Andes Mint Grinch Cookies

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These cookies are the perfect Christmas Cookie! The bright green and minty flavor are a wonderful combination! These Andes Mint Cookies would also be great a for a cookie exchange! Happy Baking!

Andes Mint Grinch Cookies

Ingredients
2 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter (at room temperature)
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp mint extract
15-20 drops green food coloring
1 bag of Andes mints (chopped or broken apart)

Directions
Preheat oven 375 degrees. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside. Unwrap the Andes Mints

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and mint extract. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients and add the green food coloring. Mix until even colored. Last fold in the chopped Andes mints. (I also added some milk chocolate chips... just because I LOVE milk chocolate!)

Put in the refrigerator until the dough is cool.

Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls.  To make them more rounded when they come out, flatten the balls as you place them onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let stand on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before moving them to wire racks to cool.

We watched The Grinch as we ate these cookies! My kids were in their heaven!

Recipe from craftyc0rn3r
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  1. I love Andes Mints!! The only time I ever really have them is that rare occasion we go to Olive Garden and I always ask the waitress to bring extra ;0) This will give me a good excuse to go out and buy a whole bag.

  2. Julsb509 says:

    I made these yesterday for a neighborhood Christmas party and they were a hit, and my boyfriend requested they be added to the holiday dessert rotation. My grocery store doesn’t carry Andes for some odd reason, so I used Hershey’s dark chocolate mint truffle kisses and they worked wonderfully. Thanks for the great recipe!!

  3. coffe4meplz says:

    When it says mint extract, would peppermint extract work as a substitute? I’ve been told this is a no no when making brownies or chocolate cookies and to only use peppermint ex. So which one does this recipe call for?

  4. Missy says:

    Do you think I could use a bag of sugar cookie mix as the base and add the mint extract to it? I am a lazy cookie maker. ;)

    • Kelly says:

      Betty Crocker has a recipe using the sugar cookie mix – mint chocolate chip cookies. I made them – very good. But I’m glad to have the homemade version – Thanks Six Sisters!!

  5. Lexi says:

    Sounds YUMMY! I love mint and chocolate and I love Andes mints! Is there by any chance a low-fat recipe or one with less sugar or a healthy alternative (not splenda or anything with aspartame in it) by any chance? If not I may just make the cookies as you have the recipe! But I am trying to stick to healthier eating so I thought I would ask. I am unable to watch The Grinch on TV but it is on my list of DVDs to buy when I have a DVD player to watch it on! ;) Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  6. Tabitha says:

    Did you use mint extract or peppermint extract? I have read that the two taste different so I am wondering which one I should use.

    • Cyd says:

      Andes mints come in a 4.67 ounce box with about 28 mints in the box. You can find them on the candy aisle at the store or during the Holidays they are found by the holiday candy. They are chocolate with a thin green layer in the middle. They have been around for years and years. Hope this helps. :)

  7. Jay P. says:

    Just finished making these for the first time. Couldn’t readily find a bag of Andies mints, except for their holiday peppermint bark. So I used an 8oz bag of mint M&M’s. Thwy turned out adorable — extra minty, and the M&M’s were various hues of green. So they’re the perfect substitute for the Andies!

  8. Gerri Patterson says:

    I am going to make these for a cookie swap and have a few questions before I begin. Thanks to other comments they answered some of my questions. The recipe calls for a bag of Andes, I could not find a bag to see what the ounces were to compare with the 4.67 oz. could you help me out.

  9. Holly says:

    My daughter and I just made these cookies and they came out awesome! They taste great and look so festive! We actually got 5 dozen out of the recipe.

  10. krh5083 says:

    This look wonderful. Mint/chocolate may be my favorite combination of all time. I wonder how it would work out if I incorporated some elements of this recipe into a sugar cookie (the mints, extract, and food coloring) so that I could make cutouts. I’ve been looking online and they have Grinch cookie cutters. Would love to try it. Has anyone else done something like this?

  11. Kristen says:

    Just an FYI. I bought the ingredients to make these yesterday. I originally picked up the box of Andes mints from the candy aisle, but then when I got to the baking section a few aisles down, I found a bag of mint andes baking pieces. It was a 10 ounce bag and was cheaper than the 4.67 ounce box I had found in the candy aisle. I’m assuming they taste exactly the same, and they’re cheaper, plus they’re already chopped so you can skip that step.

  12. Jessica says:

    I made these as a new addition to my annual bake of cookies. My kids LOVED these. I can’t thank you enough for posting this and sharing with the world. They seem to be a hit at work as well. You rock!!

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