Andes Crème de Menthe Chocolate Cookies

by Erin

Your favorite Andres Creme de Menthe after dinner mint chocolate is now in cookie form.

I know what you’re thinking. “Erin, why did you bake cookies with mint in them when you don’t even like desserts with mint?”. Unfortunately I don’t have much of an excuse other than seeing these baking chips and feeling the need to make something with them for the holidays. Which turned out great because I made these cookies for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, organized by Lindsay (Love & Olive Oil) and Julie (The Little Kitchen)!

But seriously, I actually liked these cookies even though I would never crave a giant version of it, or even seconds of the smaller versions. I tend to prefer cookies that I want to stuff into my face as fast as possible, but these were a nice change from all of the other cookies being born in my kitchen lately. And I will admit I enjoy a small piece of Andes at the end of a meal. Sometimes.

Unfortunately, I did not check to make sure I got a decent picture before shipping them off. The lighting just isn’t right, but hopefully you will be too distracted by my tree in the background!?

The lucky three who got these cookies in their mailboxes were Allison (Allison Eats), Alayana (Pink Apron Baker), and Jessica (My Baking Heart). Hope you enjoy them! And a big thank you to Stacey (Boston Sweetie), Catherine (Munchie Musings), and Stephanie (Okie Dokie Artichokie) for the cookies they sent to me. The cookies were all incredibly delicious and cannot wait to snag the recipes!

If you missed out this year, be sure to sign up for updates for next year HERE!


Makes approximately 3 dozen two-inch cookies


1 cup (2 sticks) cold, unsalted butter, cubed

1-1/4 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1/2 cup cocoa powder

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp coarse salt

1 tsp baking powder

1-10 oz. bag Andes creme de menthe baking chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar.  Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.  Blend in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed.  Mix in the cocoa powder until well blended.  Add the flour, salt and baking powder to the bowl and mix on low speed just until incorporated.  Fold in the Andes chips with a spatula.  Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead briefly by hand to be sure the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Roll walnut sized portions of dough into a ball and flatten just slightly into a disc.  Place on the prepared baking sheets, a few inches apart.  Bake 8-10 minutes.  Let cool on the baking sheets 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Source: Adapted from My Baking Addiction, originally from Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives.

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Kristy Lynn @ Gastronomical Sovereignty December 17, 2011 - 12:07 pm

Erin! We made the same cookies! We should be friends. Obviously. ;)

Unlike you though, I ended up making a second batch and I ate almost all of them. And then my pant size grew about 5 times larger than it was pre-cookie-debacle.

spiffycookie December 17, 2011 - 7:54 pm

Hahhaha yea it’s not hard for me to resist minty cookies.

Erin December 16, 2011 - 8:25 am

These look really good! My husband is a huge fan of chocolate and mint (and I am slowly coming around to it)…these would be perfect for him!

vanillasugarblog December 14, 2011 - 10:15 am

oh i love those darn thin mints! i swear i buy a box of them and then in a couple hours they are gone!

alex December 13, 2011 - 6:02 pm

yum, yum, yum. I would be all over these

Jennifer @ Mother Thyme December 12, 2011 - 10:22 pm

I love Andes candies and never had them incorporated in a cookie before. I bet these are delicious! What a great idea!

Vicki @ WITK December 12, 2011 - 9:00 pm

You had me at Andes, love them!!! That reminds me that I have to buy a package, they will go well with my mint M&M’s! :) We’ll see how many of them make it into the cookies!

Tracey December 12, 2011 - 8:32 pm

I love the chocolate and mint combo, I would have been so psyched to receive these in the mail!

Liz @ Southern Charm December 12, 2011 - 4:16 pm

Oh! I’m loving those cookies you sent. What lucky matches!!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray December 12, 2011 - 1:17 pm

I’m the same way with minty things! Maybe if I used more mint I’d be able to stop stuffing my face with baked goods. Hmm… ;)

spiffycookie December 12, 2011 - 1:31 pm

If all desserts had mint in them, I would be very depressed and would never have to work out ever again.

Janet@FCTC December 12, 2011 - 12:50 pm

oooo, this is one of my husbands favorite Christmas style cookies. If I don’t make this every year, he pouts for days :-p. Yours look fantastic Erin!

amanda @ fake ginger December 12, 2011 - 12:34 pm

I’m not a huge mint fan either but I do love those little Andes baking bits! These look delicious!

spiffycookie December 12, 2011 - 12:54 pm

Thank goodness I’m not alone haha

Steph@stephsbitebybite December 12, 2011 - 12:27 pm

This sounds so fun! Wish I had known about it! I gotta make sure to sign up next year! Mmmmm….mint cookies!!!

spiffycookie December 12, 2011 - 12:53 pm

I included a link in my post to sign up to receive info when they set it up for next year. Click it!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet December 12, 2011 - 11:48 am

Oh we were so on the same page! These look delish!

spiffycookie December 12, 2011 - 11:49 am

We totally were!

Elizabeth December 12, 2011 - 10:05 am

These look delicious! Feel free to share your recipe with the fans on the U.S. Postal Service Facebook Page!

Carrie December 12, 2011 - 9:33 am

I did an Andes cookie for the swap as well =) yours look yummy!

Stephanie @ okie dokie artichokie December 12, 2011 - 8:23 am

Erin, what gorgeous and tasty cookies! I’m totally craving a batch of these mint chocolate chip cookies now. Sounds so good. It was so much fun baking and sending cookies your way. Can’t wait to do it again next year!

spiffycookie December 12, 2011 - 9:35 am

Thank you! And I thoroughly enjoyed receiving and eating your cookies!


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