Sunday, December 12, 2010

~ Andes Mint Cookies ~

Let me ask you something.

Can any recipe that combines chocolate chips and Andes Mints be less than amazing?

Nope. It can't. 

This is one of my very favorite cookie recipes, but for some reason I only remember to make them at Christmas time. I like to take them to my Moms Equipped ornament/cookie exchange, while my family cries and wails, "Why do you only make good stuff when you're taking it to other moms?? Where is OUR coffee cake? Where are OUR Andes Mint cookies?"

All valid questions. 

I originally got this recipe from Becky Higgins' blog several years ago. As a side note, Becky was one of my original scrapbook heroes and I went through a phase where I talked about her like some people talk about Oprah. "You know what Becky says about that..." or "Becky showed me the coolest thing the other day..."

Yeah, Becky's my homegirl. And these cookies rock. 

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Andes Mints

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, brown sugar, and water together. Add chocolate chips and stir until completely melted. Cool for 10 minutes. Pour into a mixing bowl and beat in 2 eggs. Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt and combine with the chocolate mixture. Chill the dough for about 45 min. Roll into balls (approx 1 to 1-1/2 inches in size) flatten slightly, and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cookies should be puffed but still soft. 

When the cookies come out of oven, place an Andes mint on top of each cookie and allow to melt for a few minutes. Swirl the melted mint on the cookie to make icing and then remove to cooling rack. I usually let the cookie sit on the pan for about five to seven minutes before I take them off. Cool completely. 

I made that recipe card using The Holiday Collection from Shabby Princess, where the downloads are always free. Can't beat that price! If you want to print it, I think  you can either right click and save it to your desktop, or click on the picture and it will open in it's own window and you can print that screen.  Never really had anything on my blog to download before, so I'm not 100% on how it works. 

If you need a quick gift for a neighbor, whip up a batch of these and tie the recipe card on with a little raffia bow. I have a few other recipes that I love at Christmas and I'll be sharing them here and there over the next week. Happy Sunday!

Remodelaholic is having a recipe link party today, so I'm linking this there. 


  1. anything made with chocolate and mint is always a winning combination in my book! thanks for sharing. these look/sound super yummy - and the printable is just adorable as well! :)


  2. Oh so it's just the chocolate chips that make it a dark brown...I thought maybe it would have been cocoa powder. I LOVE the embellishments!!! It makes your blog like a piece of art. Put that in Remodleaholics recipe link which is today (sunday)!I'm still in my PJ's and should be ready for church in a few minutes. Reading your blog is so much better though.

  3. Ha! I had to laugh at your description of talking about Becky like she's your sister-in-law or something.

    Not that I've done something like that... ;)

  4. Yum!! And I just love, love, love the idea behind your blog... capturing precious memories.

  5. Thanks for sharing Kira. These cookies sounds so yummy! I'll have to give them a try. Hope you had a great weekend. :)

  6. these cookies do rock! i made them last year for the first time and i need to make them again!!!

  7. someone brought these to the cookie swap I hosted and everyone loved them (my hubby especially). She didn't leave the recipe, so I am so glad you have it on your blog. will make these for Adam soon! thanks.


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