Because I’m feeling a little mint chocolate obsessed lately, I decided to make this amazing Andes Mint Brownie Cookies Recipe. Chocolate, mint, and easy?! That’s the best kind of recipe.
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For real, though, these mint cookies are ridiculously simple and WAY too tasty. Don’t expect them to last long on the counter, because there will be way too many kids hands grabbing them right off, leaving only crumbs.
How Long do Mint Brownie Cookies Last?
Speaking of kids stealing cookies, I never expect my cookies to last long because the boys just grab them right off the counter in little drive-by snacking incidents. Kind of the funnest part of baking is seeing people enjoy it, so I don’t view this as a bad thing.
But, if I wanted these cookies to last longer, I’d put them in an airtight container on the counter. They’ll last from 3-5 days before they start to dry out.
I wouldn’t put them in the fridge, though, because chocolate chips tend to get that odd film on them and I don’t like that.
Can You Freeze Mint Chocolate Brownie Cookies?
For the same reason I wouldn’t put the brownie mix cookies in the fridge, I wouldn’t put them in the freezer. However, I would DEFINITELY put the batter in the freezer.
Because you’re going to be baking the cookies after they’re in the freezer, that weird film will bake away. So, I’m good with putting the batter in the freezer. You can expect it to last anywhere from 3-5 months in the freezer. Then you can just pop it out, bake it and you’re done!
Tips to Make Andes Mint Brownie Cookies
First, unless you really want flat cookies, you should preheat your oven to 350 degrees. If you put the cookies in before it preheats, they won’t be hot enough for the cookies to rise. So sad.
Because your baking powder and salt are all included in the box of brownie mix, you don’t have to worry about too much. But do make sure your butter is melted, not just room temperature. That will cause your cookies to have a different texture.
I used mint chocolate chips, but you could use chopped andes mints, if you wanted or non-mint chips and just add peppermint extract. There’s a lot of ways to go about this, but really, this is the simplest.
If you don’t have parchment paper, you can use wax paper, just be sure to spray your wax paper with a little cooking spray.
Allow your brownie mix cookies to cool completely by transferring to a wire rack after you let them cool on the baking sheet. That way they don’t fall apart when you try to eat them.
No need to chill the dough, unless you want to make some kind of mint chocolate ice cream, but then you don’t need to add egg and vanilla or butter and sugar. Just a large bowl of cream and the brownie mix with 1/2 cup of mint chocolate chips. And that would be that.
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- I love these grippy bowls–they keep the bowl from sliding around on the counter and that’s awesome.
- Measuring spoons and cups because you can never have enough.
- Parchment paper
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Vegetable Side: Asparagus and Potato Bake
Starch Side: 5-Ingredient Risotto
Refreshing Drink: Frosty Hawaiian Mocktail
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- 1 box brownie mix
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup mint baking chips (I used Andes Crème de Menthe baking chips)
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine brownie mix, melted butter, and eggs and mix together.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and mint baking chips.
- Scoop dough in about 1 tablespoon size scoops and place onto prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake cookies for 12 to 14 minutes, or until firm on the edges.
- Cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes, then place on a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g