Andes Chocolate Mint Grasshopper Cookies Recipe

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Andes Grasshopper Cookies are perfect for St Patrick’s Day or any day. These chewy homemade cookies have a distinct taste of mint and colorful pop of green.

Andes Chocolate Mint Grasshopper Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Andes Grasshopper Cookies

Cookies! We love them! There are so many different kind. With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, many folks have green (and therefore mint) on the mind. So what better time to make some Andes Grasshopper Cookies! This cookie is a nice combination of a tasty chewy cookie with the distinct taste of mint, along with a colorful pop of green. Here’s the instructions on how to make the cookies.

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Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 package Andes Mint candies

Frosting Ingredients

  • 4 cups powder sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • 4 tbsp whole milk

Chocolate topping Ingredients

  • 1 bag chocolate wafers

Andes Grasshopper Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Cookie Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 f.

Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Unwrap one third of the Andes mints and chop them into small pieces.

Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda together in a bowl. Set aside.

Beat both sugars and the butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer until smooth and creamy.

Add in vanilla and eggs; beating well.

Slowly add the flour mixture one tablespoon at a time, stirring well into the sugar and egg mixture.

Stir in the chopped Andes mint candy pieces.

Next, use a small ice cream scoop to measure out the cookies.

Place the unbaked cookie dough onto the lined cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.

Bake at 375 for 7-10 minutes or until the baked cookie is slightly cracked.

Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for about 2 minutes, before transferring the cookies to wire cooling racks to cool completely.

Frosting Instructions

Using a stand mixer, cream 1 1/3 cups sugar with 1/2 cup butter.

Slowly add the mint extract, 2 tablespoons milk, and the rest of the powdered sugar into the bowl and blend well.

Gradually add one tablespoon of milk at a time until the desired consistency is reached.

Spread a thick layer of frosting on each cookie and set aside.

Chocolate Topping Instructions

Chop the remaining Andes Mint candies in half.

Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate wafers, stirring constantly.

Set aside to cool slightly.

After the melted chocolate has cooled and thickened slightly, use a tablespoon to add a dollop on top of each cookie.

Top each cookie with the cut halves of the Andes Mint candies.

Serve and enjoy!

Andes Grasshopper Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

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18 comments

robin Rue March 3, 2017 - 6:18 am

We always have Andes Candies in our house because my oldest is addicted to them. These would be a big hit in my house.

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lisa March 3, 2017 - 7:06 am

Those cookies look so delicious! I’ve never tried Andes Candies before, guest I need to add them to my list!

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candy March 3, 2017 - 7:39 am

Grasshopper cookies I haven’t made is such a long time. Who doesn’t love chocolate with mint and more chocolate, plus you put more mint candy on top. I could overdose on mint and chocolate. What a way to go.

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Christy Maurer March 3, 2017 - 10:26 am

Those look so good! We’ve made Andes mint chocolate chip cookies before, so we’re going to have to try this next! Yum!

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Pam Wattenbarger March 3, 2017 - 12:24 pm

These look so good. My son loves Andes mints and grasshopper pie, so these grasshopper cookies would be right up his alley.

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lisa March 3, 2017 - 12:28 pm

You had me at Andes. I love Andes candies and any kind of chocolate cookie. This combines two of my favorites!

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Heather March 3, 2017 - 1:36 pm

Yummy! Cookies really are my weakness! I’m loving the mint using the Andes candies! I really wish I were a better baker!

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Katie Kinsley March 3, 2017 - 3:29 pm

Those look delicious. I used to love those mints. Someone would always buy me a box for Christmas.

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Jacqui S March 3, 2017 - 5:19 pm

I love Andes mints! These cookies look relish. Will definitely have to try them out!

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Annemarie LeBlanc March 4, 2017 - 3:46 am

Andes chocolates are delicious! I loved the way you used them in these cookies. I will try and make them for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Jeanine March 4, 2017 - 1:15 pm

These look incredible! I actually just discovered Andes mints here at our dollar store and I am in love. So I bet these would be just amazing!

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Susan Q. March 4, 2017 - 6:28 pm

This recipe completes me! I can’t tell you enough how much I love andes mints, and to think I can make cookies out of them – pure genius! Thank you so much for sharing!

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My Teen Guide March 5, 2017 - 5:57 am

I totally love Andes chocolate, it’s mint and perfect taste! I’m going to try this cookies

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Terri Beavers March 5, 2017 - 9:31 am

Those look so good. I love Andes chocolate but never tried it in a recipe. I am going to check out a good stand mixer to make some of these.

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Mimi Green March 5, 2017 - 10:34 pm

So delicious, I love Andres chocolates. I love when my favorite hotel would leave them on my pillow at bed time.

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Nikka Shae March 5, 2017 - 11:12 pm

This looks so amazing!! I love Andes mints too.

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Kathy March 6, 2017 - 1:04 am

Those look amazing! These would be the perfect cookies for my oldest daughter and my husband. They love anything mint flavored.

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LaShawn March 7, 2017 - 6:00 am

Oh these look so amazing! My husband loves anything mint so I know these will be a hit in our house

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