Soft and chewy andes mint cookies are the perfect combination of chocolate chip cookies and mint cookies. Soft and chewy cookies, loaded with chocolate chips and Andes mints! These mint chocolate chip cookies will be loved by all!
Andes Mint Cookies Recipe
I love the mint and chocolate flavor combination almost as much as I love the peanut butter and chocolate combination and Andes mints have always been a favorite of mine. This chocolate mint cookies recipe made with andes mints is a family favorite. I make them every year for Christmas but they are also my go to cookie for St. Patrick’s Day because they are green! The green is optional but my whole family loves it that I make them green.
The two flavors complement each other so well and when you combine chocolate and mint in a dessert you always end up with amazing dessert. One of my first creations with mint and chocolate was my Andes mint cupcakes. They are so stinkin amazing I knew I had to come up with an Andes mints cookie recipe! These cookies are amazing and I am sure they will be your new favorite cookie!
Chewy chocolate chip cookies with chunks of andes mint pieces mixed in make the perfect soft and chewy cookies that are perfect for just because or if you are wanting to have a fun dessert for St. Patrick’s Day. These cookies also look amazing on a Christmas Cookies tray or dessert table! They are the perfect cookie to make for mint lovers!
I first made and shared this easy Andes mint cookies recipe back in like 2015. The pictures did not do the cookies justice (they look tasty but they didn’t scream EAT ME NOW, which is what a cookie photo should do). However, if you have made these chocolate and mint cookies in the past and loved them have no worries the recipe is 100% the same, just with new photos!
Mint and Chocolate Recipes
- Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting
- Mint Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies
- Peppermint Oreo Cookies
- Mint Buttercream Frosting
Tips for Making this recipe
Do NOT over bake the cookies. 18 minutes is the max amount of time that you want to cook the cookies in the oven. They will still look raw in the middle but the remanding heat from the cookie sheet will finish cooking them.
Measure Exacts. I know some may thing this goes with out saying but when you are baking chocolate chip cookies it is VERY important to be sure to follow the ingredient measurement exactly.
Space out the cookies when you put them on the baking sheet. It is important that you leave room on the baking sheet between the cookies when you put them on the tray.
Be Generous with the Andes Mints. You can do large chunks or small chunks of andes candies depending on your preference but they are the flavor of these cookies so don’t skimp! You can also use mint chocolate chips in place of the andes mints if you are unable to find Andes mints.
Can I skip the Green Food Coloring?
Yes! You can totally skip the green food coloring when you are making these cookies. When I make these cookies I tend to make them when we are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and dye them green so we have green andes mint cookies. However,skipping the food coloring you totally can, it will not change the flavor of the cookie.
This recipe calls for a stand mixer. Can I also make this recipe by hand?
Yes. You can use a large mixing bowl and a hand mixer to make these cookies instead of a stand mixer.
How to Store Your Andes Mint Cookies
The best way to store these homemade cookies is in an airtight container at room temperature. To store the cookies, let them cool completely and then place one layer in an air tight container, layer a piece of parchment paper and another layer of cookies and continue until all the cookies are in the container.
If you notice the cookies are loosing moisture, add a piece of bread to the container and it will help keep the cookies soft and the moisture in the air tight container.
Can these cookies be frozen?
Yes. You can make these andes mints cookies
ahead of time and then freeze them to enjoy later.
How to Freeze Your Andes Mint Cookies
These cookies freeze nicely for up to 3 months. Bake the cookies and allow them to cool then store baked cookies in an airtight container or in a zip close freezer bag.
Can I freeze the cookie dough?
Yes. If you want to make the dough ahead of time and then bake the cookies later you can. Make the dough and then scoop balls of dough on to a baking sheet. Put the baking sheet into the freezer and once the cookie dough is frozen store in a zip close bag in the freezer. When it is time to bake the cookies, place cookie dough balls on a baking sheet and thaw. Once thawed bake in the oven as directions say.
Andes Mint Green Cookies Ingredients
- 2.5 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened, and room temperature
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1.5 cups white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract or mint extract
- 28 Andes mints candies
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips
- 20 drops green food coloring (optional)
How to make Andes Mint Cookies
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt with a whisk.
In the bowl of your stand mixer cream together sugar and butter, about 5 minutes.
While the sugar and butter cream together, chop up the andes mints. You can do large chunks or small chunks depending on your preference.
Next, add the eggs, mint extract and food coloring if using and mix until just combined into the stand mixer.
Then add in the flour mixture and mix on low until just combined, being careful not to over mix.
With a rubber spatula stir in the chopped andes mints and chocolate chips.
Drop cookie dough by tablespoon on ungreased baking sheet or a silicone baking mat.
Bake in the preheated oven for 18 minutes.
Remove from baking sheet and place on a cookie cooling rack to cool.
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andes mint cookies
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer cream together sugar and butter, about 5 minutes.
- Add the eggs, peppermint extract and food coloring if using and mix until just combined.
- Add in flour mixture and mix on low until just combined, being careful not to over mix.
- With a rubber spatula stir in the mints and chips.
- Drop by tablespoon on ungreased cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 18 minutes.