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Andes Mint Grinch Cookies Recipe

These cookies are the perfect Christmas Cookie! The bright green and minty flavor are a wonderful combination. Serve with hot chocolate while you watch a Christmas movie.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Andes Mint, andes mint cookies, Grinch Cookies, mint chocolate, mint chocolate cookies
Servings: 36 people
Calories: 115kcal


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract (or peppermint extract - whatever you have available)
  • 15-20 drops green food coloring
  • 1 box Andes mints (about 28 pieces; chopped or broken into small pieces)
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)


  • Preheat oven 375 degrees. Unwrap all the Andes Mints and chop up into small pieces. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, milk, and mint extract.
  • Gradually blend in the dry ingredients and add the green food coloring. Mix until dough is evenly colored.
  • Fold in the chopped Andes mints (and chocolate chips if using).
  • Put dough in the refrigerator until the dough is cool (about 30-40 minutes)
  • Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let stand on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before moving them to wire racks to cool.


Why chill the dough?
The longer you chill the dough, the more flavor will develop (it really helps that mint flavor to come alive!).
The flour will also absorb more of the moisture so the thicker and chewier the final texture will be.
Chilling your dough also helps these cookies not to spread as much while you bake them, so you get a thicker, chewier cookie.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg