Andes Mint Cookies

Andes Mint Cookies are a soft-baked chocolate cookie loaded with Andes Mint pieces and spread with an extra layer of mint goodness. They're amazing straight from the oven.

Andes Mint Cookies

yield:  18 COOKIES
prep time:  20 MINUTES
cook time:  10 MINUTES
total time:  30 MINUTES

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Andes mint baking pieces
  • 24 Andes mints

  1. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter until light colored. Cream in white and brown sugar. Beat in the vanilla and mint extract and the egg.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Stir into the wet ingredients. Stir in the Andes mint pieces.
  3. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the balls on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 9-11 minutes. Do not overbake or they will be crunchy.
  5. Remove them from the oven and immediately place 1 and 1/2 Andes mints on the top of the cookie. Let them sit for a minute until the mint has melted and then gently spread on the cookie with a knife. Let them cool completely before storing, Or enjoy them warm.

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