Andes Mint Chip Soft Fudgy Chocolate Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Andes Mint Cookies — These quadruple chocolate Andes mint cookies are big, bakery-style cookies that are rich, not overly sweet, and loaded with chocolate and mint chips.

stack of five andes mint cookies



Fudgy Andes Mint Cookies

I’ve always loved Andes Mints. They’re so satiny smooth and just melt in your mouth. So in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, I made these cookies with Andes Mint Chips in them.

The cookies are are super soft with slight chewiness around the edges. They’re supremely chocolaty with four types of chocolate used: cocoa, chocolate pudding, chocolate chunks, and Andes chips.

They’re thicker, bakery-style cookies that are bold and rich, not overly sweet, and are loaded with melted chocolate and mint chips. As you bite down into the pillowy soft cookies, chocolate just oozes everywhere.

stack of three andes mint cookies surrounded by chocolate chunks

I adapted my recent recipe for Quadruple Chocolate Soft Fudgy Pudding Cookies. Those cookies are my favorite chocolate cookie base, and have been so popular with readers.

They’re so moist and soft, and there’s a nice amount of mint flavor without overpowering the big, bold, chocolate fudge factor.

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

stack of three andes mint cookies

Ingredients in Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies

To make these chocolate mint cookies with Andes, you’ll need:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggs 
  • Vanilla extract
  • Instant chocolate pudding mix
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Instant espresso granules
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips
  • Dark chocolate
stack of andes mint cookies surrounded by chocolate chunks

How to Make Andes Chocolate Cookies

These chocolate Andes Mint cookies are so quick and easy to make, although you do have to chill the dough before baking the cookies! Here’s an overview of the baking process:

  1. Cream together the wet ingredients.
  2. Add in the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  3. Stir in the Andes baking chips and the chopped chocolate. 
  4. Scoop the dough into large balls and chill for at least 2 hours.
  5. Once the dough is chilled, bake the Andes mint cookies on a Silpat-lined baking tray until the edges have set and tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked and glossy in the center.
  6. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes before digging in. 

Baking Tip

Like all my cookie recipes, you must chill the dough if you want thick, bakery-style cookies. Warm dough spreads and your cookies will bake thinner and flatter.

It’s well worth it to me to chill the dough so that when I bite down, I’m taking big, thick bites and not settling for a skimpy, flat cookie. Why bother?

Andes Mint Chip Soft Fudgy Chocolate Cookies - Big, thick, fudgy chocolate cookies with a hint of mint and loads of chocolate in every bite!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the Andes Baking Chips Be Substituted?

Rather than using chocolate chips, I used Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips. The texture is a bit firmer than actual Andes mint bars, although maybe you could chop the bars very finely and use those, although I haven’t tried.

Or you’re welcome to use regular mint baking chips instead. 

Can the Pudding Mix Be Substituted?

The cookies include a packet of instant chocolate pudding mix and there’s no substitutions. 

If you don’t like pudding mix or don’t have it in your area, you can omit it, although the cookies won’t taste the same. Luckily I have oodles of other chocolate cookie recipes (see Related Recipes below) that don’t use it.

The pudding mix helps keep the cookies Softbatch-style soft, supple, and gives them just the right amount of lightness so they’re not overly dense.

Can I Chill the Dough and Then Scoop It? 

I don’t recommend doing so, no. If you try shaping the cookie dough into balls after it’s been chilled, it’ll feel like you’re chiseling into a brick. 

Can the Instant Espresso Be Omitted?

I added a teaspoon of instant espresso granules to the dough. I almost always do with chocolate recipes like browniesenergy bites, or chocolate muffins

It doesn’t make things taste like coffee, it just serves to intensify and round out the chocolate flavor, but omit if you’re concerned.

stack of chocolate mint cookies

Storage Instructions

The chocolate Andes mint cookies are best warm and fresh, but will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored airtight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.

two chocolate mint cookies

Tips for Making Andes Mint Cookies

Cookie size: These chocolate Andes mint chip cookies are somewhat larger than you may be used to baking at home, but still much smaller than cookies sold in bakeries and coffee shops. I yielded 14 cookies and recommend staying with this size, about 1/4-cup of dough each, and bake for 10 minutes.

Checking for doneness: Chocolate cookies will fool you into thinking they’re not done, and all of a sudden, they’re overdone and dried out. Smaller cookies are more prone to this nasty phenomonon.

Pudding mix: Also, make sure to buy instant chocolate pudding mix and not the cook and serve kind. You also can’t use sugar-free pudding mix in these Andes mint cookies. 

Andes Mint Chip Soft Fudgy Chocolate Cookies - Big, thick, fudgy chocolate cookies with a hint of mint and loads of chocolate in every bite!
Chocolate Chip Andes Mint Cookies — These quadruple chocolate Andes mint cookies are big, bakery-style cookies that are rich, not overly sweet, and loaded with chocolate and mint chips.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Andes Mint Cookies — These quadruple chocolate Andes mint cookies are big, bakery-style cookies that are rich, not overly sweet, and loaded with chocolate and mint chips.

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Yield: 14 cookies

Andes Mint Chip Soft Fudgy Chocolate Cookies

Andes Mint Chip Soft Fudgy Chocolate Cookies

These quadruple chocolate Andes mint cookies are big, bakery-style cookies that are rich, not overly sweet, and loaded with chocolate and mint chips.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 packet instant chocolate pudding mix, about 3.7 to 3.9 ounces (not sugar-free and not ‘cook & serve’)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso granules (optional, but recommended; brings out the chocolate flavor and does not make cookies taste like coffee)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste
  • one 10-ounce bag Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips (mint baking chips may be substituted)
  • 2.5 to 3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (I used Trader Joe’s 72% Pound Plus Bar)

Instructions

    1. To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) combine the butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until creamed and well combined, about 4 minutes.
    2. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the pudding mix, cocoa, espresso granules, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
    3. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the flour, baking soda, optional salt, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
    4. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the Andes chips, chopped chocolate, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.
    5. Using a large cookie scoop, 1/4-cup measure, or your hands, form approximately 14 equal-sized mounds of dough. Roll into balls, and flatten slightly.
    6. Place mounds on a large plate or tray, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to 5 days. Do not bake with unchilled dough because cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading.
    7. Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray.
    8. Place dough mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet) and bake for about 10 minutes, or until edges have set and tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked and glossy in the center. Don’t overbake which is easy to do with dark cookies. Cookies firm up as they cool.
    9. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before serving. I let them cool on the baking sheet and don’t use a rack.

Notes

  • Cookies are best warm and fresh, but will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored airtight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.
  • Recipe adapted from my Quadruple Chocolate Soft Fudgy Pudding Cookies.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

14

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 434Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 6g

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  1. These turned out great! Usually double chocolate cookies don’t have the right texture, but these were super yummy!!

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad these turned out great! And I know what you mean about double chocolate cookies and texture and it’s why I created this recipe to be different – because cocoa powder can dry things out if you don’t take care with the other ingredients to combat that.

  2. Wonderful cookies- rich, fudgey, with just the right accents of mint to make me dream of Christmas in May ;) Definitely a keeper- thanks so much! x

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad they gave you some Christmas spirit, in May!

  3. Made these tonight without the pudding mix since that was the only thing I didn’t have on hand. They came out nice and soft though. I used a little less than a full teaspoon of espresso powder just because I didn’t have the pudding and still didn’t taste the coffee at all. Also chilled just a little less than the full 2 hours but they didn’t spread much.

  4. My dough is chilling in the fridge right now and I’m so excited to try them cooked! The dough was to die for!!! I really enjoy baking cookies but I’ve never seen pudding in a recipe before so I’m excited to see how these bake up!

    1. Oh I know you’re going to love them! LMK how they turn out! (glad you liked the dough!)

  5. These cookies are excellent! They tasted fantastic warm from the oven, completely cool a few hours later, and even straight from the freezer (we put the extra baked cookies into the freezer after the first day to keep them fresh). I baked them for 11 minutes, but I think they could have used another minute. I love Andes Mints, and these cookies did not disappoint.

    1. So glad you loved them and if there’s always oven variance with baking times and taste prefs but bake a smidge longer if you think they need it. Glad you think they’re excellent!

  6. My dough is chilling in the fridge right now. I can already tell from the dough that these are going to be amazing! I just spent the last 10 minutes scraping the remains of the dough from the bowl and eating it with a spoon. I may or may not have left an extra thick layer coating the bowl on purpose after making dough balls…

    1. I do the SAME thing :) Hope you enjoy them and I just posted a caramel version of these cookies. It’s my current post in case you want to go that route one day! :)

  7. hi averie! i’d love to try out this recipe, however i’ve some difficulty sourcing the instant chocolate pudding mix in my country. is there a substitute that you can recommend?
    thanks! (:

    1. Please re-read the recipe/post. I discussed it. There’s really no subs. You could omit it, but the results won’t be quite the same.

  8. I could get into some serious trouble with these cookies ;) Soft fudgy cookies with melty chocolate pieces are one of my weakness’!! Pinned!

  9. I am the Cookie Queen at my place of work. I bring cookies weekly. My
    Quest is to find the perfect chocolate cookie. So often I find they are dry.
    These do not look dry. In fact your multiple photos of those
    chocolate oozing cookies are like the a song from the Sirens. If all the women
    who loved chocolate united, we could take over the world!!!!! Laughing

    1. If all the women who loved chocolate united, we could take over the world! <--- amen to that! And these are soooo moist! And also the cookies I adapted it from (see link in recipe) are equally moist, just not minty. LMK what you make!

  10. A chocolate cookie is the best dessert ever! I can eat them all the time. Unfortunately they are rather high in calories. I liked this recipe because it contains a lot of chocolate which means that it is extremely tasty.

  11. All of your cookie photos look so super ooey and gooey!! I’m always hungry when I come to your blog!!

  12. You have outdone yourself! These looks so yummy! I didn’t even know Andes chips existed. You have opened my eyes and I will forever be thankful!

    On a side note – I love how you’ve captured the detail in the dark chocolate cookies because I always feel like I have to FIGHT with my camera to get it to show the details and you make it look effortless (and like you live in a magic land where it always has the perfect photography natural light).

    1. Oh dark cookies are anything but effortless. This shoot took me a couple hours. It’s soooo hard as you know to capture that detail because it can get so lost. I use a lot of white boards and reflectors to try to get some light bounce in the interior regions and crevices but it’s hard regardless! Thanks for the compliments :)

      1. You are most welcome – they are all deserved! Thanks for your tips! I’ll keep practicing (and praying for good light)!

  13. Dark chocolate and Andes Mints are my mom’s kryptonite! My dad knows to always stock up on her favorite bars at TJ’s on his weekly shopping trips (the black bars with the red swoosh on the front), but she’s in charge of maintaining her Andes Mint stash. She’s so worried that she’ll run out that she keeps 2 unopened packages in the pantry (in addition to the half-eaten one she’s currently working on) and another 3 in the freezer! Even though she’s on a diet and trying to lose those last 10 pounds, I know she’d absolutely adore your cookies. The next time we visit my grandparents in San Diego, she might be tempted to come knocking on your door! ;)

  14. St. Patrick’s day or not, I could have these cookies all year long! And can you believe I can’t even remember the last time I bought a bag of andes mint baking chips? It has to be at least 2 yrs!

    1. I bought these ages ago on a whim thinking, well, before St Paddy’s Day I know I’ll be making at least a couple mint things…and that was seriously ages ago. And time flies and bam, here we are!

  15. It doesn’t get much better than these! Andes Mints are my kryptonite and these would totally kill me… in a good way, ha!

  16. Mmmmm I love Andes mints too!!! And these cookies look SO big and fudgy and just perfect in every way-love the minty chocolatey goodness! pinning!

  17. I love those Andes mint chips. This sounds so perfectly soft and fudgy. I’ve tried baking brownies with the regular bars, chopped up, but the chips are so much easier! I like keeping a stash in the freezer too for “emergencies” hehehe

  18. Wow. I am speechless. These cookies… they’re the sexiest mo fo’s I have ever seen!! I wanna wake up to these every single morning! :-D

  19. Averie, you are the cookie QUEEN! I almost jumped off my chair when you said you managed to fit four different types of chocolate in one cookie batch! Amazing !!!

  20. I love that you on the pudding cookie train. I just made a batch the other day – they are SO flipping good! This chocolate and Andes mint – OMG. Best combo! And I so love how your photos show them all melty and good. I want to eat that whole stack! Pinned of course!

    1. Thank so much, Dorothy! These cookies were do good! Sometimes it’s hard with really dark things to capture the details and not just have it all look, well dark. So thank you for saying that and of course pinning :)

  21. Chocolate and mint just steal my heart every time, I can’t get enough! Especially Andes mints, mmmmm. I love how big these are! Perfect. :) Pinned!

  22. I can only imagine the will power you must have. As soon as I gathered all the ingredients together on the counter I’d be so tempted to dig in, and that’s BEFORE making the cookies. GREG

    1. LOL I love your comments and you always make me laugh :) I don’t ever really need to bake the cookies, the raw dough would always be sufficient for me. But it’s kind of strange, I’m not phased by any of this stuff anymore. I make it, have 1, take pics, give it to my family, donate, re-home, repeat.

  23. Andes are so good– and I’m glad they come in baking chip form (though it would be hard to stay out of the rest of the bag)! These are gorgeous…and those big chunks of chocolate are calling my name. A big chocolate cookie with a little mint is perfect any time!

  24. Ohhhh my gaash Averie! I can’t get over how thick they are! They’re like brownies – but better (I never thought I would say that!) Andes mints are the best, especially out of the bag ;) but I would rather have these cookies!

  25. i debated buying the Andes mint chips at the grocery the other day… now i really wish i would have! these looks amazing!!

  26. I can’t believe how huge and thick those cookies are! 1/4 cup dough seems like alot at first, but the dough scoops we use at the bakery I work at are at least that much and the cookies turn out wonderfully satisfying. Anything with chocolate and mint I love at first sight!

    1. People always have an ‘omg that’s so much’ reaction but what do they think Starbucks, Mrs Fields, their avg coffeeshop uses? It’s at least 1/3 cup. There is no way to get cookies the size of your palm without :) And these aren’t even that big! So thanks for reiterating that your bakery scoop was even bigger than 1/4 c :)

  27. Oh my, these just look soo good! All of them! All so soft, like they would jusst melt in your mouth!

  28. WOW, these look SO good… I might be drooling just looking at the pictures. and 1/4 cup of dough per cookie!? Sounds amazing. I think you’ve just set a perfect precedent… all cookies should be that size ;)

    1. As I just mentioned to another longtime reader, people always have an ‘omg that’s so much’ reaction to the 1/4 c but what do they think Starbucks, Mrs Fields, their avg coffeeshop uses? It’s at least 1/3 cup. There is no way to get cookies the size of your palm without :) And these aren’t even that big! The cookies turn out super satisfying and not skimpy, just the way a cookie should be :)

  29. “When you take a bite chocolate just oozes everywhere.”–my kind of cookie!