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How to Make Chocolate Mint Cookies

Crisp around the edges and soft and chewy in the middle, these chocolate mint cookies are sure to become a family favorite!

Christmas time means time for sweet treats. And nothing says Christmas quite like the taste of mint. Soft and chewy, these chocolate mint cookies are sure to become a family favorite!

view of chocolate mint cookies on a Christmas plate

Today is my husband, Andy’s birthday, and these cookies are one of his favorites. When he was just a little boy, growing up, his grandmother used to give him Andes Candies whenever he visited her. When he tastes these sweet treats, it brings back memories of his childhood with his grandmother.

Let’s get started! (For the full recipe, just scroll down.)

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For these Chocolate Mint Cookies, you will need:

Directions:

  • Begin by melting butter in a saucepan with brown sugar and water over low to medium heat.  Stir in a bag of chocolate chips and set aside to cool.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • When the chocolate mixture is cooled, beat in eggs and mint extract. Just a little extract will give the chocolate a minty flavor. Add the flour mixture and mix. Cover the dough and refrigerate for an hour.
  • After dough has chilled, scoop and roll it into balls…about the size of a ping pong ball. Place these on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 8 – 9 minutes.  You want the cookies to be firm, yet soft in the middle.
  • Now comes the fun part. My daughter used to love to help with this part. Unwrap the Andes Candies and break them in half. You will only need about 24 candies for this recipe, so you will have a couple left to eat. 🙂
  • Place a half of candy on top of each cookie and allow it to melt. To help it along, you may pop the cookie sheet back into the warm oven for a few seconds.
  • With the back of a teaspoon, spread the chocolate candy on top of the cookie.
  • Allow each tray of cookies to cool and the chocolate to completely harden before stacking these cookies. You can also pop the cookies into the refrigerator to help harden the chocolate.
view of chocolate mint cookies on a marble counter with a mug and Christmas towel in background

Can you freeze the dough?

Yes! You can make the dough ahead. After it has chilled in the refrigerator, roll it into balls. Place the dough balls in the refrigerator for another hour. Then you may freeze it for up to three months. I like to use these freezer bags. Be sure to label the date.

Just let the dough thaw for about 30 minutes at room temperature before baking.

Baking Tips:

Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They should stay fresh for about 4 days.

When making these cookies, you do need to plan ahead as the dough needs to chill for about an hour before baking.

view of chocolate mint cookies on a Christmas plate

Crisp around the edges, but soft and chewy in the middle, these cookies are absolutely delicious.

I hope you and your family are enjoying a beautiful holiday season!  What are some of your favorite sweet treats to make?

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you give these cookies a try! I would love to connect with you on FacebookInstagramPinterest, or here on the blog! 

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view of chocolate mint cookies on a Christmas plate

Chocolate Mint Cookie

Crisp around the edges and soft and chewy in the middle, these chocolate mint cookies are sure to become a family favorite!
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Servings 48 cookies

Equipment

  • 1 mixer hand or stand mixer
  • 1 saucepan
  • sifter
  • cookie sheet
  • parchmment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cups butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp mint extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 24 chocolate mint candies halved

Instructions
 

  • Begin by melting butter in a saucepan with brown sugar and water over low to medium heat. 
  • Stir in a bag of chocolate chips and set aside to cool.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.
  • When the chocolate mixture is cooled, beat in eggs and mint extract. Just a little extract will give the chocolate a minty flavor. 
  • Add the flour mixture and mix. Cover the dough and refrigerate for an hour.
  • After dough has chilled, scoop and roll it into balls…about the size of a ping pong ball. 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place these on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 8 – 9 minutes. You want the cookies to be firm, yet soft in the middle.
  • Unwrap the Andes Candies and break them in half. You will only need about 24 candies for this recipe. Place a half of candy on top of each cookie and allow it to melt. To help it along, you may pop the cookie sheet back into the warm oven for a few seconds. With the back of a teaspoon, spread the chocolate candy on top of the cookie.
  • Allow each tray of cookies to cool and the chocolate to completely harden before stacking these cookies. You can also pop the cookies into the refrigerator to help harden the chocolate.

Notes

Tips:
When making these cookies, you do need to plan ahead as the dough needs to chill for about an hour before baking.
Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They should stay fresh for about 4 days.
 
Keyword Andes Candy Cookies, chocolate mint cookies, Christmas cookies, cookies

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16 Comments

  1. My mom makes something similar with the hershey peppermint kisses. Love these cookies & anything peppermint.

  2. The addition of the mint candy makes these special for Christmas, yet easy to make. These look simple and delicious.

  3. Chocolate and mint is such a perfect combination, especially this time of year. These look fabulous!

  4. The cookies look so good, and easier to make than I thought. Peppermint screams Christmas time so this is the perfect recipe for this time of year.

  5. OMG, these are like Christmas perfection! I’m totally adding this recipe to my list to make

  6. Mint is my favorite Christmas flavor, thanks for the recipe.

  7. Yummm…Yes please! These look delicious and like the perfect pairing for hot chocolate for Christmas and the whole winter season!

    1. Thank you so much, Janet! They are definitely a family favorite. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Merry Christmas, my friend! xo

  8. 5 stars
    Sounds delicious, Lynne! I love the chocolate mint combo, especially at Christmas. Pinning!

    1. Thank you so much, Crissy! These cookies definitely taste like Christmas! Wishing you and your family a beautiful holiday. Merry Christmas! xo

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