Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies are rich, minty and perfect for the winter season! The Andes mints are a refreshing topping for these easy chocolate cookies!
Chocolate and mint might just be my all-time dessert flavor pairing. More than chocolate and peanut butter…which is saying a lot. Growing up, mint chocolate chip ice cream was my favorite and today bringing it full circle with these crazy good cookies! Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies are loaded with chocolate flavor and just the right touch of mint. These easy chocolate cookies are great all by themselves (you, know if you run out of mints because you just couldn’t wait), but topped with an Andes mint make them perfect for the holidays.
I originally received this recipe from Jenn of Endlessly Inspired for a Christmas cookie exchange. You might remember Jenn for her super cute Plastic Pumpkin Bucket Makeover. Well, Jenn sent me this fabulous recipe and we’ve been loving it ever since. I almost never start a cookie dough on the stove top, so this recipe was definitely a change of pace. The dough was very easy to handle and tasted really good. My kids were happy to help and make sure the chocolate chips were up to their standards. If you want to up the mint flavor in these cookies, you can add 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the chocolate cookie dough.
I really loved the idea of using an Andes mint as the frosting for these cookies. I think they give just the right amount of mint flavor. That being said, I would use whole mints instead of half a mint next time, just to really get the candy into all the nooks and crannies on top of the cookie. I really like Andes mints so having more is never a bad thing. Just be sure to let these cookies set up before stacking them up on a plate. The recipe makes a whole bunch, so don’t be shy. Share the love and watch these Christmas cookies become everyone’s new favorite!