Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies

In one of my recent forays in cooking I discovered the recipe for Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies.  I’m trying not to overdo it here, but they were probably the most scrumptious cookies I’ve ever made.  The texture was perfect — crisp at first bite and then chewy.  The Andes mint candy melted on top of each one took the whole thing to another level of scrumptiousness.

The actual recipe calls for regular chocolate chips in the cookie dough, but I made a half and half mixture of 1 cup – milk chocolate chips and 1 cup – Andes Mint Baking Pieces (found in the baking isle at our local Super Target) – you can also just chop up a bunch of regular Andes mints (it’s the same thing).  It was a great addition.  I also played around with proportions and made some smaller sandwich versions that turned out great.

I think that they would make such a nice little gifts to give around the Holidays (great for teachers, postal workers, cookie exchanges, etc).  To make them I just rolled balls of dough that were about the size of a large grape, baked them on my cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and reduced the time to about 7 minutes (your oven may work differently, so keep a close eye on them).  As soon as they came out I turned half of them over with a spatula (so the pretty side was face down, and placed a whole Andes Mint Candy on top (following the same procedure as seen in the original recipe).  After the mints had melted down (about 4 minutes) I placed the remaining cookie on top and pressed down lightly to complete the “sandwich.”  In my version I only used half of a mint and it didn’t really peek out between the layers like I would have liked.  So if you end up making these guys, be sure to use a full mint or even two.

I would love to know how you like these if you make them.  It will be like a virtual cookie party.  xo Ez

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37 Comments

  1. Michelle / / Reply

    The glass of milk in this post is so cute! Do you know the source?

  2. Ez / / Reply

    Thanks for your comments lovelies!
    @ Michelle – The glass was found at a thrift store a few years ago. The opposite side of the glass features a little boy. There are no manufacturer markings unfortunately, so I'm not even sure how one would go about tracking another one down. I wish I could be of more help. ox

  3. Ez / / Reply

    Hehe..I'm totally one of those people too Alison! You are going to LOVE these cookies! xo

  4. Nicole* / / Reply

    so i have a friend who looooooves york peppermint patties. and her birthday is coming up! do you think i could make these with those instead of andes mints?

  5. lauren / / Reply

    The photos look good enough to eat…and thanks for the idea–will try it out in near future! Best wishes

  6. Ez / / Reply

    @ Nicole* – I think that if you just used regular chocolate chips for the dough and added about 1/8 – 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract to it it might work (you could also just make the cookies without any mint flavor – like the original recipe). I'm not sure how the York patties would melt down on top, but I'm sure they would be delicious. Be sure to let us know how they turn out if you give it a try.
    xo Ez

  7. Sara / / Reply

    Oh my goodness, I read this post on my phone while I was at work and needed a cookie immediately! If it weren't so hot I'd probably make these right this moment. Unfortunately I just can't bear the thought of turning on the oven!

  8. Ez / / Reply

    Thanks for your great comments everyone! You guys are the best!
    @ Sara – I'm not sure if it would be much better, but the first portion of this recipe takes place on the stovetop (melting down the chocolate and mixing it all together) and then it has to cool in the fridge for at least an hour. You could make the dough this evening, chill them overnight, and then pop the cookies in the oven to cook early in the morning before it gets too hot outside or whenever the craving strikes! :-)

  9. Melissa de la Fuente / / Reply

    Just perfection….they look SO delicious hun & you are just an amazing stylist. I adore that sweet cup and the little sandwich "package" is the sweetest thing ever. ( literally) :) Wonderful!
    xo
    Melis

  10. jonahliza / / Reply

    these look delicious. can't wait to try them! thank you. have a fabulous (and yummy) weekend <3

  11. alexandra keller / / Reply

    sounds delicious!!!! somehow i lost your blog in my reader – i was having some crazy stuff going on with my subs. but i realized this yesterday when i wrote my last blog post – i included a little treat in a giveaway from your ol' shop, nice package. 'twas an adorable shop, Ez. i can understand why you had to close – i keep spreading myself too thin & have to reel myself back in all the time! have a wonderful weekend :)

  12. Stephanie / / Reply

    I just want to say these are lovely. As are the plates they're sitting on – which is the exact pattern of the set I received from my mother after my grandmother died.

    :)

  13. Kristine / / Reply

    These look soooo delicious! And I love how you presented them, although if I were to bake them I know there would be zero time for styling, just straight up gobbling. Lovely! (www.mysweetcheaplife.com)

  14. Vane / / Reply

    I have no idea what i did wrong, but when I tried these today, the cookies didn't look anything like yours! they were like poofy macarons! still tasted good tho, but probably not how they are supposed to

  15. mary / / Reply

    my mom makes chocolate mint cookies but they look like poo but they are really good i bet yours are better or the same.

    -mary (mimi) (age 9)

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