Day 2: Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies*

At the gym there is an unspoken rule that if someone has headphones in, don’t try to talk to them. I went to the gym today at around 1 (because no one is there at that time to point and laugh), and was one of probably 15 people there. It was glorious. I climbed on my arch nemesis the elliptical and started chugging along.  There was only 1 other person using the ellipticals and she was 12 ellipticals away from me. When up walks Granny. Granny was probably about 60 years old, smelled like she swam in a bucket of cigarette butts, and had on a tank top that left nothing to the imagination. First off, she motioned to me to take out my headphones and asked if the machine next to me was free. Then before I could answer, she climbed on and started telling me about her son who just got locked up and how he’s looking for a good woman. I don’t know how these people pick me…at the gym I already looked pissed off because, hello, I’m sweating. And then you combine it with the fact that I was wearing the Don’t Talk To Me headphones. But whatever, I thank her, because she made me pick up my speed so I could hit my 2 miles and get home to cookies!


Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies

Yield: 2 Dozen


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
5 Tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup Andes mint chips


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour through salt).

In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together on high speed for 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Add the flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, and mix until combined. Fold in the mint chips.

Drop the dough by teaspoon-fulls onto a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until no longer doughy. Cool completely on a wire rack.

80 calories per cookie

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20 Responses to “Day 2: Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies”

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    Robyn — December 7, 2010 @ 1:46 am

    he he… you always make me laugh. That’s clear dismissal of gym ettiquette! pfft! At least it’s better than those who walk around naked in the gym bathrooms. I’m just saying.

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    Rachel — December 7, 2010 @ 8:26 am

    I tried the cookie recipe straight from andes and it bombed – seriously bombed. It tasted okay but they were flatter than flat even after chilling the dough overnight! Yours look wonderful and I’ve been hoping to find a chocolate cookie recipe to throw the remaining andes pieces in with. Fingers crossed :)

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    Liz @ Blog is the New Black — December 7, 2010 @ 8:45 am

    These look insane, the combo of mint and chocolate is my favorite!

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    Ryan @ Ryan's Baking Blog — December 7, 2010 @ 10:46 am

    I love Andes mints, these cookies look delicious!

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    Cara — December 7, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

    I just bought some Andes mints pieces and was wondering what I could make with them! YAY!

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    Kim — December 7, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

    I personally think you should change the name of these cookies and dedicate them to that old woman at the gym! Anyway, these look delcious. I think I will have to add to my Christmas cookie list!

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — December 7, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

    Oh how I love Andes mints! I never thought to use them in cookies – these are beautiful!

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    notyet100 — December 7, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

    ummm perfect

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    Paula — December 7, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

    I love Andes mints so I can only imagine how good these cookies are.

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    Mom — December 7, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

    Hello! You are making me a basket with my own cookies? Yes? And for the ear buds…..I really hate it when I get on a plane with them on and the person beside me wants to chat! Of course sometimes I make my beautiful daughter sit where she doesn’t want to and she has on the i pod and I have to talk with the big guy next to us! Yikes! Ha Ha.

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    Anna Johnston — December 8, 2010 @ 3:17 am

    Hahahaaa, yep, people who break the ‘headphone rule’ are a tribe all to themselves :)

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    Katie — December 10, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    Oh my – what a strange gym experience! I feel you though – the weird people always seem to find me too!

    Again…chocolate and mint combo….I want!

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    Alysa @ — December 14, 2010 @ 11:41 pm

    I love the ciggy granny talking your ear off, too funny! I have been looking for an Andes cookie recipe, so thanks for posting this :)

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    Merlot Dalton — December 15, 2010 @ 1:20 am

    I just made these and they are DELICIOUS! thanks for the recipe and i love your blog!

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    Trish — December 20, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    These sound wonderful. I love mint and chocolate together. A perfect festive cookie!

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    Heather — December 13, 2011 @ 12:26 am

    I’m not one to comment on cooking sites, but I just had to on this one. These cookies are amazing. Very easy..I ended up doubling the recipe. The dough was crumbly (kinda like a pb cookie dough) so I treated it as such. The cookies were amazing for my family and friends. thank you..

    • Jessica replied: — December 15th, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

      I am so glad you liked them Heather! And took the time to come by and let me know. :-)

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    Mindy Pitre — January 13, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

    These cookies rocked Jessica! Thanks again.

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