Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Melt in your mouth chocolate mint cookies recipe with Andes mints, butter, and chocolate. Jump to the Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.

Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies Recipe

These mint chocolate cookies are a cross between a cookie and brownie. They’re so tender, they just melt away in your mouth. We just love them.

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How to Make Mint Chocolate Cookies

Andes mint chocolates star in this cookie recipe. First, we add them to the batter. Then we melt them into a mint chocolate glaze, and finally we crumble more mints on top.

How to Make Mint Chocolate Cookies

To make the batter, you will need to combine eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a stand mixer, fitted with whisk attachment and beat on medium speed for about 15 minutes. I know it seems a long time, but it is this extra beating that makes these cookies almost brownie-like.

You are technically beating the eggs to what’s called the ribbon stage. This just means that when you pull the beater out of the batter, it looks glossy and the batter slowly falls back into itself — just like a ribbon. This mixture is combined with flour and chocolate then we bake until the cookies are puffed and slightly cracked on top. After cooling, we spoon mint chocolate glaze on top and finish with the crumbled mints.

Chocolate Glaze

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Recipe updated, originally posted November 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne

Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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To make the batter, you will need to combine eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a stand mixer, fitted with whisk attachment and beat on medium speed for about 15 minutes. I know it seems a long time, but it is this extra beating that makes these cookies almost brownie-like.

Makes approximately 18 cookies

You Will Need

Cookies

10 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 ounces chopped Andes mints or Andes baking chips (about 1/3 cup)

2 large eggs

1/3 cup (65 grams) granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup (30 grams) all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Mint Chocolate Topping

2 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 1/2 ounces chopped Andes mints or of Andes baking chips (about 1/4 cup), plus more for topping cookies

Directions

  • Make Batter
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.

    Combine the 10 ounces of chopped semisweet chocolate and 3 tablespoons of butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds, stir then microwave for another 20 seconds. Repeat this process until the chocolate and butter have melted. This takes 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the chopped Andes mints until melted. The heat from the chocolate and butter should be enough to melt the Andes mints, if they do not melt, place back into the microwave for 20 seconds to help melt.

    Combine eggs, sugar, and the vanilla extract in a stand mixer, fitted with whisk attachment. Beat on medium speed for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, the eggs should be pale yellow, thickened, and glossy. At this point, the eggs and sugar will be at the ribbon stage. This means when you pull the beater out of the mixture the mixture will slowly fall back into itself, looking like a ribbon. If the eggs and sugar do not look this way, continue to beat until they do.Step 1

    Place a sifter over chocolate mixture then add the flour and baking powder. Sift over chocolate. Gently stir the sifted flour and baking powder into the chocolate. Gently fold in the beaten egg and sugar.

    • Bake Cookies
    • Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the cookie batter onto the lined baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.Step 2

      Bake until the cookies have puffed and cracked on top, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely on baking sheet. As the cookies cool, they will deflate a little.

      • To Finish
      • When the cookies have cooled, make the chocolate glaze. To make glaze, combine chocolate and 1 tablespoon of butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds, stir then microwave for another 20 seconds. Repeat this process until the chocolate and butter have melted. (This takes about a minute). Stir in the Andes mints then spoon about 1 teaspoon of glaze onto each cookie and spread into a thin layer. Top with crumbled mints.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Recipe adapted and inspired by Donna Hay.

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AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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23 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Carrie December 24, 2012, 11:13 am

    Thank you so much for the recipe, Joanne and Adam! I just finished my batch and they turned out lovely and scrumptious. The extra information about the “ribbon stage” was very helpful. These are labor-intensive but worth the effort. I will add this recipe to my “Christmas cookies I make every year” list. I topped them with crushed candy cane which makes them very pretty.
    Merry Christmas!

    Reply
    • Joanne December 27, 2012, 1:03 pm

      Wonderful! We love the addition of crushed candy canes. So smart!

      Reply
  • sally @ sallys baking addiction December 12, 2012, 10:36 pm

    Wow. Just wow! I am just realizing that you linked up to my cookies in your post and I am SO glad I found this cookie recipe – I adore chocolate and mint together and cookies are my very favorite treat. These look incredible! And what lovely photos. 🙂

    Reply
  • Carrie December 12, 2012, 4:33 pm

    Question: Ingredients states 10 oz semi-sweet chocolate for cookies and 2 oz semi-sweet chocolate for glaze. Method references 7 oz semisweet chocolate for cookies and bittersweet chocolate for glaze. Please clarify – I am anxious to give these a try!

    Reply
    • Adam December 12, 2012, 5:18 pm

      Hi there – Sorry about that! It is 10 ounces, not 7 ounces. We have fixed the recipe.

      Reply
      • Carrie December 12, 2012, 5:29 pm

        And for the glaze, is it 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate or bittersweet?

        Reply
        • Joanne December 13, 2012, 11:12 am

          We used semi-sweet chocolate for the glaze.

          Reply
  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef November 9, 2012, 6:01 pm

    I’ll have to import some Andes mints because these cookies look too delicious not to have a bite.

    Reply
  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious November 6, 2012, 12:16 am

    I’m so glad you left with these mints because these are to die for! I’ve always wanted to bake with them but just never got around to it but now I will make it my mission to make these over the weekend!

    Reply
  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar November 2, 2012, 9:32 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look soooo delicious!

    Reply
  • carrian November 2, 2012, 4:31 pm

    These look delicious!

    Reply
  • Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} November 2, 2012, 2:36 pm

    Looooove Andes mints! Super cute cookie idea! 🙂

    Reply
  • thelittleloaf November 2, 2012, 9:28 am

    Just discovered your lovely blog and am feeling very hungry! Now need to lay my hands on some of those Andes mints…

    Reply
  • Spencer November 1, 2012, 9:49 pm

    Looks amazing! I would love to try some.

    Reply

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