Indulgence is an essential part of life, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t enjoy a sweet and soft cookie melting in your mouth? Baking cookies is not just a hobby; it’s an art that requires accuracy and passion. Whether you’re a baking enthusiast or searching for a comforting treat, our recipe for Andes Mint Cookies is an excellent choice for any occasion.
Perfect for Christmas or after-dinner dessert, these divine cookies will provide a taste experience you’ll remember forever. The collection of tantalizing ingredients such as butter, sugar extracts, and Andes mints is sure to bring excitement to your kitchen.
Imagine the delightful aroma of freshly baked mint chocolate cookies wafting through your home. You’ ll have to resist grabbing them before they even get to the cooling rack! It’s practically impossible. They are irresistible.
Our recipe guarantees wonderfully soft, chewy brown cookies that complement the notes of the Andes mints subtly infused in every bite. Each cookie is softer than Santa’s belly while maintaining its festive appearance with its green mint chips.
Our step-by-step instructions and helpful tips will guide you through an easy-to-follow baking process regardless of your baking background.
So, let’s put our aprons on and get ready to bake up some love!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
If you adore minty flavors and chocolate, Andes Mint Cookies recipe is the sweet treat your taste buds have been longing for. This incredible recipe will excite your palate and satisfy your cravings, making it a must-add to your baking repertoire.
One of the reasons why you’ll love this recipe is how versatile it is. Whether you’re looking for a delicious snack for Christmas or holiday celebrations, an easy dessert for a get-together with family and friends or just something to indulge in on a gloomy day, these cookies fit perfectly into any occasion.
These cookies are also incredibly soft and chewy, thanks to the perfect balance of ingredients used in the recipe. The combination of butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and eggs will produce incredibly soft and chewy cookies that will leave you wanting more.
But what sets this cookie recipe apart is the irresistible flavor of Andes Mints. These smooth mint chocolate pieces complement the chocolate chips incorporated into the dough to give each bite an unforgettable taste experience. The creamy melted Andes Mints on top add a velvety finish that makes these cookies incredibly indulgent.
In summary, this Andes Mint Cookies recipe is perfect in every way. It’s easy to bake, versatile, has a beautiful texture and provides a taste sensation that no cookie lover will be able to resist. Why don’t you try baking these delicious cookies yourself? You won’t regret it.
Before starting this Andes Mint Cookies recipe, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients on hand. This will help you avoid any last-minute trips to the grocery store. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Andes Mint Pieces
- 1 bag (10 oz.) of chopped or crushed Andes mints pieces
By having all these ingredients before starting, it will be much easier to make these delicious cookies. Make sure also to measure them properly to get good balance on the composition of the cookies.
The Recipe How-To
Now, let’s get to the fun part! Making the Andes Mint Cookies.
Step 1: Prep and Preheat
Firstly, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Then, line your baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients
In a bowl, mix 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt. Set aside.
Step 3: Cream Butter and Sugar
In another bowl, cream together 1 cup (2 sticks) of softened unsalted butter, 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, and 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar. Beat the mixture for about 2-3 minutes until it becomes fluffy and light.
Step 4: Mix Wet Ingredients
Add in 2 large eggs, one at a time. Beat until each egg is incorporated into the mixture. Then add in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
Step 5: Incorporate Dry Ingredients
Slowly mix in the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix as it can result in dense cookies.
Step 6: Add Andes Mint Pieces
Fold in 2 cups of chopped Andes mint pieces into the batter.
Step 7: Form Cookies and Bake
Using a cookie scoop or spoon, form dough balls and place them on your prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 8-9 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. The cookies should be soft and chewy when cooled.
Step 8: Cool and Enjoy!
After taking them out from the oven, let cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before transferring them to a plate. Serve while they’re still warm with a glass of milk or some hot cocoa to complement their chocolate-minty goodness.
Now that you have successfully baked these delicious Andes Mint Cookies, enjoy your soft and chewy brown cookies topped with delectable mint chocolate pieces!
Substitutions and Variations
If you’re looking to put your own spin on these delicious Andes Mint Cookies, there are countless substitutions and variations you can try. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
– Swap out the Andes mints for other flavors of chocolate or candy pieces. Peanut butter cups, chopped up Snickers bars, or even plain old chocolate chips would all work well in this recipe.
– Add in some nuts for extra texture and flavor. Chopped pecans or walnuts would be especially tasty.
– For a healthier twist, try swapping out some of the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour.
– If you like your cookies a little more cake-like and fluffy, you can add in a teaspoon or two of baking powder in addition to the baking soda.
– Don’t have eggs? No problem! You can substitute each egg in this recipe with 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce, mashed banana, or yogurt (plain or flavored).
– To make these cookies gluten-free, simply swap out the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free flour blend.
Remember, these are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing! Feel free to experiment with different flavors and ingredients until you find your perfect combination.
Serving and Pairing
Andes Mint Cookies are the perfect sweet treat for any occasion. These cookies are soft, chewy, and loaded with delicious mint chocolate flavor that will delight your taste buds. They make a fantastic dessert to serve at Christmas or any time during the year when you need an indulgent pick-me-up.
These cookies are perfect to enjoy on their own, but they also pair well with a wide range of drinks. A glass of cold milk is an excellent choice to complement the richness of the chocolate and the refreshing flavor of the mint. You could also enjoy them alongside a cup of coffee or hot chocolate in the morning or as an after-dinner treat.
For a more indulgent experience, try pairing Andes Mint Cookies with some delicious ice cream. The mint flavor works perfectly with peppermint, vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Adding a scoop of ice cream on top of your Andes Mint Cookie can elevate it to another level and provide you with a luxurious dessert experience.
If you are feeling creative, there are many other ways to serve these cookies. One idea is to crush them into small pieces and sprinkle them on top of whipped cream or yogurt for a satisfying dessert that is both healthy and delicious. Another idea is to make an ice cream sandwich by placing ice cream between two Andes Mint Cookies. Lastly, you could use these cookies as inspiration for an easy cake mix cookie recipe by adding some chopped Andes Mints pieces into your favourite boxed cake mix.
Regardless of how you choose to serve them, Andes Mint Cookies are sure to please anyone who has a sweet tooth. With their satisfying texture and rich flavour, this recipe will undoubtedly become one of your favourite indulgences in no time.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
These Andes Mint Cookies are perfect to make ahead in preparation for events and gatherings or as a delightful snack during your busy week. Thankfully, these cookies can be stored easily so that the enjoyment doesn’t have to end in one sitting.
To make these cookies ahead of time, follow the recipe instructions as normal and allow the cookies to cool completely before storing. You can freeze these cookies for up to two months, simply place the cooled cookies in an airtight container or freezer bag and store them flat.
For freshly-baked cookies on demand, you can also store the dough in an airtight container for up to three days in the fridge. This way, you can bake fresh cookies whenever you like without having to go through the entire mixing process each time.
To reheat these cookies, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Place the chilled or frozen cookies on a baking sheet and heat them in the oven for just 9 minutes or until they’re warmed through. The results will be soft, chewy, and indulgently tasty.
Store leftovers (if there are any!) at room temperature in an airtight container for up to five days. These soft and chewy brown sugar mint cookies are perfect as a go-to dessert or snack all week long – if they last that long!
Tips for Perfect Results
Achieving perfect results is what most bakers want, regardless of their level of expertise. When it comes to making Andes mint cookies, there are a few tips that can guarantee the best of results. Here are some tips to help you bake soft, chewy, and delicious Andes mint cookies.
Firstly, ensure that the butter you use is softened. I recommend using unsalted butter because it’s easier to control the amount of salt in your recipe if you’re using it. If you forget to pull the butter out the night before and need to soften it quickly, cut it into small cubes and let it sit at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes.
Secondly, always measure flour accurately. Too much flour will make your cookies dense and dry while too little flour will make the dough spread out too much resulting in thin or crispy cookies. One way of achieving this is by mixing the flour then gently spooning it into your dry ingredient measuring cup and leveling off with a knife.
Thirdly, don’t overmix your cookie dough once the dry ingredients are added as this will develop gluten and result in tough cookies. Mix until just combined, then fold in the chopped Andes mint pieces gently.
Four, don’t omit the water even though it’s a small quantity since it helps hydrate the sugar and activate the baking soda which helps in leavening.
Five, chill your cookie dough for 30 minutes before baking on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper as this prevents excessive spreading and renders them soft and chewy when baked
Sixthly, watch them carefully while baking as they go from raw-looking dough into fully baked cookies quickly. I recommend baking them for about nine minutes or until they just start to turn golden brown on top.
Finally, allow them to cool on the baking sheet for about five minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely as cookies tend to continue cooking if left on hot pans.
By following these tips and tricks, you can produce scrumptious Andes mint cookies that will be sure to impress anyone who takes a bite!
In conclusion, the Andes Mint Cookies Recipe is a must-try recipe for any baker with a sweet tooth or looking to try something new. The combination of the soft, chewy texture and the refreshing and decadent mint chocolate flavor is simply irresistible. With this recipe, you can get creative with your cookie cutters and use it for different occasions, including Christmas, parties or simply as a treat for yourself.
Furthermore, the recipe provides an opportunity to experiment and showcase your culinary skills with several variations and substitutions available. You can substitute readily available ingredients such as butter, flour or brown sugar to make them healthier or to suit your preference.
Lastly, with the helpful tips for perfect results and make-ahead options, you can confidently prepare these cookies in advance for any occasion without compromising on their flavor and texture. From preheating your oven to chopping your Andes Mints into small pieces before adding them to the batter, each step is crucial in ensuring that you get soft and chewy brown butter Andes Mint Cookies.
Therefore, as a passionate Baker’s articulative assistant, I highly recommend that you give this recipe a try. It is guaranteed to impress your taste buds and anyone who has the privilege of tasting them. Why not surprise your family and friends with a batch of these delectable treats over the weekend? They are easy to make and will certainly elevate anyone’s mood with their fresh minty aroma.
Andes Mint Cookies Recipe
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 36 chocolate mint wafer candies
- In a large pan over low heat, cook butter, sugar and water until butter is melted. Add chocolate chips and stir until partially melted. Remove from heat and continue to stir until chocolate is completely melted. Pour into a large bowl and let stand 10 minutes to cool off slightly.
- At high speed, beat in eggs, one at a time into chocolate mixture. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients, beating until blended. Chill dough about 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Roll dough into balls (i use a mini ice cream scoop about 1" in diameter) and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes. While cookies are baking unwrap mints and divide each in half. When cookies are brought out of the oven, put 1/2 mint on top of each cookie. Let the mint sit for up to 5 minutes until melted, then spread the mint on top of the cookie. Eat and enjoy!
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