Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total: 32 minutes

Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies are an easy 4 ingredient cookie recipe that you can make when you want a rich, decadent chocolate and mint cookie. Perfect for any mint chocolate lover.

Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies stacked on a white dish.

Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies are a combination of a chocolate covered sugar cookie and a rich Andes creme de menthe candy. These easy cookies are wonderful for Christmas or other holidays.

However, they are so easy, you can make them any night of the week. Andes candies are of course named after their creator, Andy, find out more at Snack History.


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What We Love About This Andes Mint Cookies Recipe

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and of course, food. One of the best things about the holiday season is all of the delicious cookies that come out of the oven. Andes Mint Cookies are a favorite among many, and for good reason. These soft and chewy chocolate cookies are topped with an Andes Mint that melts into the cookie, creating a divine chocolate mint frosting. The perfect cookies for the holiday season!

  • 10 Minute Prep: Everything you need to make the cookie dough except for a few additional ingredients. Just add room temperature butter and an egg.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only 4 simple ingredients and so easy just mix, drop and bake for a chewy ,delicious cookie.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with chocolate cookie mix for a chocolate Andes mint cookies or Andes mint pieces.
A cookie tray of the treat. Candies are sprinkled around.

Ingredient Notes

  • Sugar Cookie Mix: This has all the dry ingredients in the package, flour, salt, baking soda etc. A refrigerated premade cookie dough can also be used.
Candies, flour sugar etc.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Chips – Semi-sweet, dark or even white chocolate chips.
  • Low Sugar Mix – Try a low calorie cookie mix such as Good Dees Sugar Cookie Mix.
  • Melts: Replace the chocolate chips with chocolate melts.

How to Make Mint Christmas Cookies

These are the basic steps for making Andres Mint Cookies. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Making the cookie dough.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven and prepare the baking sheet by adding parchment paper or a silicone cookie mat.

STEP 2: DOUGH

Prepare the cookie mixture according to package directions. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 15 minutes.

STEP 3: BAKE

Flatten one tablespoon of the chilled cookie dough into a disc. Place the mint candy in the center and wrap the dough around the candy until it’s completely covered with cookie dough. Place on a prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart, and bake for 7-9 minutes, or until cookies are set.  Cool on a wire rack.

Forming the cookie and decorating.

STEP 4: TOP

Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave, stir every 15 seconds. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the cookies.

Prep and Storage Tips about Andes Mint Cookies

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can prepare the cookie dough a day or two in advance and keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the baked cookies in an airtight container at room temperature or keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze the cookies in an airtight container or a freezer bag for up to six months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Frequently Asked Questions about 4 Ingredient Cookies

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE TASTIER?

Add a little vanilla extract or even a little peppermint extract.

CAN I ADD THE CHOCOLATE CHIPS TO THE COOKIE?

Of course, you can add chocolate chips to the mint chocolate chip cookies or use a dark chocolate chip for the top.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Yes, having a cookie exchange or a large party? You can double or even triple the cookies.

CAN I MAKE THESE COOKIES INTO BARS?

Absolutely, you can form the dough into an 8×8 pan and create a mint brownie.

A close up on the stack of Andes Mint Cookies.

Expert Tips for Making This Andes Mint Recipes

  • Add Nuts: Try adding some walnuts or pecans to the cookies.
  • Short cut tip: Use the Andes chips in the cookies,
  • Variation tip: Try adding food coloring to make the cookies green.
  • Alternate ingredient:: A few drops of mint extract really ups the minty flavor.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Bake the cookies in the air fryer. Cook at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. It does not effect the texture or taste.
  • Make your own Dough: Have time? Make your own. It is easy and super tasty.

What to Serve with Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies

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Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies
5 from 1 vote

Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 18 cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total: 32 minutes
Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies are an easy 4 ingredient cookie recipe that you can make when you want a rich, decadent chocolate and mint cookie. Perfect for any mint chocolate lover.
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Ingredients

  • 17.5 ounces sugar cookie mix, Plus ingredients to make cookies
  • 45 Andes mint candies, unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Prepare the cookie mix according to package directions. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 15 minutes.
  • Flatten one tablespoon of the chilled cookie dough into a disc. Place the mint candy in the center and wrap the dough around the candy until it’s completely covered with cookie dough.
  • Place on a baking sheet, 2 inches apart, and bake for 7-9 minutes, or until cookies are set.
  • Allow to cook for 2 minuets before removing to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • While the cookies are cooling, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 15 seconds.
  • Drizzle melted chocolate over the tops of the cookies.
  • Pat a scant tablespoonful of dough in a thin layer around each mint candy. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.

Expert Tips

  • Add Nuts: Try adding some walnuts or pecans to the cookies.
  • Short cut tip: Use the Andes chips in the cookies,
  • Variation tip: Try adding food coloring to make the cookies green.
  • Alternate ingredient:: A few drops of mint extract really ups the minty flavor.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Bake the cookies in the air fryer. Cook at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. It does not effect the texture or taste.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, cookies, mint

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25 thoughts on “Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies”

    • They sure did! The TOH bakers, whipped up a batch and then their food stylists made them look gorgeous for their photo close up! Mine definitely don’t look that perfect! 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon!

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  1. YUM! Thanks for linking up Tip Day Thursday. Please feel free to link up anytime. I can’t wait to see what else you’ve got up your sleeve.

    Wendy
    Around My Family Table

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  2. wow, that’s great—congratulations! also, thanks for sharing it with us, i think its something i can do especially for beginners like me…looks yummy! have a great week! 🙂

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  3. Your candy sounds delicious. It is a treat to have your recipe appear in their magazines. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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  4. I love anything minty so those sound delicious! I hope you will consider coming back on Saturday and linking up to our Cookie Exchange! Thanks so much for joining Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  5. pretty darn cool! this is a great recipe and perfect for christmas treats.thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club

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  6. How exciting!! Love the tried and true recipes 🙂 These cookies look like the perfect accompaniment to a cup of hot cocoa!!

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  7. Hi christina, no matter how long ago it happened, getting a recipe published is an awesome culinary feet! I thank you for linking this to the hearth and soul hop this week, but could you please place a link back to the hop so more folks can share in the fun? Thanks so much. Alex

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    • Thanks for the kind words, Alex! I wanted to let you know that there is a link back to A Moderate Life in my blog roll (it’s the first link there). I just checked my stats and it seems like quite a few people have clicked back to your blog from It’s A Keeper. Thanks for hosting such a fun blog hop! Christina

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  8. How fun to have it be in a magazine! They sure look yummy in the picture. Thanks for giving us a heads up for Valentines Day, it will come fast and these cookies would be perfect.

    Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

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  9. Too cool! It’s so amazing that one of your originals was published in a National Magazine! Wait til your next cookbook comes out!

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