Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies

Desserts  |  Published Dec 21, 2020  |  Updated Apr 8, 2021  |  By Tawnie

a chocolate cookie with an Andes mint on top

These Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies are my latest obsession!

They remind me of my favorite fudgy brownie and a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie combined. It’s a pretty magical flavor combination.

These Andes Mint Cookies are prepared in a different method compared to most of the other cookies recipes here on Kroll’s Korner. But don’t worry – it’s just as easy!

Speaking of other cookie recipes, you should try my famous chocolate chip cookies and chocolate crinkle cookies if you haven’t yet. 🍪

a chocolate cookie with an Andes mint on top

If I am being honest, I think you’re going to go crazy for these cookies! They are decadent and rich but it’s so hard to put them down. Betcha can’t just have one bite! 😉

The Andes mint on top with flaky sea salt is totally non negotiable in my opinion. It really adds a lot of flavor to these cookies; it’s quite literally the perfect finishing touch. YUM.

Ingredients you will need

ingredients needed for chocolate mint cookies
  • All-Purpose Flour: use a gluten free flour 1-1 if needed.
  • Espresso Powder – It’s like a bakers secret weapon! Espresso powder enhances and intensifies the chocolate flavor in these cookies.
  • Corn starch: helps make the cookies chewy
  • Baking Powder: be sure your baking powder isn’t expired! Always important to check expiration dates when baking
a chocolate cookie with an Andes mint on top
  • Andes Mints – you’ll need 24 mints, or ~ 4oz. in the cookies. Plus, a few extra to place on top of the cookies once they’ve cooled.
  • Chocolate chips (milk chocolate, semi-sweet, or dark)
  • Eggs, room temperature
  • Flaky Sea Salt – Maldon salt takes the flavor of the cookies from flat to robust. Trust me on this!

Step by Step Directions

step by step photos making chocolate mint cookies
  1. Mix together the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the chocolate chips, Andes mints and butter. Stir just until ingredients are melted and be careful to watch so chocolate doesn’t burn. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract and cool.
  3. Beat the eggs and sugars in a stand mixer for 3-4 minutes or until thick and pale in color.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the cooled chocolate mixture until well combined.
  5. Add in the flour mixture and fold until combined, avoid over-mixing. Dough will look shiny.
  6. Chill cookie dough in fridge for at least 10 minutes so batter can thicken and look more like cookie dough. (Chilling the dough will also help the cookies bake up thicker & help prevent spreading)
  7. Scoop batter using a cookie scoop so cookies come out even in size. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. (Will make ~8-10 cookies, depending on size scoop you use).
  8. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, press an Andes mint in the center and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.

Cookie Tips and Q&A for Andes Mint Cookies

  • The cookies will spread if you don’t allow the batter to rest. It will look very wet, shiny, and almost gooey at first. Allowing the batter to chill in the fridge for just 10 minutes gives the dough a chance to firm up and act more like a cookie dough.
  • Cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Store cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  • Cookies will look gooey when you pull them out, but once they cool they will firm up and be perfect!
  • When melting the chocolate, Andes mints and butter watch it carefully so they chocolate doesn’t burn.
a chocolate cookie with an Andes mint on top

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Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies

These Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies are super soft, chewy, fudgy and full of mint and chocolate flavor in every bite!
4.93 from 13 reviews
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour spooned and leveled
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. espresso powder (optional, but recommended)
  • 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 oz. Andes Mints (about 24 mints) plus extra for placing on top of cookies
  • 4 oz. chocolate chips (about 1/2 cup) milk, semi-sweet or dark
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed (light or dark)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • flaky sea salt (for garnish)
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Instructions

  • Combine dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl: flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and espresso powder. Whisk and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the chocolate chips, Andes mints and butter. Stir just until ingredients are melted and be careful to watch so chocolate doesn't burn. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract and cool.
  • Using a stand-mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the eggs and sugars for 3-4 minutes or until thick and pale in color.
  • Using a rubber spatula, stir in the cooled chocolate mixture until well combined.
  • Add in the flour mixture and fold until combined, avoid over-mixing. Dough will look shiny.
  • Chill cookie dough in fridge for at least 10 minutes so batter can thicken and look more like cookie dough. (Chilling the dough will also help the cookies bake up thicker & help prevent spreading). Preheat oven to 350°F while dough chills.
  • Scoop batter using a cookie scoop so cookies come out even in size and place on a baking sheet or cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. (Will make ~8-10 cookies, depending on size scoop you use).
  • Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, press an Andes mint in the center and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Enjoy!

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Notes

If you press the Andes mint on cookies while still warm, it will melt. If that’s what you want, then go for it! 😊 However, I recommend allowing cookies to cool and pressing the mint in the gooey center. 
 
Be sure to chill batter in fridge for at least 10 minutes to prevent spreading. 
 
Recipe inspired by Gimme Some Oven Chocolate Brownie Cookies.
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H
8 months ago

Used the Andes chips instead of the whole chocolates. Brought to work and everyone loved them. Thanks for a great recipe.

Love that you added some espresso powder to bring out the chocolate flavor!

Luci
9 months ago

Yum! I love these mint cookies! They are so chewy and chocolatey! I think this is my new favorite cookie.

Katie
9 months ago

Looks so good! I can’t wait to try this one with my family!

Nathan
9 months ago

You had me at mint and chocolate, but the description of a brownie mixed with a Thin Mint really sold me! Can’t wait to try these out!

Chenée Lewis
9 months ago

These look so amazing and fudgy — and I LOVE chocolate and mint together so I have to try these!

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