Andes Mint Cookies Recipe (2024)

Andes Mint Cookies are my new favorite cookie. They are so easy to make. They are the perfect combination of mint and chocolate chewy cookies, and you will go absolutely crazy for these this time of year.

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Andes Mint Cookies are my go-to cookie whenever I bring cookies to a holiday party or to neighbors. I have many delicious cookie recipes but these batch of cookies might be my favorite. The next time you’re in the mood for green andes mint cookies, I recommend whipping up this recipe. They are also just as good at room temperature and they store well when wrapped with plastic wrap.

My friend Annie introduced these cookies to me years ago and they have been my favorite cookie ever since!

If you are looking for a fast and delicious cookie recipe for this season, look no further.

The best part is that these cookies only require 4 simple ingredients! No need for the usual dry ingredients like brown sugar, all purpose flour, and granulated sugar! Although a great addition to these baked cookies might be some melted mint ice cream. Take a quick run to the store to get this! 😉

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Ingredients needed to make Andes Mint Cookies:

  • Devils Food Cake Mix
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Andes Mints

If you love Andes Mints, be sure to check out our Andes Mint Grinch Cookies!

How to make Andes Mint Cookies:

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  1. Mix the first three ingredients together and roll the mixture into balls. Make the balls pretty small so that the Andes Mint will fit on top of the cookie.
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2. Bake the Andes Mint cookies at 350 degrees F for 6 to 9 minutes. While they are cooking, unwrap the Andes Mints so they are ready to go when the cookies come out of the oven. When done baking, place an Andes Mint on top of each cookie.

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What is the best way to store Andes Mint Cookies if I make them ahead of time?

IIf you plan to make them more than a 3-5 days ahead of serving them, we recommend making frozen dough. This will be a huge hit for the family when you’re already ready for the Christmas season!

The best way is to put them in an airtight container and put them in the freezer. They will last for 30-60 days.

The day before serving them, we recommend removing them from the freezer and putting them on the counter on parchment paper and a cookie sheet or in the fridge for 24 hours. These chewy chocolate cookies will be ready in no time!

Related Recipe: Don’t miss out on these Chocolate Thin Mint Brownies, they are chocolate mint perfection!

The perfect holiday drinks to serve with cookies:

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate: Just when red velvet couldn’t get any tastier, we turned it into hot chocolate, and you are going to love it. It is so creamy, and I love dipping cookies or brownies into it.

Nutella Hot Chocolate: If you are anything like us, you like the rich taste of chocolate. There is no such thing as too much chocolate, and this hot cocoa with Andes mint cookies complement each other perfectly!

Looking for more holiday cookies? Here are some you will enjoy:

  • Santa Sugar Cookies
  • Molasses Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Caramel Marshmallow Rice Krispie Balls
  • Rolo Cookies


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Andes Mint Cookies Recipe (7)

Serves: 30

Andes Mint Cookies Recipe

5 from 1 vote

Andes Mint Cookies are my new favorite cookie. They are so easy to make. They are the perfect combination of mint and chocolate, and you will go absolutely crazy for these. The prep time only takes 10-12 minutes and only 9 minutes to cook.

Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Cook Time 9 minutes mins

Total Time 19 minutes mins



  • 15.25 ounces cake mix (Devils Food Cake Mix)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 30 Andes Mints


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs.

  • Roll dough into a 1 inch ball and place on baking sheet.

  • Bake for 6-9 minutes.

  • Take baking sheet out of oven and while cookies are still very hot, place an Andes Mint on top of each cookie.

  • In about 5 minutes, the mint will be melted. Take a spoon and smooth out each mint like frosting.



These Andes Mint Cookies are the best cookies to make ahead of time, because they are delicious cold. If you plan to make them more than a week ahead of serving them we recommend storing them.

The best way to store and preserve them, is to put them in an airtight container, and put them in the freezer.

You can alternatively put them on the prepared baking sheet and cover with saran wrap once they have cooled on the wire rack. These chocolate andes mint cookies will be delicious to eat even after being stored!


Calories: 102 kcal · Carbohydrates: 11 g · Protein: 1 g · Fat: 6 g · Saturated Fat: 4 g · Cholesterol: 11 mg · Sodium: 124 mg · Potassium: 52 mg · Fiber: 1 g · Sugar: 6 g · Vitamin A: 16 IU · Calcium: 23 mg · Iron: 1 mg


  • Large Mixing Bowl

  • Baking Sheet

Recipe Details

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

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  1. aLi says:

    camille, I love this blog!!! I spent an hour or so (I lost track of time) going through reading stuff. Awesome stuff here!!!

  2. Jerri says:

    I love cake mix cookies! What a great idea to use mints for frosting! Yum!

    Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

  3. Cynthia says:

    Or I have seen Andee's Mints chips in the baking aisle...Can't wait to make these, I love cookies that take a cake mix - super easy :)

  4. Sandy says:

    How many cookies does this recipe make if you don't mind me asking?

  5. Anonymous says:

    I have my first cookie swap this week and can NOT bake!! But, I don't want to miss out on the friends and fun! I'm going to try this. I need 72 cookies, how many will this make?

  6. Camille says:

    @ Sandy and Anonymous- I usually get about 30-33 out of one box of cake mix. It just depends how big you make them . . . mine are about 1"-1.5" balls. I hope this helps! (PS Only 28 mints are in each Andes Mint Box . . . so sometimes I just put some chocolate chips on the extra cookies or just bake them plain!)

  7. Enrica (Evangeline's Mom) says:

    I love these! I make them every Christmas :)

  8. KB says:

    I've done this before with double chocolate chip cookies and then placed Hershey's candy cane peppermint kisses on top and smoothed them out. Amazing! I'll have to try these! Thanks for the recipe!

    KB @

  9. Anonymous says:

    I have a triple chocolate cake mix, very similar to the devil's food. Do you think I could be able to use that instead?

  10. Jenny @ flutterbyechronicles says:

    Love this recipe. Easy and delicious who could resist :)

  11. A Few Pennies says:

    This is gonna be sooo good--my husband loves the mint candies--he's going to really love this! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Anonymous says:

    is there any ideas on how to get them off baking stones without the breaking apart

  13. Anonymous says:

    Oh my stars! These just came out of my oven. I barely made it past the raw dough. ;)
    Seriously, yummy and easy. Hope they harden a bit when they cool though or I'll have to cook them a bit longer next time.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I don't know what I did wrong. Ours didn't come out as hard cookies, more like flat little pancakes. I followed the cake mix directions and added the Andies Mint chips from the baking aisle and mixed it into the mix.After two batches, I just ended up making muffins instead. Still yummy. How do I get the more harder cookie?

  15. Anonymous says:

    I found your recipe on Pintesrest, and I'm making these cookies for a cookie exchange at work. I just finished the batch and sampled the first one -- amazing! These are so tasty and easy. Thank you very much.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I think when I make these, I will do the same as the Peanut Butter cookies I made yesterday. Make small balls and bake in an ungreased mini muffin tin. Bake only about 5 minutes, and when you take them out of the oven put one of those mints on there right away. The PB cookies came out looking the same as the picture was shown.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I don't believe the recipe said to mix in the cookies are done!

  18. Camille says:

    As far as getting them off a baking stone, I am not sure! I don't use a stone when making these cookies . . . would it work to let them cool completely on the baking stone before removing them? Sorry I am not much help!
    To Anonymous who had flat cookies- I am so sorry! I am not sure why it didn't work? I like to use a cake mix that has pudding in the mix, but I have made them with regular cake mixes too and they have turned out the same. I didn't use the Andes Mint chips, I used a package of the whole mints (that are found on the holiday aisle or candy aisle) and I added them at the end, after the cookies had baked instead of adding them to the dough. I don't know if that was what made the difference? I am glad that your muffins ended up working out!

  19. Melissa says:

    Very easy and delicious! Perfect Christmas cookie!

  20. J-Mo says:

    Yum! Thanks for this quick and easy recipe. My little girl and I had so much fun making these!

  21. JBlack says:

    Made these last night and my two sons really liked them, but I'd suggest using 1/2 c. melted butter in place of the oil to make them taste just a bit more "homemade".

  22. Judy H. says:

    Camille, you said you make 1"-1.5" balls...I'm confused. In the directions, it says to 'drop by spoonfuls' onto the cookie sheet. Can you, or anyone who has made these 'unconfuse' me? I'm really anxious to try these! Thanks!

  23. Anonymous says:

    I just made these and was a little confused at first too. But this mixes up so thick that to get it off the spoon essentially your rolling it off and into a ball. I just sprayed my spoon with some pam and they rolled right off. They were amazing!!

  24. Camille says:

    @ Judy and Anonymous- sorry for the confusion! And thanks for the tip Anonymous! I never thought to spray my spoon with Pam! I am totally doing that next time! Yes, the dough is so thick that you really have to "roll" it off the spoon. They aren't necessarily perfect balls . . . more like "blobs" of dough that are about 1-1.5" in diameter. :) Hope that helps!

  25. Anonymous says:

    I thought these were so yummy and everyone loved them! Also try mint chocolate chip cookies by Betty Crocker! Those as well are pretty amazing and you can top them off with a Andes mint too! :)

  26. Anonymous says:

    I made these last night. Amazing!! Thanks so much for this awesome recipe!

  27. Judy H. says:

    Thanks for clearing up my confusion about 'dropping' or 'balls'. I have another couple of it fine to mix up the cake batter with a spoon or should I use a mixer? Also, once removed from the oven, do I take them off the cookie sheet right away or leave them on until they have the mints on them and have cooled. Oh, one more thing...does the cookie sheet need to be greased? Thanks! Plan on making these on Friday.

  28. Sminar says:

    Just made these last night and there are only 2 left! So yummy. Didn't need to grease the cookie sheet-they came right off and I left mine on the sheet until the mint melted, then put them on the cooling rack (I did lose some melted mint in the process). Also made some with peanut butter in the middle for the non-mint lover in the house (what is wrong with him? :) )

  29. Camille says:

    @Judy- I just use a spoon to mix them- it's a really thick batter, so I think it's easier to use a spoon. I leave the cookies on the cookie sheet until they have cooled, but you could remove them like Sminar did. Both ways are fine! :) Also, I don't ever grease my cookie sheet for these cookies. They really do slide right off. Good luck on Friday- I hope you love them as much as we do! :) Merry Christmas!

  30. Anonymous says:

    These sound delicious! I was just wondering if anyone has put the batter in the refrigerator and how it has turned out. I like to make small batches of cookies the day or two before I will bring them somewhere and since I have like three Christmas parties spread over the week I would like to make the batter one day and just bake them the day of the party. Any advice?!?

  31. Kara says:

    Has anyone tried these using a Betty Crocker gluten free cake mix? I would love to make these for my husband and daughter!

  32. Anonymous says:

    All I have in the house is white cake mix... I plan on trying it out with that!

  33. Anonymous says:

    These are AMAZING! My husband loved them! I actually used only a 1/2 mint on each cookie. They weren't quite as rich and my mints went a lot further :)

  34. Lisa says:

    These are FABULOUS! I altered the recipe a little bit - I used 1/2 cup of nonfat yogurt instead of oil, I used 1/3 cup of egg whites instead of two eggs and I only used half an Andes candy on each cookie. But let me tell you, you would NEVER know that I made the recipe more healthy. They are amazing - the true indication is, I made them for my class's holiday party and the kids had no idea that they were "healthy" cookies. The entire plate (42 cookies - I made them small) was gone in 20 minutes.

  35. Jean Knee says:

    We made these today and they are so delicious and easy. They are a new Holiday favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Sharron Powell says:

    my daughter and i just made these...OMG, they are delicious. so good and such an easy recipe to do with the kids. Thanks :)

  37. Gena says:

    Wow!! Found another cookie to add to my holiday goodies! These are jus heavenly. Thanks!!

  38. Ashley says:

    Do we follow directions for the cake mix and then add your 1/2 cup of oil & 2 eggs?

  39. Anonymous says:

    I just made these.. and they are delicious!!

    @Ashley, you only put the 1/2 cup oil and 2 eggs, do not follow the cake mix directions! Also, greasing the spoon with some Pam or butter really helps in "rolling" them off =)

  40. Anonymous says:

    I made these using GLUTEN FREE cake mix. AMAZING!!! I finally can enjoy "thin mint" cookies again. I made mine big, but they still stayed soft and chewy.

  41. Anonymous says:

    These are amazing! Even my husband loved them, and he's picky about cookies (he doesn't understand why I would ever want to make anything other than his favorite chocolate chip cookies). The only thing I'd do differently next time is maybe use the little Andes baking mints instead of the mints, or cutting the mints in half, so there is less mint on top. The mints were wider than the cookies so the edges slid off and there were big pools of mint chocolate on the baking sheet (not that I minded that...haha). I might also try with butter instead of oil. Fantastic cookie, tastes way more complex than it is :)

  42. Jamie says:

    Oh my gosh these are so delicious! I made them for a group of friends that are getting together tonight and there is NO WAY they are going to last until then. I will eat them all I think ;o)

  43. atrevino02 says:

    this is so wrong. ((omgosh i'm making them tonight))

  44. Susie Q says:

    Love these - I make them, too but I just drop a few Junior Mints on them! Everyone loves them!

  45. pwood says:

    I've made these, so GOOD! The hardest thing to do is unwrapping the mints:)

  46. Paula says:

    I made these cookies (per your directions)for homecoming at church. I thought for sure I would be taking them back home with me since there were 4-5 tables of desserts. Wrong! When the first person tasted one, word spread like wildfire. I've had so many people ask me how to make them and are amazed that it's so simple. I tried making them with dark chocolate cake mix today and they are equally as good. WHO NEEDS THIN MINTS? Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  47. Unknown says:

    Made these cookies yesterday and brought them into work today. Big hit, only one problem....I didn't make enough!

  48. HeatherHH says:

    Someone asked if these could be made with triple chocolate cake mix. Yes, that's what I did. These were easy and good. Like a 7 out of 10.

  49. Barbara Rosenzweig says:

    Thia looks absolutely fabulous!

  50. ladyscarlet88 says:

    Just made these and they are AMAZING!!! I left mine so that the mint hardened and it was perfect combo of chewy and melty!!!

  51. cookiemama says:

    You don't want to follow the directions on the cake mix. That usually would be too runny to make a cookie with the batter. You just want to follow the directions in this recipe. Good luck!

  52. The Zaugg family says:

    I made these and they were delish!! I love how easy they were. thanks for the recipe.

  53. Ashlee Cooke says:

    Loved these! Made them last night and they were a huge hit with my husband and sister-in-law and I've shared the recipe with a co-worker and friend! I made mine bigger cookies (my hubby doesn't understand why anyone would ever want a smaller cookie) and got 24 out of the batter and they were pretty much the perfect size for a single full mint each. Though still very rich, they were SOO yummy.

  54. Travelingkstater says:

    I wanna make these! My step mom does the same thing with brownie mix!

  55. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke Photography says:

    i've been making these for years, they are a favorite!!!

  56. Diane says:

    Made these yesterday and they are almost all gone! Soooo good and easy to make. Use a dark chocolate cake mix because that was what I had and they turned out great. This has now become my official go-to-recipe for needed cookies. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  57. Sara Huber says:

    I made these for the first time today. Absolutely amazing and so easy to make. I may use this basic idea and use reeses pb cups on top! Thanks for the recipie!

  58. Lori says:

    How many does this recipe make? Would be great for a cookie swap.

  59. Camille says:

    I usually get about 24-28 cookies (depending on how big/small you make them)!

  60. Jamie says: does the Andes mint set up after its cool? Would these be good for a Christmas Cookie Exchange? Or too gooey on top?


  61. Angie says:

    Made these cookies much smaller....about silver dollar size (1/2 iced- tea spoon of dough). Then cut the mints into fourths and some into sixths. Made 74 cookies and they were more of a bite size and not so rich. Of course I ate 3 instead of one! Worked great for a bridge snack. They are GOOD! The Andes mint does set up after the cookies cool.

  62. Camille says:

    These are perfect for a Christmas Cookie exchange because the mint sets up after the cookies cool. They would be the hit of the exchange party! :)

  63. Lauree says:

    I made this recipe using Betty Crocker's gluten free Devil's Food cake mix. Turned out well, but I would use a little less oil next time because the cookies were very soft. The melted mints, once set, hold the cookies together well. So yummy.

  64. Becky says:

    Thank You! I was looking for the perfect cookie exchange cookie that I could put together without sacrificing my entire day, kitchen, and bank account. These were absolutely perfect! I did discover that the Betty Crocker cake mix worked much, much better than any other others I used.

  65. Ashley Bartley says:

    I saw a comment about using melted butter instead of oil to make the cookies taste more homemade... does this work? Do you recommend butter or oil?

  66. Six Sisters says:

    After reading that comment our mom decided to try them. She added margarine which was at room temperature (so very soft). The taste was all the same - oil or margarine.

  67. Kim Riley says:

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  68. Melanie Mueller says:

    I made these for a cookie exchange as well. They were very easy and DELICIOUS!! Thank you! Love your blog! I am your newest follower!

  69. Lydia Blue says:

    of course!!!

  70. Alicia Phipps says:

    I made these today for a cookie exchange tonight, and I had to keep shooing away my son and hubby, so I'll have enough for the cookie exchange! They are SO good, and so easy to make! Thanks for such a great recipe! Your recipes are foolproof, I can always count on them turning right AND being delicious!

  71. 3Turtles says:

    Got a batch in the oven as we speak. I'm going to put them on the DIY serving tray that I am also making - you just use those Brach's peppermint star hard candies - arrange them in the shape and design you like, bake on parchment paper lined cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes - allow to cool on the cookie sheet (cools in about 5 minutes) and tah have a cheap, festive and disposable serving tray.

  72. Six Sisters says:

    That sounds so cute! What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing that with all of us. Have a great day! -The Six Sisters

  73. LAUREN says:

    I made these last week with a box of Duncan Hines Devil's Food cake mix and they were amazing. Tonight I used Pillsbury Devil's Food (it was on sale) and they didn't turn out as well. Didn't resemble cookies, a little on the dry side, and some of the mint melted off the side because they are not flat. Will not be making that mistake again. But I love making these they are so easy and such a pleaser. My kids go nuts over them.

  74. healthygirladventures says:

    can i use my cookie scooper to measure out the dough when i drop it on the pan or should i only use a spoon? should they be balls or should I lay the dough out flat before cooking?

  75. c piazza says:

    Can the finished cookie be frozen for later use?

  76. Six Sisters says:

    Yes! We froze some just last week and then thawed them and they were still great! -The Six Sisters

  77. Six Sisters says:

    Sometimes we don't even use the cookie scooper. Some of the sisters have just rolled them into balls and it works great! Don't lay the dough out flat. Hope they work for you! -The Six Sisters

  78. Six Sisters says:

    That is interesting that there is a difference between Duncan Hines and Pillsbury. Thanks for the great tip! -The Six Sisters

  79. Cathy Bolander says:

    Thank you for posting this. I just made them but I couldn't find the Original Andes mints so I used Andes Perppermint Crunch Thins which puts a peppermint red & white frosting on top. It made 33 for me & they smell great.

  80. healthygirladventures says:

    Thank you. I just made them on Saturday for a cookie exchange. They were so simple to make, which made my life a bit easier. Not only that but they tasted amazing! Everyone loved them. I had some left over and took those to my office staff. They all liked them too. Thanks for a great, yet simple recipe. What I like is that you can probably take this basic recipe and make some amazing cookies. I'd love to take a box of red velvt cake and turn them into cookies. :)

  81. Courtney says:

    I made these last week and they were amazing. Even a friend that doesn't really like mint liked the cookies. I brought them to a cookie exchange and we were eating them at the party - I don't think any were taken home. I bought more cake mix and plan to make more cookies today.

  82. Six Sisters says:

    So glad to hear that! Thanks for such a nice made our day! Merry Christmas! -The Six Sisters

  83. Laurel says:

    I made these last night and used two different cake mixes. I found that the Betty Crocker cake mix worked much, much, better than Pillsbury! Just an FYI! Great cookies, thank you for the recipe. Merry Christmas! I love your site!

  84. Six Sisters says:

    So good to know and this will help so many of our viewers! Sounds like Betty Crocker cake mix wins with this recipe! -The Six Sisters

  85. Shannon Markham says:

    I found you on Pinterest too. I just made these using a Betty Crocker mix. I used the butter instead of oil as another poster suggested (Hey, it's Christmas!) and they're just FABULOUS! Thanks so much for sharing a really great, easy recipe! I'll be back to try some others on your site!

  86. Katie says:

    Just wanted to let you know I make these a lot- so easy and good! Thank you for the recipe.

  87. Bianca @ The Pierogie Mama says:

    I've baked these cookies 3 times since Christmas.. and am about to bake my 4th batch right now...

  88. Carrie says:

    Just finished a batch, my first, my boyfriend has had three already! They're delicious, seem CRAZY decadent, are delightfully rich and so easy, I'm gonna have to watch myself with these, haha.

  89. paganoid says:

    My husband doesn't like mint so I'm covering half the cookies in peanut butter chips. Mmmmmm, melty!

  90. Krista Low says:

    My husband is a huge fan of Andes mints and they aren't something I buy very often. I would totally make his day if I made these. I am truly honored that you linked up with me @ Great Idea Thursday's!!! I love coming to Strutt Your Stuff on Saturday's and My Recipe Magic is a fabulous site. Thank you for making my day :) Krista @

  91. Derek says:

    Sounded like an easy recipe so I thought I'd give this one a go. This was as easy as it gets and very very good! I got 18 good size cookies out of this recipe. Thanks for the great idea!

  92. Jennifer says:

    Made these for a work party and they were a hit! Really super good. I did use the Pillsbury Devil's food cake mix, as I didn't see the reviews until after I bought it. I have nothing to compare it to, but they were still really good. I'll try Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines next time to compare! Thanks!

  93. Dana says:

    such an awesome idea with the whole mint/frosting thing! I'm making these tonight! Just have to pick up the mints! yum!

  94. Sarah says:

    I made these the regular way then I tried white chocolates with coconut flakes in hem by Lindt....... Yummy. It was a big bar found in the specialty candy bars at the grocery store! Lots of possibilities really next will be raspberry chocolate :)

  95. Nat says:

    Wow these sound amazing, easy, and cheap!! (Just what I was looking for) I will be trying them out for a cookie exchange. Can I use cookie cutters? I was hoping for something holiday shaped...

  96. Aims says:

    Just wondering if these freeze well after baking them. Would like to use them for a Christmas cookie exchange but we are exchanging early Dec.

  97. Cyd says:

    These will freeze just fine in an airtight container.

  98. Pat says:

    Didn't have time to read all comments, but curious if anyone has used a Brownie mix in lieu of cake mix?

  99. Mstoys says:

    My Mother In Law had a recipe I always made where you melted chocolate chips then added all your ingredients that looked very similar to these cookies. So I tested them out tonight. I used Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Super moist cake. They are not as rich as my other recipe but they tasted fantastic and are a hundred times easier to make. I have a cookie exchange and these will work perfectly. I also experimented with the sizes of Scoops. I made a batch with a small Pampered Chef Scoop and another with a medium Pampered chef Scoop. The ones with the Pampered Chef Scoop baked at the 6-9 minutes like the recipe states. The ones made with the medium scoop were a little to big to be held together, don't get me wrong they did stay together but for an exchange I didn't want to take the chance of them breaking. Another tip with the small scoop is to break the Andes Mints in Half or the full size mint slides off the cookie.

  100. MJ says:

    Easy peasy. Thank you for this simple, tasty recipe. I used a milk chocolate cake mix, the mini muffin pan & Andes Candies Mints (1/2 per cookie). They are still setting up, but my husband just tipped toed into the kitchen...

  101. Ana Laura Sanchez says:

    I want to know if you use a cake mix or a cookie mix, I wounder if the cake mix isn't very liquid for a cookie

  102. Bev says:

    Mine turned out flat. Is that normal?

  103. Jamie Oehme says:

    I ran out of Ande's mints, but guess what? Nutella worked great for the remaining cookies!

  104. Lisa says:

    These are soooo good! I can't make them fast enough & everyone keeps asking for more!

  105. Deeder says:

    Bought a bag of Andes Baking Pieces on a whim. So happy to find your recipe, made them today for X-mas cookies with a box of Betty Crocker super moist that I already had. They were so Fantastic I can't wait to give them to friends and family!!! Here's what I learned to do and not do. The tip for spraying Pam and using 2 spoons was absolutely brilliant. Mistake #1... I should of used parchment paper because the Andes baking pieces was a complete Have 2 pans to work with. Mistake #2 don't move them to a baking rack... my first batch stuck to the thing badly... had to put in fridge, chill them and pry them off. Second batch was awesome as I left them on the cookie sheet and once the Andes were melted and swirled I popped them the whole sheet in the fridge to harden. The super moist might have been the sticking issue though. I'm looking forward to making them over and over again to figure this whole thing out...LOL Thank you!!!!! YOU ROCK!!

  106. Cyd says:

    You use a cake mix but you don't make it as directed on the box. You just add the ingredients listed in the recipe.

  107. Melissa says:

    This is going to be such an awesome addition to the yearly bake sale recipes. Thank you!!

  108. KareninStLouis says:

    This was VERY helpful and necessary info. Thank you.

  109. Anthony says:

    Delicious ! We are going to make another batch include them in our holiday cookie tins.

  110. Pam Reynolds says:

    I made these tonight .. made about 24 cookies.. going to make another batch to take to my sisters for Saturday. They came out great. thanks for the recipe.

  111. Judy says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I had the devils food cake mix and the Andes mint baking chips both of my favorite ingredients by the , These are the absolute best chocolate cookie recipe that i have found cant believe i didn't think to do it before seeing your recipe, I even have a cook book that all the recipes in it use a box cake mix and this one should be in that too

  112. Lisa says:

    i just baked these on a stone (as I do all of my cookies). When I read that the cookies stick, I decided to try lining the stone with parchment. Worked perfect! No sticking. I never cool cookies completely on stones because they get hard. After spreading the chocolate, transfer to a cooling rack.Wonderful recipe! It's a keeper!

  113. Danaca says:

    Does this dough refrigerate ok? Have you ever done that?

  114. Cyd says:

    You can refrigerate the dough, but you may want to let it set out for about 30 minutes before baking.

  115. Connie H. says:

    Fabulous! Some tips: 1) Andes Mints come in “bits” so they are already unwrapped and chopped, 2) I mixed some bits into the batter so the mint flavor is all through the cookie and 3) I didn’t bother to spread the melted choc afterwards. It melted on its own and made an interesting design.

  116. Jen says:

    I would like to make these cookies for a cookie exchange on Christmas Eve (which is about a week away), can I make them on Sunday for the following Sunday without them tasting bad/old? If yes, would you suggest I put them in an airtight container in the fridge or put them in the freezer? Thanks and keep up the good work!

  117. Cyd says:

    Hi Jen, These will freeze great too!

  118. pam says:

    Great cookie and so easy to make. They firm up nicely when you let them cool on rack. I will make these again!

  119. Carol Douglass says:

    I made these for the first time in 2012, it has been a fmaily favorite ever since. They are by far the easiest and tastiest cookie to make. I sprinkle crushed candy cane on the top at Christmas

  120. Cyd says:

    Hi Carol. We are so glad you love the Andes Mint Cookies. Crushed candy canes on top sounds delicious. Have a Happy New Year.

  121. Sandy says:

    One of our favorite cookies! And soooo easy! This year I made them for Christmas with sprinkles on top!

  122. Mira says:

    No idea where to find these mints, but it looks great to me! I really LOVE mint. Been yearnin' for Chocolate AND Mint. Thanks for this, I'll be sure to try it soon. Looks like a winner for Christams Cookies AND all around the year. Some of your cookies are kind of hard though. But this looks all right. Once again, thanks!

  123. Deneine Cotillo says:

    This is always my go to when I need something quick. Everyone just loves these cookies!!

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  124. six sisters reicpes says:

    Great recipe!!

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Why are Andes mints different at Olive Garden? ›

The mint used at Olive Garden is a special flavor manufactured exclusively for the restaurant chain, but it is tastewise similar to the Mint Parfait flavor, containing the same layers, but at different ratios.

Are Andes Baking Chips the same as Andes mints? ›

The Andes baking chips resemble a tiny, adorable version of the classic rectangular Andes mints. Like the iconic after-dinner treat, the baking chips have a smooth layer of green mint between two layers of rich chocolate.

What type of mint is used in Andes mints? ›

Peppermint Extract - The Mint, in Andes Mint.

Why are they called Andes mints? ›

While the brand's mountainous logo evokes the cool air of the Peruvian mountains, the name is actually a riff on the original company founder, Andrew Kanelos, who, in the 1920s, had a Chicago store he called Andes Candies.

Can you buy a box of mints from Olive Garden? ›

Can I buy a box of the mint chocolates! The one in the store just isn't the same.” In the short clip, TikTok user Yazzibae asks an Olive Garden employee if she can buy a box of Andes Chocolate Mints, which is the refreshing candy served at the end of every meal at the iconic eatery. “Absolutely,” confirms the employee.

Can you buy the Olive Garden mints? ›

The candies feature a thin layer of chocolate with a crème de menthe flavoring. The design and wrapper of the candy can only be found at Olive Garden, although you can buy Andes mints at local retailers or on Amazon.

Are Olive Garden mints just Andes mints? ›

Breaking News. The mints are made by the Andes Mint Company. The candies feature a thin layer of chocolate with a crème de menthe flavoring.

What Starbucks drink tastes like Andes Mint? ›

To customize this drink, Totally the Bomb says to start with a cold brew drink base and add two pumps each of mocha and white mocha sauces. Then, ask your barista to blend two pumps of peppermint syrup into the cold foam topping, and if you want an extra sweet finish, you can also request some chocolate curls.

What is a substitute for Andes baking chips? ›

If you can't find the Andes peppermint crunch baking chips, you can buy the Andes Peppermint Crunch Thins and chop them up. If you can't find candy canes, you can crush up peppermint candies. Important note-don't go crazy with the candy canes because they will melt.

Who owns Andes mints? ›

According to a representative from Tootsie Roll Industries, which acquired Andes Mints in 2000 from candymaker E.J. Brach, "Andes Mints were created by Chicago candy store owner Andrew Kanelos in 1921." Initially, his store was called Andy's Candies, named after himself, but he later changed the spelling of the ...

How long are Andes mints good for? ›

I would say a little over 6 months, and of course keeping them nice and cold.

What types of mint are not edible? ›

Pennyroyal. While pennyroyal is a type of mint, it differs from most in some important respects. For one thing, its most popular use currently is as a pest deterrent rather than as a culinary herb. This mint is toxic and should not be consumed.

Does Tootsie Roll own Andes Mints? ›

Andes joined the Tootsie family in 2000, expanding its line in 2003 to include Crème de Menthe baking chips. Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips were added in 2005.

Does Olive Garden still give out Andes mints? ›

However, one thing at Olive Garden that has not changed is the classic after-dinner Andes mints. A tradition that began only a few years after the first Olive Garden opened in 1982, Olive Garden's wait staff almost always give each guest a piece of minty chocolate with their bill.

Do Andes mints help with digestion? ›

Benefits Of Mints

The reason that mints are both refreshing and soothing is due to the presence of peppermint, wintergreen, or spearmint in the candies. The mint oil in the confection can stimulate your stomach lining and ease stomach pain, reduce gas, and facilitate digestion.

What's the difference between Olive Garden Andes and regular? ›

While store-bought Andes mints won't have the Olive Garden logo on them, they are still made with the same chocolate as the ones from Olive Garden. In fact, the only difference between the two versions is the packaging.

What brand mints does Olive Garden use? ›

“We first partnered with Andes in 1986 – just two years after Olive Garden opened – and we've been serving our specially-made Andes After-Dinner Mints ever since,” Jaime Bunker, the senior vice president of marketing at Olive Garden, said in an email to Salon earlier this year.

Are Andes Mints peppermint or spearmint? ›

Original Andes Creme De Menthe Ingredients: Sugar, Palm Kernel And Palm Oil, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Nonfat Milk, Lactose, Milk Protein Concentrate, Soy Lecithin (An Emulsifier), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Peppermint Oil, Colors Added (Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1 Lake).


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