Chocolate Andes Mint Cookies

Total Time
15 mins
30 mins

These are chocolate cookies with just the right amount of mint! These cookies usually pleasantly surprise people when they have never had them before. I can only find the green bags of Andes mint baking chips at Wal Mart, and I usually stock up on them, because this is fast becoming our friends' and is already one of my husband's favorite type of cookies. This recipe also doubles well.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Cream butter, shortening, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add vanilla extract and eggs, beating well.
  5. Switch from an electric mixer to a sturdy spoon, and gradually mix in the flour mixture.
  6. Stir in mint chips. The dough will be VERY stiff.
  7. Drop by well-rounded teaspoons (I use a cookie scoop) onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes, until centers are set.
  9. Remove immediately (be careful, so cookies do not fall apart) to wire racks to cool completely.