Guys!!!! CHRISTMAS COOKIES!!
Pretty much the best thing ever, right?! Five years ago, I had my first Christmas away from home. My sister and I were living in Florida and it was just two of us. We went to the movies, got Chinese food, and then spent the whole night making batch after batch of Christmas cookies! Every year since then I start getting super excited about baking cookies as soon as December hits!
This month, Secret Recipe Club gave me an extra excuse to bake cookies! Usually SRC takes a break for the holidays, but this year a whole bunch of us decided to participate in a virtual cookie exchange! We were each assigned another blog from which we had to choose a cookie recipe to bake. Today everyone is posting the cookie recipes they decided to bake, so now you’ve all got a HUGE round up of Christmas cookies for your holiday baking. Hooray!
I was assigned the blog Our Eating Habits, written by Jamie, who loves to try new recipes with her family! She has got all kinds of recipes, from breakfast to dinner to dessert. Apparently she loves to bake, because she’s got a TON of baking recipes, including lots of cookie recipes. So I was excited that I had a wide variety to choose from.
These Cran-Pistachio Sugar Cookies sounded so yummy and are perfect for the holidays with their green and red ingredients! Pumpkin Gingersnaps (two of my favorite seasonal flavors) and Coconut M&M Cookies also sounded really yummy.
I ended up deciding on Jamie’s Andes Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies. I just can’t say no to minty desserts this time of year! Jamie originally found the recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction, and I am so glad that she did. These cookies were soft, pillowy and full of amazing melt-in-your-mouth Andes mints.
- ½ cup unsalted butter- softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 package Andes Crème de Menthe baking chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Using an electric or stand mixer, beat together butter and both sugars until creamy. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Beat until combined.
- Add in baking soda, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder and 1¼ cups of the flour, and beat slowly until combined. Add in last cup of flour and milk, and beat until thoroughly combined.
- Add the baking chips and mix on low a few seconds until they are incorporated into the dough.
- Place rounded tablespoons of dough on a baking sheet, about an inch apart.
- Bake cookies for 10 minutes. Let cool a few minutes on the baking sheets, then move to a cooling rack.
Becca from It's Yummi! says
I’ve been known to sit in my car and eat Andes candies like nobody is watching me… I’m SO in love with this recipe!
Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines says
My favorite flavor combination~Happy Holidays~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines
Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook says
I just love your plate!
I used Andes for a cookie exchange four years ago (wow, can that be right!?) and they were amazing. I don’t recall the recipe but these sure look like they’ll do!
Michaela ~ An Affair from the Heart says
These are stunning! I can’t wait to try them!! 🙂 Pinned! 🙂 Michaela – An Affair from the Heart – SRC/B
Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm says
LOVE mint cookies. Great choice.
Erin @ Making Memories says
I think I could eat Andes mints on everything. Great cookies!
Nicole (@hapatite) says
Wow, these sound great! I love mint and chocolate and just picked up some andes chunks yesterday. I guess it was meant to be!
My daughter loves chocolate and mint together – I may surprise her with a batch of these.
Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair says
Chocolate and mint – a perfect pairing! I bet these are delicious! Happy Holidays!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I love these cookies, Jess! They look like the ultimate Christmas kind with the mint and chocolate chunks! Pass me a plate of these, please!
I love chocolate mint cookies this time of year. Great SRC post.
Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil) says
Ahh, talk about Christmas in a cookie – I haven’t had Andes mint chocolates in ages and I’m sure they’d taste pretty great in a cookie.
Amanda E says
These look fantastic – I love Andes mint and putting them in a cookie just sounds fantastic 🙂 Awesome SRC pick
susan @ the wimpy vegetarian says
Andes mint chocolates are the BEST! I’ve hidden some in drawers to make sure I get my fair share in our house! I would love these cookies – perfect choice. I really enjoyed being with your blog again for this cookie-fest!
I couldn’t agree more with you….how good are Christmas cookies!! These ones look amazing – great job!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
I can’t resist chocolate and mint this time of year either! These look so good, I might just have to sneak in a batch before baby arrives!
Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories says
Totally pinned these. They look amazing. Your post is wonderful.
Emily @ Life on Food says
These cookies look so good. Thick and chewy! Just the way I love them.
These mints remind me of my grandma, in a sweetly nostalgic way. I love how they are put to delicious use in these cookies – thanks for the sweet memory, too!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Such delicious looking cookies! I love Andes mints. Mostly because it reminds me of being in fancy hotels where they leave a mint on your pillow.
Haha yes!! They always remind me of cruises!
Annie @Maebells says
Andes are only my most favorite candy EVER! I love these!
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
OMGosh – I love love love Andes Mints! I can just imagine how great these cookies are! Yum!
YUM. I love Andes mints so much. Pinning for later.
Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen says
I love Andes mints, and it’s been way too long since I’ve had them! These cookies look like the perfect way to bring them back into my life. 🙂 Pinned!
Kelly @ Trial and Eater says
I love andes mints – when I was younger, I used to love going to Olive Garden just to get the after dinner ones they’d give you! All my family members would even give me their share (now that’s love!).
Haha! That’s right, they do have them there!! Haven’t been there forever!
Rachel @ Bakerita says
Ahh yes these look so delicious!! I love those little Andes mint chips, and these cookies look so chocolatey. Pinned!
Kathy @ Olives & Garlic says
OMG, Jess, you had me at Andes. I love Andes and this might become my favorite cookie. What a wonderful combo.
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These are definitely my kinda cookies! I love anything minty/chocolate and I can hardly stand how soft and chewy these babies look!
What a fun cookie swap, and your match up had to be very happy with these! I love mint and chocolate together — these look like the perfect Christmas cookie!
Nora @ Savory Nothings says
What a fun idea! The cookies look AMAZING! And I love the festive plate 😀
Saundra @ FamishedFish says
I fear I would eat the entire batch if I made these…oh my yum and chocolate mint addiction 😛
Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron says
These cookies look absolutely amazing, Jess! I have sadly never seen andes mint choc chunks in Canada, and by the looks of it, we are seriously missing out!! These look so good, wish I had one to dunk in my coffee right now 🙂 Happy holidays!
Mary Ann Gilmore says
Made these Andes Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies for a Christmas dessert table. They were a big hit. Thanks for sharing this recipe!