Andes Mint Cookies. Fluffy sugar cookies stuffed with Andes mints.
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Andes Mint Cookies

Yield: 16 cookies
Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 55 mins
Andes Mint candies are stuffed inside a soft, super fluffy sugar cookie dough, then topped with light icing. Every bite bursts with chocolate-mint flavor. This recipe is destined to become one of your Christmas cookie favorites!


For the Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter — softened
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt — or sour cream at room temperature
  • 1 large egg — at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 16 unwrapped Andes mint candies

For the Perfect Icing:


  1. In large mixing bowl, beat together granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the Greek yogurt, egg, and vanilla, just until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt. Slow beat into the butter-sugar mixture until fully combined. Let chill for 1 hour or up to 48 hours.
  2. Place rack in the center of oven and preheat 400 degrees F. Unwrap Andes mints. For each cookie, scoop 1 tablespoon of dough, flatten it slightly, then form it around mint so that the mint is fully enclosed in a dough “package.” The dough will feel sticky, so wet your fingers a little as needed to help with shaping the dough. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 9 to 10 minutes, until light brown (cookies will appear underdone). Let cool on baking sheet for 1 minute, then remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely, at least 30 minutes.
  3. For the Perfect Icing: Follow the directions for Perfect Icing. If multiple colors of icing are desired, transfer undyed icing to different bowls (1 bowl for each color). Stir in food coloring a few drops at a time, until the desired color intensity is reached. Dip cookies in icing or drizzle with the tines of a fork. Decorate with sprinkles as desired, then allow icing to set.

Recipe Notes

Store leftover Andes Mint Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, separating any layers with wax paper.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Andes Mint Cookies, Easy Cookie Recipe

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