Andes mint cookies are the perfect combination of chocolate and mint in cookie form! These chocolate mint cookies are rich and chewy with a melted Andes mint on top and are always gobbled up very quickly.
I’ll admit it, I’ve been selfish. I’ve taken my favorite Andes mint cookies to many different parties, gatherings, and gifted them to many so people.
Everyone LOVES them! They rave about these chocolate Andes mint cookies, and then without fail they ask for the recipe (just like with my chocolate no bake cookies).
I used to be hesitant to give out the recipe, because it was our family’s tradition. I had never seen anyone else make them, and I liked that they were kind of exclusive.
Lucky for you, I’ve mended my selfish ways and am ready to share this incredible Andes mint cookies recipe!
What are Andes mint cookies?
Chocolate Andes mint cookies are chewy chocolate cookies that are made from a chocolate dough that is rolled into balls.
The chocolate cookies get baked, then an Andes mint is placed on top of the hot cookies when they are taken out of the oven.
The mints melt, and after a couple minutes they get swirled across the top of the cookie into delicious minty chocolate goodness.
The Andes mint cools on the top of the cookie, and you are left with a rich, chewy cookie that has a nice chocolate mint coating.
Or in other words, pure heaven.
What’s in these chocolate mint cookies?
These easy Andes mint cookies use pretty basic ingredients that you probably already have, except for the Andes mints.
Where can I buy the mints?
You can buy these tasty mints just about anywhere year round. Here are some of the places I’ve bought them before, and I’m sure there are more!
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They usually come in a box, but you can also find them in a bag at some of the dollar stores.
Each box costs around $2, and you will need 2 boxes to make a large batch of cookies (one mint per cookie).
Easy Andes mint cookies video tutorial
Watch the video I made below to see exactly how to make these cookies!
You can also see the step by step photos and directions and print out the recipe in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
How do I make chocolate mint cookies?
Once cool, the cookies are ready to eat!
My mom has been making these Andes mint cookies every Christmas for as long as I can remember.
Now that I’ve got children of my own, I make them every year too. They have become one of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions!
You can make this chocolate mint cookies recipe ANY time of year. Trust me, these cookies are always a hit and and are gone very quickly.
How do I store Andes mint cookies?
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Andes Mint Cookies
- 3/4 c butter
- 1 1/2 c brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp water
- 2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 c flour
- 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 boxes Andes mints (or 48 mints)
- On low heat, stir the butter, brown sugar, and water until just melted.
- Add the chocolate chips and stir until partially melted. Remove from heat, and keep stirring until chocolate is melted. Pour into a large bowl (a Kitchen Aid bowl works great), then let sit for 10 minutes until cooled slightly.
- Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add the dry ingredients, beating just until blended. Chill for one hour in the fridge.
- Take the wrappers off the Andes mints, then place the mints in a bowl.
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees and place a piece of foil on a baking sheet. Once the dough has chilled for an hour, roll the chocolate dough into balls and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove the cookies from oven, and place one mint on top of each cookie. Let the mints sit on the cookies for a minute or two to melt. Gently smooth and swirl the chocolate around in a circle on top of the cookie. Using a spatula, remove the cookies from the hot pan. Let cookies cool on a piece of wax paper.
- Once the melted chocolate has cooled, the cookies are ready to eat. Enjoy!
This post was updated in December 2020 and was originally published in December 2012.