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Andes Mint Cookies

These Andes Mint Cookies are chewy, minty, chocolatey, and just perfect for all the mint and chocolate lovers in your life. These cookies can be made in advance, as they keep well and also freeze well.

Andes Mint Cookies piled up
Andes mint chocolate cookies are refreshingly delightful!

Andes Mint Cookies

Cookies have an uncanny way of making everything a little better.  Cookies are what we bring for the dessert portion of meals we drop off for friends.  Cookies are famous for breaking the ice in any social gathering.  Cookies are what we bring to neighbors, just because.  And cookies are what we share when one of us needs a little lift.  These Andes mint cookies are the perfect lift-me-upper.

Andes Mint Cookies with milk
Andes mint cookies are chew, soft, and perfect for mint-chocolate lovers!

Chewy and Soft

These Andes mint cookies are soft, chewy, and chock full of heavenly Andes mint chips.  The cookies are infused with peppermint extract, which add a delicious minty bite to them.  A bit of cocoa powder in the dough provides a richer chocolate taste, and mini chocolate chips offer a melty chocolate sensation.

Tip: A little bit of cornstarch helps these cookies stay chewy and soft for days, if you’re lucky to have them around that long.

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Andes Mint Cookies
Commonly Asked Questions

What makes makes cookies chewy?

Some cookies, such as our forever chewy chocolate chip cookies, use an extra egg yolk to create a chewy texture. Other times, a bit of cornstarch does the trick. Here, you’ll be using a teaspoon of cornstarch.

Do Andes mints melt?

They do melt, just like mini chocolate chips would. It’s important to chill the cookie dough to ensure the mint chocolate chips stay intact.

What if I can’t find Andes mint chocolate chips?

If you can’t find the baking chips, feel free to use regular Andes Creme de Menthe Thins and roughly chop them.

Andes Mint Cookies

4 from 3 ratings
Andes mint chocolate chip cookies are doubly chocolatey, refreshingly minty, and stay soft and chewy!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Servings: 48 cookies

Ingredients  

  • 1 ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 TB granulated sugar
  • ½ cup salted butter, just softened (not melty at all)
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • 2 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 3 tsp real cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 1 10 oz package Andes mint chips*
  • ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, mini ones melt better

Instructions

  • Place sugars, eggs, and peppermint extract in bowl of stand mixer. Mix on med-high speed until light and fluffy, about 4-5 min. Add eggs in one at a time, mixing just until incorporated.
  • In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, corn starch, cocoa powder, and salt. Whisk to combine well.
  • Fold dry ingredients into wet batter. Gently add in mint chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Dough may be sticky.
  • Chill dough for 1 hour or more.
  • Preheat oven to 350F, with rack on lower middle position.
  • Form 1-tablespoon sized dough balls and place 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 7-8 minutes. Cookies may seem underdone, but will set nicely upon cooling.

Notes

If you can’t find Andes mint chocolate chips, you can use regular Andes Creme de Menthe Thins, roughly chopped.
Dough can be made up to a week ahead of time, wrapped, and chilled until ready to bake; be sure to give it a bit of time to sit at room temperature so it will be easier to form dough balls. 
Baked cookies will keep nicely in an airtight container at moderate room temperature for several days. They can be frozen for up to a month. 
If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating ♡

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Method: baking

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14 comments

    • Laura T (@TheSpicedLife)

    I hope is cast is coming off soon, since I am late to this post! SO hard at that age! LOVE mint though and so these cookies would pretty much make my day too!

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks, Laura! You’re so sweet! Cast is scheduled to come off this week, so yay! Oh, and mint cc cookies are pretty great, too 🙂

    • Amy

    Saw your post on tastespotting.com and just made these, but with vanilla instead of mint and all regular chocolate chips. They are AMAZING and really do stay chewey if directions are followed. Thank you for sharing!! My new favorite 🙂

      • chewoutloud

      Yay!! So happy to hear it. Thanks for taking time to let us know, Amy 🙂

    • laurasmess
    • 5 stars

    Naw, I am so sorry to hear that your little boy has a broken arm. This is actually my first visit to your blog so I haven’t ‘met’ you yet (hello!) but I hope that he’s back to his quick-moving, adventurous self very soon! The good thing about children and broken bones is that they heal so, so fast. I had a broken collarbone as a child (aged 2) and apparently it healed in a few days! Anyway, back to the recipe: these cookies look amazing. I’ve never heard of Andes choc mint chips (not sure that we get them over here) but I love the flavour combination!! Definitely going to track down some choc mint chocolate to make these xx

      • chewoutloud

      So glad you found us, and thanks for the well wishes!

    • chewoutloud

    I’m with you… not quite sure what a broken bone feels like, and let’s hope we never have to! Thanks for stopping by, GGB! 🙂

    • gottagetbaked

    Your poor boy! I’ve never broken a bone before (thankfully) so I can’t even imagine what he’s going through. I guess it’s a good thing that this is the first broken bone with all those boys in your house! I’m sure these amazing minty CCCs are aiding in his recovery 🙂

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