Andes Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are a classic cookie made with a classic candy. The edges are a bit crisp but the overall cookie is perfectly chewy and filled with crème de menthe chocolate baking chips. Chocolate and mint in a chewy cookie? Sign me up!
Last week, I promised to share my favorite minty cookie. This is it.
Andes Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. They may not look as novel as my husband’s favorite, Minty Cocoa Fudge Sandwich Cookies, but they deliver on all the qualities I’m looking for in a good cookie.
If you’ve been reading along, you know the drill: chewy, a little crispy, a little soft, with enough texture to really sink your teeth into it…that’s the perfect cookie texture for me.
This is hardly a secret recipe. It’s not even a new recipe. It’s just the recipe on the back of the Andes Mint chip bag and it’s a ONE BOWL recipe!
I didn’t change a thing. If you’ve never bought a bag , you may never have heard of them.
Or, maybe you’ve made them a bunch of times so you’re already in the know. If, by chance, you haven’t heard of them and you still haven’t found your favorite minty cookie…today’s your lucky day.
If you’re a fan of peppermint patties or Andes Crème de Menthe, this is sort of the cookie form of that. It doesn’t have a creamy filling, but it’s full of chocolaty minty flavor.
Because the chips are somewhat smaller and more varied in size compared to a typical chocolate chip, they almost become one with the cookie dough.
The tiny chips permeate the entire cookie so that the batter itself tastes minty. I believe that therein lies the magic of this cookie and its wonderful flavor and texture.
In fact, I’m quite certain of it because I tried this same recipe as a chocolate chip cookie to see if it could replace my tried and true favorite, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Well, it can’t, not even close. It was worth a try though. But for a minty cookie, it’s just perfect. It’s a hundred times better than eating a peppermint patty, because it’s chewy.
I was trying to knock out a bunch of photos for different cookies the day I shot this, and I have to tell you, I struggled a bit with this one.
My husband’s favorite Minty Cocoa Fudge Sandwich Cookies were shot the same day and practically shot themselves, they were so easy.
But how to really capture how good this cookie is?…clearly it was too much pressure. (And I was shooting a few other “chip” cookies and feeling a bit overextended on inspiration.)
I finally decided to just go simple and show them on piles and piles of Andes Mint chocolate chips.
It was easily one of the most aromatic photo shoots I’ve done; I was completely enveloped in the aroma of mint chocolate.
Heady with the minty perfume, I was feeling pretty good about the quarry full of minty chips.
After all, they wouldn’t be my favorite minty cookie,
without the magic of those wonderful minty little chips.