Chocolate and mint are the perfect pair in this cookie recipe! Try these Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies this holiday season. A soft chocolate cookie with pieces of Andes candy inside, topped with a peppermint and white chocolate drizzle.
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The holiday season is my favorite time of year for many reasons, but baking is close to the top of the list!
This year I’ve created a new recipe that is already a favorite at my house. I’ve made several batches already! I’m sure these Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies will be a favorite of yours this holiday season, too.
Every year I join in with a group of blogging friends to share cookie recipes during The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange. If you are looking for some new recipes to try this year, you’ve come to the right place! Be sure to check out all the cookie recipes here. We will be adding to this list throughout the week.
This year we are also getting into the spirit of giving and raising money to benefit Cookie for Kids Cancer. Be sure to check out the foundation and see how you can get involved!
Alright, let’s talk more about these cookies now!
Peppermint and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations for holiday desserts. It works perfectly in this cookie!
This recipe start with a soft, rich chocolate cookie. It’s studded with Andes baking pieces (find them in the baking aisle!) and topped with a fancy peppermint and white chocolate drizzle.
These beautiful cookies are sure to impress, whether you make them for a cookie exchange, holiday party, or to give as gifts.
You don’t have to be an artist to create a pretty drizzle, either. I scooped my melted chocolate into a piping bag and used that to create a neat drizzle. But if you want to save time, drizzle using a spoon or a whisk.
I’ve found that this recipe is so easy to double or triple, so it’s great for bringing to a Christmas cookie exchange.
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made this recipe! My friends and family request it all the time.
How to Make these Cookies Gluten Free
These cookies can easily be made gluten free if you need to! I used the same amount (1 cup) of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour instead of the regular flour called for in the recipe. I didn’t change any other ingredients. They tasted almost exactly the same!
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For the cookies:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup Andes baking pieces
For the drizzle:
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1-2 drops peppermint extract
- 1 tbsp heavy cream, or milk
For the cookies:
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter. Add in the brown sugar and white sugar and beat until combined. Mix in the vanilla and egg until combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet a little at a time, stirring until completely mixed together.
- Use a rubber spatula to mix in the Andes baking pieces.
- Roll the dough into 1-inch ball and refrigerate in a covered container for an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the dough balls a couple inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes. Don't over bake or they will get too hard and crunchy. Let cool on the pan for a couple minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the drizzle:
- Once the cookies are cool, place the white chocolate chips in a double boiler to melt. As they begin to melt, stir in the peppermint extract and heavy cream. Continue to stir until the chips are melted and creamy.
- Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies. I used a piping bag to create a neat drizzle, but using a spoon to drizzle will work as well.
- Place the cookies in the freezer for a couple minutes to harden the chocolate.
- Store cookies in a covered container on the counter.
Gluten Free Instructions: These cookies can easily be made gluten free if you need to! I used the same amount (1 cup) of Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour instead of the regular flour called for in the recipe. I didn't change any other ingredients. They tasted almost exactly the same!