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Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Mint chocolate pudding cookies are your favorite Andes Mints in cookie form


I love discovering fun ingredients when I’m at the grocery store or just in the baking aisle at Target or Walmart. Sometimes they carry things groceries stores don’t carry. When I stumbled across the Andes Baking Mints, I immediately snatched up two bags. I remember seeing them in recipes last year but couldn’t, for the life of me, find them anywhere. This year, I got an early start, I guess.

It’s so hard not to eat the entire bag just by itself. I LOVE Andes mints. When we were younger, my mom would buy packages of the Andes mints for us and it was a real treat whenever we got one after dinner. I don’t know why we made it such a huge deal, but when you’re that young, you think it’s the greatest thing in the entire world. It’s funny that Andes mints evoke so much memory for me. It’s just something I vividly remember. That green wrapper and the dark chocolate & mint covered bottom. I also remember going to Olive Garden and being all like, “OMG they give you ANDES MINTS as a thank you treat.” Haha, the little things in life..and then you realize you were excited over an Andes mint at Olive Garden…

So, a lot of people associate mint and chocolate as a winter time/Christmas dessert but I don’t think this counts as that. I mean, mint chocolate chip ice cream is an anytime thing, so these cookies are definitely anytime too :) plus, why would you wait to make these? I’m officially addicted to pudding in cookies. I love soft cookies and the fact that pudding makes cookies soft for DAYS after it was made, it’s like the best addition to any cookie recipe. If you haven’t tried my butterscotch pudding cookies, you now have TWO pudding cookies to choose from and you must get pudding cookies in your life, asap.


Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
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Serves: approx. 3 dozen
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) package of chocolate fudge pudding mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup Andes mint baking chips
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until creamy and fluffy. Add in the pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat well until incorporated.
  4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the mint chips with a spatula.
  5. Drop cookies onto baking sheet with a cookie scoop (I used a medium cookie scoop) and bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden around the edges.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire cooling racks to cool completely.
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

 

49 COMMENTS

  1. 10/22/2012 at 7:35 am

    Get. Out.

    And then get in my mouth.

  2. 10/22/2012 at 7:40 am

    Amazing. Lloyd will LOVE these.

  3. 10/22/2012 at 7:47 am

    My boyfriend loves the chocolate/mint combo so I think he would go totally crazy for these cookies!

  4. 10/22/2012 at 8:06 am

    I’m one of those people that associate it with Christmas but I’m always happy with chocolate + mint anything at any time. :) And I’m putting those mints on my must-buy-in-the-US list!

  5. 10/22/2012 at 8:34 am

    1. i love mint. 2. i love pudding cookies.
    Can’t wait to make!!!!!

  6. 10/22/2012 at 8:49 am

    I think the heavens are telling me something–SECOND pudding cookie recipe I’ve seen today. I’ve used pudding mix for ultra moist cakes before, but never for cookies. Yum, yum. Also, Andes mint pieces are outrageously good. Try them in chocolate chip cookies, in place of the regular chips. To die for!

  7. 10/22/2012 at 9:35 am

    I’ve been dying to try your butterscotch pudding cookies, I loooove soft cookies to..my fav! These sound equally delicious! Im going to have to give this pudding-cookie thing a go! Thanks! :)

  8. 10/22/2012 at 9:54 am

    I love mint + chocolate anyyyytime of year. It’s just perfect. So are pudding cookies. And so are Andes Mints which, yes, I have fond childhood memories of, too :) also, other restaurants need to get with it. A toothpick for after dinner? Forreals? We should start yelling “BUT OLIVE GARDEN GIVES YOU ANDES MINTS! ANDES. MINTS.” I think it’s a perfect plan.

  9. 10/22/2012 at 10:18 am

    I agree! Chocolate and Mint is a all seasons type of flavoring! hehe Andes Mints were one of my favorite as a child as well. =)

  10. 10/22/2012 at 10:20 am

    Oh my these looks SOO good!

  11. 10/22/2012 at 10:28 am

    So making these soon! I am addicted to pudding in cookies too, and chocolate/mint is one of my favorite combinations!

  12. 10/22/2012 at 10:48 am

    Must.Make.These!

  13. 10/22/2012 at 11:05 am

    I love chocolate and mint together! And I just love pudding cookies and all the fun variations there are on them:-)

  14. 10/22/2012 at 11:08 am

    I use this same recipe for my pudding cookies! Definitely need to put Andes mints in them the next time!

  15. 10/22/2012 at 11:31 am

    Mint is good year round. I have a very similar recipe with the most gosh awful pic. lol!

  16. 10/22/2012 at 11:33 am

    YESSSS PLEASEE!

  17. 10/22/2012 at 12:00 pm

    Bookmarked- making these!

  18. 10/22/2012 at 12:24 pm

    Andes Mint Chips were my obsession last year… also… they have peppermint white chocolate (not in chip form) but I break them up into chunks… those a freaking awesome!

    • 10/22/2012 at 12:37 pm

      I actually got those peppermint white baking chips a couple weeks ago! They were in baking chip form!

  19. 10/22/2012 at 12:46 pm

    No you didn’t! Seriously. This might cure my mint aversion.

  20. 10/22/2012 at 1:37 pm

    I love Andes – I just can’t stop eating that. I bumped into their minty baking chips couple weeks ago, so this is perfect!

  21. 10/22/2012 at 1:38 pm

    Oh yea, love those baking chips! And yes, mint chocolate is for all year round. Love these, girl!

  22. Aly
    10/22/2012 at 2:44 pm

    I miss Andes candies at restaurants. They are hard for me to find at the store and they are so tasty!

  23. 10/22/2012 at 3:03 pm

    Andes are my favorite! I absolutely love anything chocolate & mint… At Starbucks, I used to order mochas with a couple pumps of peppermint year-round cause I just couldn’t wait for Christmas to order Peppermint Mochas! These sound incredible, and I love the addition of the pudding mix!

  24. 10/22/2012 at 4:22 pm

    Love these, Julie. Of course, I’ll never turn a good cookie down! :)

  25. 10/22/2012 at 5:28 pm

    To me, Andes reminds me of my grandma. I don’t actually know if she ever ate them or if I just had a dream, but they seem vintage to me. How can that ever be bad? I usually associate them with Christmas time as well, but no longer! At least I’ll try.

  26. 10/22/2012 at 5:42 pm

    Oh goodness, these look amazing! I want all of them please!

  27. 10/22/2012 at 8:59 pm

    I love those nades mint baking chips! I just bought two more bags because I used all mine up for my andes mint fudge! I’ve never tried pudding cookies before Julie. I know, I’m really missing out!! Oh and mint + chocolate knows no seasons! Hence my mint chocolate recipes all year round lol.

  28. 10/22/2012 at 9:47 pm

    I think Andes are definitely an anytime treat too. And right now sounds fantastic :) I love these cookies!

  29. 10/22/2012 at 11:52 pm

    I think it’s so cute how the Andes mint evoke such an awesome memory. I don’t think I’ve actually tried them before (shocking, I know) but that needs to change! I hope I can find a bag of these at Target so I can make these cookies. I have yet to try pudding cookies but I’m definitely sold on it, especially if it keeps the cookies soft for days! :)

  30. 10/23/2012 at 7:51 am

    Yes! Olive Garden & Andes mints! My childhood! :)

  31. 10/23/2012 at 2:01 pm

    When I was a kid, I was obsessed with those Andes mint candies. Now that I can buy them myself, I feel like I’m still obsessed with them because I can use them in baking.

  32. 10/23/2012 at 2:26 pm

    I love those Andes baking chips! I could definitely eat the entire bag too. :/ These look yummy. I’ve got to get in on the pudding trend!

  33. Pam
    10/23/2012 at 4:19 pm

    I’m so lucky that Julie shared this cookie with me. I love chocolate and mint together and these are soft and delicious!

  34. 10/23/2012 at 10:26 pm

    So I made double chocolate cookies for Ben tonight and he asked if they were this recipe. When I told him “no”, he was visibly disappointed. Apparently you need to come back out here and make them for him haha Cause any cookies I make just won’t cut it haha
    And now I MUST find those andes mint chips

  35. 10/24/2012 at 12:01 pm

    Oh my gosh!

  36. 10/24/2012 at 10:11 pm

    I’m drooling over these cookies! They look amazing!

  37. 10/30/2012 at 10:19 pm

    I am obsessed with all things chocolate and mint so of course I need these cookies in my life! They look so perfectly soft!

  38. Nicolle Martin
    12/06/2012 at 1:41 pm

    Can’t seem to find the cocoa – any suggested substitutes?

    • 12/06/2012 at 2:21 pm

      If you can find carob powder that would be an equivalent substitute.

  39. Nicolle
    12/06/2012 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks! What about the Hershey’s cocoa powder?

    • 12/06/2012 at 9:27 pm

      Oh, didn’t realize you were saying you can’t find dutch-processed cocoa. I thought you were asking for a substitute for cocoa powder. In regards to your question, you can certainly use any kind of unsweetened cocoa powder as a substitute for dutch-processed cocoa powder.

  40. Nicolle Martin
    12/06/2012 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you for your help. I ended up researching and learning the difference between unsweetened Hershey’s cocoa and Dutch processed cocoa and making the necessary changes. Anywho, made these tonight for my son’s preschool cookie walk on Saturday-These. Are. The. Bomb. Oh wow! Thanks for the recipe! I might just have to try the peppermint chips now!

  41. Carolann
    05/23/2013 at 9:24 pm

    Great cookies every time! I omitted the mint chips and they are stil fantastic, sometimes I scoop chunky peanut butter into the middles before baking, so amazing!

    • 05/23/2013 at 9:56 pm

      That sounds SO good Carolann!! I love a good scoop of chunky pb in my desserts every now and then!!

  42. Aska
    12/04/2013 at 10:23 pm

    Hi. i made these cookies tonight. it was really yummy. but mine didn’t turn out like yours. you’re cookies looks more thick. and like cake….i mixed all the ingredients by mixer except folding chips…do you use spatula to mix the wet ingredients? I would like to make this on the weekend again so please give me a tip!

    • 12/05/2013 at 7:51 am

      Hi Aska, I’m glad you made them and enjoyed them! The only thing I can think of, as to why your cookies weren’t as thick and cake-like is: you might’ve over-beat your batter and what size cookie scoop did you use? If you want your cookies to be thicker, you should make a larger ball with it (use about 1 1/2 tbsp.) and don’t flatten it. It’ll flatten itself when baking. Another reason could be altitude? Are you baking at a higher altitude?

      • Aska
        12/06/2013 at 1:47 pm

        I think I might overbeat and i made it too small! I will try to make them bigger next time! Thanks for the reply!, Julie!

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