Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies

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Baking season is here! I honestly cannot believe Thanksgiving is next week. Time flies! And we say that every year around this time. Where did summer go?! But this is my favorite time of year. It’s just so nice and cozy and I love spending time with family. So this is a great recipe to kick off the holidays. Basically a chocolate chip cookie but with Andes mints instead! SO DELICIOUS! There is a recipe on the back of the bag and I have made those before, but this one is slightly different and I like it better. The secret ingredient that I think ALL cookies need is corn starch. I’m not sure the science behind it or what it actually does. But the cookies just taste better and they have a better texture.

So, let’s go ahead and bake up some of these!!

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons corn starch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter at room temp
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups Andes Baking Chips (pictured above)

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars. Add egg and beat until well combined. Slowly beat in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in Andes baking chips. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Drop the chilled cookie dough by rounded spoonfulls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy! Store covered at room temperature.

Makes 2 dozen cookies

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Christmas Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Tis the season for baking cookies and I just love it! I made these to be a prop in our Christmas card picture. I’ll post that another time 😉 These cookies are so delicious because not only are there dark chocolate chips in them, but also mint M&M’s!! So Christmasy and delightful. Yum. Let’s get to cookie baking…

What you will need…

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 bag mint M&M’s
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa. Set aside. In another large bowl, mix butter and both sugars until combined. Add eggs and peppermint extract and mix until combined. Add in flour mixture and mix until combined. Stir in M&M’s and chocolate chips. Put in fridge for 20 minutes.

Drop dough by 1 inch balls onto prepared cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on wire rack and enjoy!