Andes Mint Chip Cookies

by amy on 18 December 2012

with only a week until christmas (my, how time flies!) i figured it’s the perfect time to share a few more desserts with you, in case you’re still figuring out what to make for holiday parties + dinners. first up? these delicious Andes Mint Chip Cookies. mint + chocolate has always been one of my favorite combinations, so when i stumbled across a cookie recipe using chopped up Andes Mints rather than the traditional chocolate chips, i knew i had to try ‘em ASAP.

and let me tell you, i’m so glad i made these. the soft, buttery cookie base works wonderfully with the creamy, minty Andes pieces. i mailed some to friends (since i figured they’d travel well) + delivered a bunch to neighbors, + i’m happy to report that they received rave reviews from all! even my husband, who typically doesn’t like the chocolate/mint combo, declared these a winner. if you’re really wanting to splurge, these would be absolutely amazing made into an ice cream sandwich with mint chocolate chip ice cream. yum! come back thursday for another holiday-friendly dessert recipe!

Andes Mint Chip Cookies

makes about 3 dozen cookies, adapted from natalieselavy.com

ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 (10 oz) bag Andes mint baking chips (or two 4.67 oz. packages of Andes Creme De Menthe Thins, coarsely chopped)

directions

preheat oven to 350 degrees.

cream the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. add both sugars + beat until light + fluffy, about two minutes.

add the vanilla, then the eggs one at a time. wait until the first one is fully incorporated before adding the next egg.

in a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients (excluding the Andes chips/pieces) + add to the butter mixture until fully combined. mix in the Andes baking chips/pieces last.

chill dough for at least 30 minutes before portioning into 36 evenly sized balls. lightly press with your palm to flatten the cookie a bit before placing on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

bake the cookies for 8 – 9 minutes, until just set on top. cool on the baking sheet 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

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1 Kathryn December 18, 2012 at 6:08 am

these look so delicious amy!

2 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 18, 2012 at 7:49 am

Love this cookie idea! Yum!

3 Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray December 18, 2012 at 8:01 am

I love how cute and puffy your cookies always are! :)

4 Jocelyn @BruCrew Life December 18, 2012 at 8:14 am

Oh, those do look absolutely delicious! I love Andes mints way too much:-) I think I’m adding some to my shopping list for today!

5 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef December 18, 2012 at 8:26 am

i love andes mint cookies! these look great :)

6 claire @ the realistic nutritionist December 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

Are you kidding me?? NEED THESE!! Such a fabulous recipe, so minty and perfect for the holidays!

7 Ashley - Baker by Nature December 18, 2012 at 9:47 am

Andes make my liiiifffffffeeeee! I’ve gotta get my hands on some of these cookies, Amy – just too perfect!

8 amy December 18, 2012 at 9:52 am

If only you lived closer I could’ve hand-delivered some to you last week – I made waaay more than i needed! =)

9 sally @ sallys baking addiction December 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

too funny! I developed and made an identical cookie recipe to this back in August. We think alike Amy. :) I LOVE the light addition of cocoa powder – I used about 2 teaspoons and the andes mint chocolate chips. Such wonderful additions to a cookie. Yum!

10 amy December 18, 2012 at 11:43 am

i thought i remembered someone else making a similar cookie a bunch of months back but i couldn’t remember who! i just checked out your post + sure enough, it’s you! =) it is crazy how similar the two recipes are! i wonder if my recipe source was inspired by you… ? =)

11 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious December 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Love the andes mint in these! I was actually just researching cookie recipes right now (I took the day off from work today and told Jason I could make any kind of cookies for him) and I may just have to make these. YUM!

12 amy December 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Jason is one lucky guy! =)

13 natalie@thesweetslife December 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

perfectly puffy! love it!

14 Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl December 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Andes mints are one of my all-time favorite things, and in cookies? Even better. :-) These look wonderful – so puffy and perfect!

15 Angela @ AnotherBitePlease December 18, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Ooooo…I love mint. Loooooove! I am now adding andes mints to my grocery list … another cookie of yours I am to love!!! love your pics!

16 Bernadette @ Now Stir It Up December 18, 2012 at 3:53 pm

You had me at ice cream sandwich!!!

17 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel December 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Well, aren’t these the most perfect cookies ever! They are absolute perfection, Amy! So plush and fat and stuffed with those fantabulous mints :)

18 Blond Duck December 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm

For some reason now I’m craving cookies and cream… got any cookies like that? :)

19 amy December 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I don’t, but now you have me craving some, too! Need to make something like that ASAP!

20 Nicole @ Lapetitebaker December 19, 2012 at 12:34 am

These cookies would be perfect sandwiched between a thick layer of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Who cares its 35 degrees out?!

21 amy December 19, 2012 at 5:32 am

Not me! =)

22 kristen @ notsodomesticated December 19, 2012 at 5:38 am

LOVING the idea to make these into an ice cream sandwich! ;)

23 Rachel Cooks December 19, 2012 at 7:16 am

Yum! I’m completely obsessed with Andes mints.

24 Jen @ Savory Simple December 19, 2012 at 7:38 am

I need these in my life immediately!

25 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel December 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I’d totally have to buy two bags of Andes so I’d have some for cookies and some for snacking lol

26 Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie December 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I looove Andes mints! Seriously, why do they have to be so delicious?! These look super yummy and really like your idea to use them for ice cream sandwiches… mmm

27 Gerry @ Foodness Gracious December 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Whoa, these look duhlicious!!! I’ve never tasted andes mints :(
Great recipe!

28 Luv What You Do December 20, 2012 at 8:48 am

I have some leftover andes mints at home (provided my bf doens’t eat them all) so I hope they are left to make some cookies. They look great!

29 amy December 20, 2012 at 9:17 am

Fingers crossed that your bf saves you some Andes mints so you can make these! =)

30 Jed Gray (sportsglutton) December 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm

A soft buttery cookie with chocolate mints…oh man I can taste these right now!! Yum!!

31 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) December 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Sooooo I’m pretty sure I have to make these! Merry Christmas!

32 amy December 21, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Merry Christmas to you, too, Kelli!

33 JulieD December 24, 2012 at 11:21 am

Ooh these look wonderful!! :D

34 Erin @ Texanerin Baking December 26, 2012 at 2:25 am

Eeee! They’re so fat! Love it. :) And they do look nicely mailable. Will have to save this one!

I hope Andes mint chips are available year-round. I am going to raid the baking section of whatever poor grocery store I go to in June.

35 Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations December 28, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I think I would totally love these cookies. I used to be like your husband, thinking I dont like mint in sweet treats. But then it was actually Andes mints that made me change my mind. My husband bought them for himself, made me try one and suddenly we were fighting for what was left in the bag :)

36 Jess January 6, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Ooohhh! I wish I had stopped by to see this before the holidays! These sound amazing, but I’m sure they still make a yummy January treat as well!

37 Jenny January 12, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I only had the peppermint and white chocolate Andes mints (left over from Christmas) so I used 5 oz of those and 5 oz chocolate chips – what a perfect little cookie! So good. Thanks for the recipe :)

38 amy January 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm

So glad you liked ‘em, Jenny!

39 Jessi December 12, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Just found this recipe and it looks amazing! My dad introduced me to Andes Mints many years ago (when i was just a little girl) and i have loved them every since. I was searching for a cookie recipe that i could use them in and this is exactly what i was looking for so thanks for that! I just have one question…what flavor (dark, semi sweet, etc) do you suggest for the cocoa powder?
Thanks!

40 amy December 12, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Hi Jessi! I recommend just using standard cocoa powder – it will probably say “natural unsweetened” on it. Like this Hershey’s brand: http://www.hersheys.com/pure-products/details.aspx?id=4809&name=HERSHEYS – Hope that helps!

41 Jessi December 14, 2013 at 2:34 am

That does help! Thanks so much…i would say i hope they turn out good, but i KNOW they will :) Thanks again!

42 amy December 14, 2013 at 8:14 am

Awesome, Jessi! Glad I could help. =)

43 Sarah January 19, 2014 at 1:59 pm

I’ve made these twice now, and they are fantastic! A great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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