Minty Fresh…

Since my husband is so picky, I often have to try out my experiments on other people. More often than not, it is usually referees. One referee in particular gets a lot of snacks. One, he is young and has no one to bake for him. Two, he contributes money to help with the cost of the baked goods(so unlike a 20 year old…he was raised right). Three he eats pretty much anything I throw his way, with much enthusiasm(the kind I wish my husband would show). Sadly for me, he is leaving this week. He got a job offer to go work in Chicago for junior hockey and eventually I suspect the AHL and then the NHL. He is a funny kid and I will miss working with him as he usually makes the night seem to go by quicker for my husband and I.
In light of him leaving, I had a small baking frenzy, making his favorites and also trying out something new since one of my guinea pigs is leaving. I had made some mint cookies at Christmas time and I remember him really liking them so I wanted to make something mint. Well, July is not the time of year to find many mint items. However, year round there are Andes Mints. I searched the Internet and found these cookies that had lots of stars by the name. I found the exact recipe a few times with each person claiming to be their own, so I am not sure who’s recipe this really is. But I will tell you I know why it got so many stars. They are fudgy, chewy, moist and with just a hint of mint they really hit the spot. My experimental cookie went over well with B the ref…luckily since hubby wont eat them and he got the entire batch.
Tonight is my last night working with B, I wish him all the best and I hope he can find a new person to bake for him :)

Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
Andes mints candies, broken in half

Heat oven to 350°F.
Over low heat, combine butter, sugar and water.
Heat until melted and add chocolate chips until partly melted.
Remove from heat and stir.
Pour into large mixing bowl.
Let stand 10 minutes to cool slightly.
Beat in eggs one at a time on high speed.
Reduce mixer to low speed and add flour, salt and baking soda.
Beat until well-blended.
Chill one hour (dough is almost liquid before chilling but hardens and is easy to shape after chilling).
Roll into balls, place two inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Place an Andes Mint half on top.
Allow to melt slightly and spread with a spoon.

Source:  Recipezar



  1. Doubt your ref friend will ever be so lucky again. You maybe could wish him a wife but that’s really tricky.
    The cookies look really good. I’m just not one for chocolate and milk though I love them separate, I don’t like them at all together.

  2. This is a recipe cookie I will to try later this weekend!

  3. Yum, those look good! (I would attend hockey games for those. ;) )

  4. Yummy! A great recipe to try out!

  5. I love Andes mints! These sound fabulously chocolatey.

    I need to find a good guinea pig for baked goods. My friends will eat anything I serve for a dinner party, but it’s hard to pawn off excess baked goods on them.

  6. I love chocolate and mint…I bet those would be really good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  7. OMG I MUST have one of these cookies! Will try today to make a batch. Thanks for recipe!

  8. So sad to lose a friend and a guinea pig! I’m sure he loved these cookies because they look fabulous. I love the way the chocolate and mint swirl together on top. I love chocolate and mint together almost as much as I love chocolate and peanut butter together.

  9. yay for having a willing baked goods audience.

    and even more yay for these cookies. they look so amazing.

  10. Wow! Beautiful cookies. I love mint as does my DH. I even have some of the Andes pieces in the cabinet so I think I will try these out. Maybe this is the recipe on the Andes Chip bag? I will check and let you know!

    Sorry you are losing your friend to long distance!

    Love your site (think I have said that before) :D

    Blue Zebra

  11. Ooh these look fantastic! I like to throw Andes Mints on top of brownies but I’d been looking for some new cookie recipes to try. This one has now been bumped to the top of my list!

  12. They look great! Very pretty, too, I think. My husband used to be picky like that too, but he’s come around in the last year and a half we’ve been married. Maybe yours will do the same someday!

  13. I loved those Andes mints! Such a genius idea to put them into cookies!

  14. Mint is my third favorite flavor…after chocolate and raspberry. These look great and it does help that the Andes mints are available all the time. Bet you didn’t know that I used to be in sales and sold Andes mints and other candies to grocery store chains. They were the only candy that I sold that I liked. :)

  15. Well, if I lived close, I’d let you bake for me!!

  16. Oh how I love Andes mints… what a great cookie!

  17. These look delicious! I am thinking B will go through some withdrawal in Chicago. Care package time? :)

  18. I saw the Andes baking pieces the other day and thought they’d be fun to work with! I’m not big on chocolate, but add mint and I’m a fan!

  19. Oh my. My mouth is watering just looking at them. Speaking of Andes Mints, have you seen the morsel-sized ones that they make specifically for baking? I’ve only seen them in two places – Walmart Supercenter and Stop & Shop grocery stores. They’re awesome.


  20. They look marvellous, but I have no idea what these mint candies are like so they remain out of my grasp :/ at least I can drool while looking at these delicious photos!

  21. I love Andes mints.. these cookies have me drooling. I will volunteer to take over B’s place. It’s a tough job, I know, but I feel I am up to the challenge. :D


  22. my boyfriend loves mint chocolate things (and so do i), and thankfully he is always willing to try out something new! i’m saving this recipe. :) thanks.

  23. OOhhhh, chocolate and mint. My favorite combination. These look really good!!

  24. YOU are evil,This so makes me want to chuck my diet, say to hell with my trainer and settle in with a whole batch of these, a tall glass of ice cold milk and a sappy Lifetime Network Movie.
    They remind me of a Cookie I make (sans the mint) that are called Chocolate Truffle cookies but my friends and I have renamed them “Chocolate Orgasams” It looks as though these could get a similar nickname!

  25. Hi!
    I was just wondering if you flattened those cookie dough balls before baking? Or they flattened out themselves, nicely cracked and all?

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