Andes Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are bursting with chewy chocolate goodness and a hint of mint. Perfect for Christmas cookie gift boxes.
It’s Christmas cookie week around here so I thought I’d share a recipe with you. These Andes Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a spin-off of crinkle cookies I’ve shared on here before. I can’t get enough of this cookie. Since baking is my love language, I wanted to make some cookies to share in holiday gifts this year.
I couldn’t wait to share this cookie box with you. I was inspired by Frosting and Fettucine with her cookie box last year. It was such a cute idea I knew I had to make my own and pass some out. I picked up the cute wooden box at Target in their Bullseye Dollar Spot section – not sure what it’s called these days. But that area is dangerous to me. I am always buying all the things there and my friends and niece have banned me from the area.
Another cute idea I saw on Instagram was to put cookies on a cookie sheet (Quarter size or Eighth size) and give the sheet pan as a gift too. I love that!
This cookie box has some of my favorites and a couple of new recipes I’ll be sharing today and tomorrow here on the blog. I also included Snickerdoodles, Peanut Butter Blossom cookies and my favorite Reindeer Noses. For gifting, I always like to make Spritz cookies because they are a favorite of a couple of cousins. The reindeer noses make an appearance because they’re a favorite of mine. I love these Andes Mint Chocolate Crinkle cookies because they are so rich in chocolate goodness with just a hint of mint.
My niece insisted she was not going to like them because she doesn’t like mint and chocolate together. She also hasn’t seen a lot of classic Christmas movies so I don’t know where we went wrong with her. But after a taste she actually admitted they were good. Whew.
I’ll share the Mexican Wedding Cookies with you tomorrow. And you can always scroll through my cookie collection to get some ideas of other cookies that may be good for your gifting ideas.
Andes Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Yields 30 cookies
3 hrs, 15 sPrep Time
11 minsCook Time
3 hrs, 26 sTotal Time
- 1 c unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 c white sugar
- 1/2 c vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 c all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 c Andes Mints, chopped
- 1/2 c mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 c confectioners powdered sugar
- In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to mix cocoa powder, sugar and vegetable oil.
- Add in eggs one at a time and mix together. Mix in vanilla extract.
- Gradually add flour, baking powder and salt.
- Scrape down sides of bowl occasionally to ensure it all gets mixed together.
- Fold in chocolate chips and chopped mints.
- Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
- Place silpat on baking sheets. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Using a small cookie scoop, form dough into balls and dip into powdered sugar.
- Bake for 6 minutes then place a square of mint on the cookie and continue baking for additional 4-5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies cool for 5 minutes then move to cooling rack.