Chocolate Andes mint cookies are a simple recipe that tastes as refreshing as it is delicious. With this mint cookie recipe, you can have a treat that’s perfect any time of the year (but especially around Christmas).
These easy Andes mint cookies are a family and crowd favorite. Who wouldn’t like cookies with Andes mints inside? It’s unique, fun, and packed full of flavor in a soft chewy chocolate cookie!
Why I Love This Mint Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies are a favorite of mine because of the chocolate/mint combination which is why I love putting Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips in this recipe, but the chocolate cookie recipe is amazing no matter what you put in it! I’ve used chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, etc., and they all turn out great! This particular chocolate cookie recipe is my favorite because it uses melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder and I think it makes a huge difference in the taste of the cookies!
Where do you find Andes mint chips?
Whether you’ve seen them or not, they’re actually in your grocery stores baking aisle right next to the chocolate chips. Although they could be placed there seasonally, that’s a great place to look for a local find. You can also check online retailers like Amazon or Walmart is you don’t have luck in store.
Can you make the cookie dough in advance?
Yes. Simply whip up a batch and keep it in a covered bowl in the fridge for up to 48 hours before scooping and baking. You can also scoop and shape cookie dough balls and then freeze them flat on a baking sheet. When you want to cook them, just pull out how many you need and let them thaw on a baking sheet for about an hour before baking as directed.
Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies Ingredients
-2 cups (12 oz. pkg) semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1 pkg. Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips
-2 2/3 cups flour
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp salt
-2 sticks butter (or margarine) softened
-1 cup packed brown sugar
-1/2 cup granulated sugar
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-3 large eggs
How to Make Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies
Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.
Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in melted chocolate. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Then stir in the Andes Mint baking chips.
Drop by tablespoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for 8 or 9 minutes.
Let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
CHOCOLATE ANDES MINT COOKIES
- 2 cups 12 oz. pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 pkg. Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips
- 2 2/3 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 sticks butter or margarine softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Add eggs, one at at time, beating after each addition. Beat in melted chocolate. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Then stir in the Andes Mint baking chips.
- Drop by tablespoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8 or 9 minutes.
Can you freeze Andes mint cookies?
Yes! After your cookies have completely cooled, place them in an airtight container and freeze for up to three months. To eat, simply place a cookie on the counter for about 15 minutes to come to room temperature before eating.
Can I use chopped Andes mints instead of baking chips?
Yes. If you can’ find the baking chips that this recipe requests, you can take a regular Andes mint candy and chop it up into smaller pieces for the cookie dough. The chocolate might melt a little more giving you a messier cookie if you eat it warm, but we both know it will still taste amazing.
After you try these Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies try a few of our other favorite cookie recipes:
- Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies
- Best Ever Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Peanut Butter Fudge Cups
- Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
- Almond Crescent Cookies
- Hot Cocoa Cookies
- Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Eggnog Cookies
- Ginger Spice Cookies
- Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Lemon Butter Cookies
- Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Christmas Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Andes mint cookies are a treat that everyone can enjoy, and with these soft and chewy cookies, you can’t go wrong! You’re going to love this mint cookie recipe!
Baking powder was listed in your ingredient list, however the directions says baking soda. Which is the correct one?
Ellen – thanks for catching that! It is baking powder – I just updated the directions to reflect the change. Enjoy!