andes mint chocolate chip cookies.

the combo of mint and chocolate is most definitely one of my favorite flavor combinations. obviously can’t compete with my go-to chocolate and peanut butter, but that’s another story. honestly what is better than chocolate and peanut butter??! ok, i digress…

anyway. ever since i made my york peppermint patty chocolate chip cookie bars over christmas time, i’ve been wanting to make another sweet treat with the same flavors.  i stumbled upon beth’s mint chocolate chip cookies and tweaked the recipe a bit to bake up, what i am almost 100% convinced, is my favorite cookie to date.

the cookie base is essentially a regular chocolate chip cookie recipe, but i subbed 1/2 of the chocolate chips for andes mint baking chips.  these cookies are FULL of mint and chocolate flavor.  just wait until you sneak a taste of the raw cookie dough… (i know, i know. i couldn’t resist!)

note: if you can’t find andes mint chocolate baking chips in a store near you, you may simply chop up some andes mint bars and throw them in instead.

give these a try, you will NOT be disappointed!

INGREDIENTS

(categorized under Cookies)

adapted from eat.drink.smile

makes 3 dozen cookies

  • 1 stick butter, softened to room temp
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Andes mint baking chips (OR 1 cup chopped andes mint bars)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the butter and both sugars together on medium speed until light and creamy.  Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add the vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (except for the andes mint chips and chocolate chips) and add to the butter mixture until just combined. Mix in the Andes chips & chocolate chips. Dough will be sticky, so chill for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoon-fuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until sides begin to brown. Cool completely on a wire rack and enjoy!

ps- i think you’ll enjoy these treats too ;)

peppermint patty chocolate chip cookie bars

peppermint patty chocolate chip cookie bars

vanilla cupcakes for two

vanilla cupcakes for two

funfetti cake batter chocolate chip cookies

funfetti cake batter chocolate chip cookies

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Comments

  1. I haven’t seen the Andes baking chips. I’ll have to look for them. Sounds like a great cookie.

  2. What a bold addition to chocolate chip cookies; as mint tends to be quite a repellent to some people:p However, your cookies turned out so great 😉

  3. Yummm! I can’t believe I never thought to do this before, so sweet, so simple, so creative.

  4. I love the Andes baking chips! I had some of the white peppermint ones over Christmas – absolutely divine! The cookies look incredibly yummy! They wouldn’t last long in my house.

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