Andes Mint Cookies – chewy centers!
A perfect taste of the holidays, these Andes Mint Cookies are full of chocolate and mint goodness in every single bite!
I made these cookies on the same day that I made my coffee cookies with clove. While those coffee and clove cookies are a bit more adventurous, these Andes Mint Cookies speak to the traditionalist. A new friend of mine told me she deleted the coffee clove cookie email without even opening it. A new friend that a) not only reads my blog but also subscribes to my newsletter AND b) isn’t afraid to tell it like it is? This new friend is a keeper. Also, the first time I had her over with a group of ladies, she brought wine AND started cleaning up my kitchen for me at the end of the evening. We should all be taking notes at this point. Hopefully she doesn’t like Andes mints and will delete this email, too, so she doesn’t think I’m a crazy person. (Hi, Dawn!)
These cookies are irresistibly chewy but still crisp around the edges, thanks to a bit of cornstarch in the dough — similar to my popular M&M cookies.
These would be a welcome addition to any holiday cookie plate, or any time of year, really! I could go for one right about now, actually. Happy Baking!
More Minty Cookies:
- Peppermint Sugar Cookie Sandwiches with Chocolate Ganache Filling
- Peppermint Chocolate Sugar Cookies
- Peppermint Lofthouse Sugar Cookies
- Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
- White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies
- Homemade Thin Mint Cookies by Sally’s Baking Addiction
- Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies by Two Peas & Their Pod
Used in this recipe:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 10 ounce package Andes Creme De Menthe Baking Chips
In a bowl, mix together flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer), cream together butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes). With the mixer on low, add in egg and vanilla. Return mixer to medium and mix until incorporated. Scrape sides if needed.
With the mixer back on low, add dry ingredient mixture gradually until dough forms. Mix in Andes baking chips. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare baking sheets by lining with parchment paper or Silpat; set aside.
- Form balls from approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough. Place on baking sheet (I did 8 at a time, they do spread a bit). Bake for 11-13 minutes or until edges are just barely golden. Remove from oven and let cool for a couple of minutes on baking sheet before removing and placing on wire rack to finish cooling. Store in airtight container.
An alternative is to replace the Andes mint chips with an equal amount of chopped Andes mint candies.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 2 cookies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 51mg Sodium: 238mg Carbohydrates: 51g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 34g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
Husband’s take: He hasn’t tried these gems (yet), but I served them at a party I hosted for some girlfriends and they were a hit!
Changes I would make: None.
PS: This post is NOT sponsored! Andes are just one of my personal faves.