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Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies

Deliciously festive Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies for your holiday baking! These flavorful brownie cookies are perfect for cookie exchanges and a quick treat on chilly winter days. Try them out and satisfy your craving for mint and chocolate today!
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When it comes to the best holiday flavors, you can’t beat the combination of mint and chocolate! That’s why these Andes chocolate mint cookies are perfect for Holiday baking. Whether you’re looking for a simple recipe for your cookie exchange or a quick and easy treat for your kids on a cold winter day, these flavorful brownie cookies will surely be a hit.

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What Do I Need to Make Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies?

These soft and chewy brownie cookies are full of mint flavor, making them a delicious sweet treat for the holiday season. And since they can be made with just a handful of common pantry ingredients, they’re super simple to prepare. To bake your own chocolate Andes mint cookies, you’ll need:

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How Do I Make Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies?

You’ll love how simple these mint chocolate cookies are to make! That makes them the perfect choice for a last-minute holiday get-together! All you have to do is follow these quick and easy instructions.

Step One: Mix the Dry Ingredients 

Combine the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk the ingredients together until they are well combined, then set the bowl aside.

Mixing dry ingredients.

Step Two: Cream the Butter and Sugar

Add the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a separate bowl. Beat the ingredients together until the mixture is light and fluffy. After that, you can add the eggs one at a time, beating between each addition. Then, add the vanilla extract to the bowl and mix.

Step Three: Mix the Dough

Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat to combine. Finish by folding in the chocolate chips and most of the Andes mint candy, setting a few candies aside to decorate the top of the cookies.

Overhead view of chocolate cookie dough with Andes mints in it.

Step Four: Chill the Cookie Dough

After all the candy is mixed in, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator. Allow the cookie dough to chill for at least one hour.

Step Five: Bake the Andes Cookies

Using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon, form the dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly press the extra mint candy into the top of each cookie, then place the baking sheet in the oven to cook for 10 to 12 minutes. When the cookies are finished baking, remove the pan from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Overhead view of Andes Mint cookies on a cooling rack.

How Do You Store Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies?

After baking your cookies, you can keep them at room temperature for up to five days. Ensure your cookies have cooled completely, then transfer them to an airtight container to stay fresh.

You can also keep your chocolate mint cookies in the freezer for long-term storage. Arrange the cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet after completely cooled. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and allow the cookies to freeze completely. Once the cookies are frozen solid, transfer them to a freezer bag for storage. You can store the baked cookies in the freezer for up to three months.

To thaw your cookies, transfer them to the refrigerator to unfreeze overnight or place them on the counter and allow them to rest at room temperature for around 30 minutes.

Andes chocolate mint cookies with a Mason jag glass full of milk.

Is Andes Peppermint or Spearmint?

Traditional Andes mints (in the green wrapper) are made with spearmint flavoring, which offers a slightly milder mint flavor than classic peppermint. 

But if you want your cookies to have a peppermint flavor, you can swap the green packaged Andes mints for Andes peppermint candies (in the red package) instead.

Are Andes Baking Chips the Same as Andes Mints?

Yes! In fact, if you want to cut down on your prep work, you can easily swap out the finely chopped Andes mints for Andes baking chips. They both feature the same classic spearmint flavor, making the baking chips an easy substitution in your cookie recipe.

Overhead view of Mint chocolate cookies.

Can I Make Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies Ahead of Time?

These cookies are perfect for preparing ahead of time because both the cookie dough and the cookies can be kept in the refrigerator or freezer until you’re ready to serve them.

That means you have two options for making your cookies in advance:

  • Prepare the dough. Make the dough according to the recipe instructions, then cover it and store it in the refrigerator for up to two days. Or transfer the prepared dough to a freezer bag and keep it in the freezer for up to one month.
  • Bake the cookies. Once the cookies are prepared, they can be kept in an airtight container for up to four days or in the freezer for up to three months.

Overhead view of chocolate mint cookies

Overhead view of chocolate mint cookies

Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies

Deliciously festive Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies for your holiday baking! These flavorful brownie cookies are perfect for cookie exchanges and a quick treat on chilly winter days. Try them out and satisfy your craving for mint and chocolate today!
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Baked Goods
Keyword: Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 209kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat together the sugar and butter in a large bowl until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the melted chocolate and beat to combine.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each addition.
  • Add the vanilla extract and beat until mixed.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Fold in the chopped mints.
  • Cover the bowl and chill the dough for at least one hour.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and place the dough balls on the lined baking sheet, leaving at least one inch between each cookie for spreading.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes, then allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 268IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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