Crumbl Mint Chip Ice Cream Cookies
These copycat Crumbl Mint Chip Ice Cream Cookies are the perfect ice cream cookie flavors and textures. These cookies are sugar cookies studded with mini chocolate chips topped with a deliciously smooth and fluffy mint chip ice cream frosting that looks and tastes like a lovely mint mousse!
It turns out, making cookies based off ice cream is a really good idea! There are my Crumbl cookies and cream milkshake cookies or my Crumbl cookie dough cookies — both have ice cream inspiration and really deliver on flavors! If you’re looking for another delicious mint cookies recipe, try my Andes Mint Cookies!
Why This Recipe Works
- Softest mint chocolate chip frosting. The mint chocolate chip frosting is perfect because it stays soft even when it is cold! This is thanks to the vanilla pudding mix in it. It gives it a nice mint mousse texture and keeps it light and soft. Buttercream gets hard in the fridge due to the butter in it, but not this frosting! That’s the beauty of the vanilla instant pudding powder! It adds thickness, flavor, and softness even when eaten chilled.
- Perfect balance of mint flavor. Using a bit of mint flavoring in the cookie base helps pair the chocolate chip sugar cookies with the mint chocolate chip frosting. Also having the vanilla flavoring helps balance the mint flavor so it doesn’t taste like toothpaste. The mint flavor in these cookies is refreshing, not overpowering!
- Better than Crumbl’s version. I love Crumbl cookies! I really do, but I tried this one from their store and the cookie base was too crumbly. This copycat Crumbl mint chip ice cream cookies recipe isn’t crumbly at all! Plus, the flavors and textures are so much better too!
- Mini Chocolate Chips: Adding mini chocolate chips to the frosting and the cookie base give these cookies more of a mint chocolate chip ice cream vibe.
- Mint Extract: Adding a touch of mint extract into the sugar cookie with mini chocolate chips really helps the cookie base and the mint mousse taste more complementary — it really marries the two flavors together better.
- Butter: Using butter in these mint chip ice cream cookies helps them have a chewy and soft texture.
- Granulated Sugar: Using granulated sugar alone instead of brown sugar brings out the sugar cookie flavor and makes it so you don’t have those amber tones to the cookie from the brown sugar, which allows the mint chocolate chip ice cream flavor to come through better.
- Vanilla Pudding Mix: Using the vanilla pudding mix is how the mint mousse gets its mousse texture. It also helps it so the mint mousse (I guess it’s like a mint chocolate chip frosting) stays soft even when chilled.
- Blue Food Coloring: It’s important to use blue food coloring since the vanilla pudding mix is a yellow color.
- Mint Extract: The ratio of mint extract is just enough to get that mint ice cream flavor but not like toothpaste!
- Vanilla Extract: Using vanilla extract helps balance out the mint extract flavor so it doesn’t taste like toothpaste.
- Make the chocolate chip sugar cookies. Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment for 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs, vanilla, and mint extract and mix until well combined. Add the dry ingredients (except for the mini chocolate chips). Mix until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Portion the dough into round balls. Place about 6 balls of dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Using the palm of your hand, press down gently on the top of the cookie, so that the dough is like a thick disc.
- Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are set and the tops are no longer shiny. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool on pan for 5 mins then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
- Make the chilled mint mousse. In a large bowl add the dry vanilla instant pudding mix, heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, mint extract, and blue food coloring. Using a hand mixer (or stand mixer with the whisk attachment), mix until smooth and thickened, about 1 minute. Use a rubber spatula to fold in the mini chocolate chips.
- Frost the Crumbl mint chip ice cream cookies. Dollop with fresh whipped cream if desired. Store the cookies covered in the refrigerator. These cookies taste amazing chilled!
These cookies taste incredible when eaten chilled (but the cookie doesn’t have to be chilled). I recommend chilling the frosting because it’s an ice cream cookie! So having the mint chocolate chip ice cream frosting chilled really brings in that ice cream-like element.
I used a 3 T-sized cookie scoop (size 20) to portion the cookies.
These cookies are different than mint chip cookies because the chips used are mini chocolate chips and not mint chips. Plus we have mint flavoring in this recipe.
Make Ahead, Storing, and Freezing
The frosting can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for several days.
To freeze the cookies, portion the cookie dough and flash freeze on a cookie tray in the fridge for 15 minutes or until firm. Transfer to a Ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Bake the cookie dough from frozen and just add another minute or two onto the bake time. Be sure to watch the cookies in case your oven tips warmer or cooler than mine.
You can make these cookies ahead of time since you can freeze the cookie and since the mint frosting stores well in the fridge for a few days.
No. Since the vanilla pudding mix is yellow in color, use blue food coloring to get the green color. If you used green food coloring, paired with the yellow, you’d get a nasty green color.
Mint extract is a blend of peppermint and spearmint, whereas peppermint extract is just peppermint. Peppermint has menthol in it which makes it have a stronger flavor.
It seems like Crumbl is always coming out with new cookie flavors! They have a rotating menu, so it’s unknown how many cookie flavors they’ve sold. Check out my Crumbl Cookies Roundup for some of my favorite Crumbl copycat recipes.
More Crumbl Recipes
- Crumbl Chocolate Oreo Cookies
- Crumbl Biscoff White Chip Cookies
- Crumbl Sugar Cookies
- Crumbl Chocolate Cake Ft. Heath Cookies
- Crumbl Peppermint Bark Cookies
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Copycat Crumbl Mint Chip Ice Cream Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter - softened to room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
- 2 large eggs - at room temperature
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Chilled Mint Mousse
- 1- 3.4 oz vanilla instant pudding mix
- 2 cups cold heavy cream
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- scant 3/4 teaspoon mint extract
- 3-4 drops blue food coloring - I used liquid food coloring, gel should be fine too
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- freshly whipped cream - optional, for topping
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
- Cream butter and sugar in stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment for 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs, vanilla, and mint extract and mix until well combined. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Using a 3 T sized cookie scoop (size 20) portion the dough into round balls. Place about 6 balls of dough on a parchment or baking mat lined baking sheet. Using the palm of your hand, press down gently on the top of the cookie, so that the dough is like a thick disc. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are set and the tops are no longer shiny.
- Remove from oven and let cool on pan for 5 mins then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Chilled Mint Mousse
- In a large bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment) add the dry vanilla instant pudding mix, heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, mint extract, and blue food coloring. Using a hand mixer, mix until smooth and thickened, about 1 minute. Use a rubber spatula to fold in the mini chocolate chips. The frosting can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for several days.
- Use a knife and frost the cooled cookies with the mint mousse. Dollop with fresh whipped cream (optional).
- Store cookies covered, in the refrigerator. These cookies taste amazing chilled!
21 Comments on “Crumbl Mint Chip Ice Cream Cookies”
I absolutely love when recipes have the perfect amount of frosting/topping, and this recipe delivers! Obviously they are delicious, but thank you for having the right amount of frosting for my sweet tooth.
Alia – I’m glad you loved this recipe! Thanks for coming back and leaving a review!
Our cookies didn’t flatten at all, they stayed mostly large lumps. Wonder what we did wrong? Haven’t fully finished the final product yet, onto frosting now!
Hi Deirdre! The recipe instructions say to flatten the dough balls so they resemble thick disks prior to baking them. Did you do that? This step will help so the cookies bake up nicely have have the perfect spread. Hope that helps!
I just made these and they are amazing!! So perfect! I did notice small clumps of vanilla pudding powder that didn’t mix well in the frosting. Any advice to avoid this next time?
Hi JT! I’m glad you liked the cookies. As for the clumps, it’s just the thickening agent in the pudding that is coming together. You could try using a rubber spatula to work those clumps out or sift your powdered sugar and vanilla pudding powder together before adding the other ingredients and mixing. Hope this helps!
This was honestly the best cookie I’ve ever made. Followed the recipe to the T and wouldnt change anything about it! honestly tasted better than Crumble!
I’m a big mint chip fan and when I tried the Crumbl cookie I was impressed. However, these far surpass the Crumbl version. The cookie and the frosting blend so well together, plus they were pretty easy to make! Amazing!
OMG. These turned out so awesome. I subbed applesauce for eggs since my daughter is allergic, and it didn’t seem to give it a weird texture. They are also a perfect level of sweetness (the Crumbl ones are sooo sweet). Now my daughter can finally try it due to her allergy!!!! thank you:)
can you use peppermint extract if I can’t find mint extract?
That would be fine
The only Crumbl cookie I’ve fallen in love with to date, and this remix was absolutely fantastic! I didn’t believe the frosting would set, as it took my mixer a couple minutes as opposed to one, but lo and behold ladies and gents, when it did, it was heavenly! The cookies themselves aren’t too sweet, which pairs perfectly with the decadent frosting. So impressed! 10/10 will make again
My favorite Crumbl cookies, and this recipe is even better than the original! So so easy to make, great appearance, and the taste is so refreshing. The texture was soft but firm enough to hold the mousse well. Cannot recommend more!
Any substitute for eggs.??
Delicious & perfect!!!
These cookies were very bland and came out crispy ( baked for 10 minutes), not soft like Crumbl cookies version. The mint mousse is good. Just enough mint flavor but sadly I won’t be making these again.
Sounds like your ovens temperature is off. I suggest you get an oven thermometer to make sure it’s not overheating, or next time keep an eye on them and remove them around 8-9 minutes.
I’d also be curious to know how big you make your cookies. A key component is to make the cookie dough balls the size suggested in the recipe.
Sorry they weren’t to your liking. I love them!!
These cookies are delightful! They taste just like mint chocolate chip ice cream and are such a fun take on it. I loved that they aren’t overpoweringly sweet and they are surprisingly quick and easy to make. This recipe is a win!
I’m so glad you like them! It was a fun recipe to develop. Thanks for the great review!
Trying out which cookies to make for Christmas and this is a winner! Husband and picky toddlers also approved. Tastes like the Crumbl one and the mousse is so good, a dessert in itself.
Couldn’t agree more with you that the mint mousse is a delicious standalone! Glad you liked the recipe. Thanks for the great review!