“Andy’s” cookies

These  innocent cookies have a sweet surprise in the middle! “Andy’s” Cookies have an Andes Mint surprise hidden in the middle! If you don’t love surprises as much as I do, you can chop up your mints and mix them in to your cookie dough the way you would chocolate chips for chocolate chip cookies.

Andy's cookies

Andy’s Cookies


  • 2 1/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 Cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 Cup firmly-packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 packages of Ande’s Mints, cut mints in half to make small squares.
  • colored sugars or chocolate for decorating


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg, yolk, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  4. Roll dough into 1″ balls and insert mint chocolate and shape dough around to cover the chocolate.
  5. Place cookies 2″ apart on your cookie sheet.
  6. If you want to decorate with colored sugars, apply before baking in the oven. Otherwise, wait until after baked and cooled to decorated with drizzled chocolate.
  7. Bake  about 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let stand  a couple minutes before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen.
Posted by on December 14th, 2010