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Andes Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Servings 54 cookies or just over 4 dozen


  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 10 ounce package Andes Crème de Menthe Baking Chips or Andes After Dinner Mints, chopped
  • 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour


  1. Blend butter, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla and eggs until combined.
  2. Stir in baking chips or chopped candy.
  3. Stir in flour until incorporated.
  4. Chill at least one hour in refrigerator.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Drop about a tablespoon of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on pan for a couple of minutes before removing to wire rack to finish cooling.

Recipe Notes

*The directions do not follow your typical cream the butter and sugar first process. It's quite strange, but you can do it in one bowl and it works, so just go with it.

*I chose to roll the dough into balls, mostly because I scooped out larger portions (2T) and then remembered I wanted to make smaller cookies. So I divided each scoop in half and then rolled those into balls, which accounts a bit for their uniform round shape. It's not necessary.

*I used light brown sugar this time because I was out of dark brown. I don't notice a major change in flavor, but I do like the slightly deeper color when I use dark brown sugar.

*They don't usually carry the chips in my regular grocery stores but Target always seems to carry them.

*Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days, freeze up to 3 months.

*(Spoiler Alert! ) You've often seen me purposefully avoid anything with hydrogenated fats. We don't buy or eat anything with hydrogenated fats, at least that we're aware of anyway. This ingredient (Andes mint chips) is probably the only exception I ever make to that rule, just once a year, because I haven't yet tried to reformulate the recipe with other ingredients that will give me the same flavor and texture. It's on my list of things to do...

Recipe from the bag of Andes Crème de Menthe Baking Chips

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