
Mint Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies with mint buttercream filling and white chocolate sprinkles,

Easy Instructions

Start by baking your cookies.

I used a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop to make mini cookies. While the cookies are cooling, make the frosting.

Buttercream mint filling.

Making this mint buttercream is easy as can be. You just beat softened butter with the mint extract, powdered sugar and other ingredients until fluffy and smooth.

Then, pipe a little frosting between two like-sized cookies. Stick them together and you have the best ever cookie sandwiches!

Oh my word these are delicious.

I used this easy cookie dough in these Oreo Stuffed cookies, too remember how fun these are?

Tips and Tricks

  • White chocolate dip: Melt chocolate wafers according to package directions. Dip one side of each cookie sandwich in the white chocolate. Immediately garnish with green sprinkles.
  • Sprinkle options. I used cute shamrock sprinkles to make these St. Patty’s Day themed. You can use any color or variety of sprinkles you like here!
  • Storing. Store Mint Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week. No need to chill.

Recipe FAQs

Do I need spearmint or peppermint extract for these cookies?

The buttercream flavor is best when you use peppermint extract. Spearmint has a sharper flavor that can be too intense for some.

How many sandwich cookies does this recipe make?

I got 20 sandwiches out of this recipe because I scooped the cookie dough into smaller portions than usual when baking.
If you make the cookies more a typical size (2 tbs scoops), you’ll get fewer cookies.
This recipe doubles well too. Just grab an extra tube of cookie dough and double the buttercream!

Can I put this mint buttercream on other cookies?

You sure can! If you love chocolate and mint together, try swapping the regular chocolate chip cookie dough for a batch of Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie dough instead.
It would also be tasty spread onto these Chewy Sugar Cookies.

Mint Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies: easy cookies with mint buttercream filling!
Yield: 20 cookie sandwiches

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches for St.Patrick's Day


  • 1 package (16 ounce) Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure mint extract
  • green food coloring
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • ¾ cup Ghirardelli white chocolate wafers, melted
  • sprinkles


  1. Scoop 1 Tablespoon cookie dough and roll it into a ball. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 8-10 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat softened butter with sugar, mint, green food coloring and milk for 3-5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Spoon into a decorating bag and pipe onto cooled cookies, pairing like sized cookies together.
  3. Dip half of the cookie into melted white chocolate, add sprinkles immediately. Place cookie back on parchment paper until set, about 10 minutes. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. ENJOY.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice

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Mint frosting and chocolate chip cookies together are unbelievably delicious! These are the best mint chocolate chip cookies you’ll ever taste.

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Posted on March 7, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. I love the look of these. They sound delicious any time of year but particularly cute for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. Did you use mint or peppermint extract. The recipe says mint extract but I thought that had a spearmint taste. I could be wrong. Would you please clarify for me because I don’t want to use the wrong extract.

  3. Love this story, such a wonderful and amazing surprise – it’s so nice to hear that there are still so many kind people. These cookies look amazing, I’m sure the snow angels would have loved them. Love the mint buttercream and the sprinkles make them super festive and adorable!

  4. Mmm, mint buttercream frosting! I might skip the cookies and go straight for the frosting!

  5. Love the idea of the good angels shoveling driveways 🙂 These cookies look perfect for St. Pattys day 🙂

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