A delicious chocolate cake mix cookie recipe with amazing mint chocolate flavor, these Andes Thin Mint Cookies are just 4-5 ingredients and take less than 10 minutes to whip up.
Andes Mint Cookies with Cake Mix Recipe
These Andes Thin Mint Cookies are perfect for Christmas, St Patrick’s Day – or any time you have a mint chocolate craving.
They are that perfect combination of soft and chewy inside with a crunchy outside, and the mint chocolate flavor is unbeatable. Not only do you get that melted mint chocolate “frosting,” you also get little pops of mint chocolate in the cookies themselves thanks to the mint baking bits.
You can also stuff these thin mint cookies with thin mints or peppermint patties, like we did with our Thin Mint-Stuffed Cake Mix Cookies.
You can alter this recipe to make a variety of different cookie flavors:
- swap in Thin Reese’s Cups and peanut butter chips to make a Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie
- swap in caramel-stuffed chocolate squares and caramel baking bits for a Chocolate Caramel Cookie
- grab different flavored peppermint patties (like raspberry or pomegranate) for even more flavor options
Can these chocolate cake mix cookies be frozen? Yes! Allow them to cool completely, then use small parchment squares to prevent them from sticking together when you store them in ziptop freezer bags or your favorite freezer containers. (This set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain.)
More Recipes Using Thin Mints:
- Crockpot Thin Mint Hot Chocolate
- Andes Mint Fudge
- Homemade Thin Mint Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction
- Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
- Andes Brownies
- Thin Mint Cupcakes from In the Kids Kitchen
Check out our quick video to see how to make our thin mint cake mix cookies recipe – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:
Andes Mint Cookies Ingredients
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you can use this method to make a variety of different cookies – swap out the Thin Mints for Thin Reese’s Cups or caramel-stuffed chocolate squares.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Electric mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Mixing Bowl
- Cookie Scoop
- Offset Spatula
How to Make Andes Mint Cake Mix Cookies
Preheat oven to 350F
Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a large bowl, combine the chocolate cake mix, baking chips, vegetable oil and eggs.
Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, until a cohesive dough forms with no dry patches.
Use a cookie scoop to portion out 2 Tablespoon-sized pieces of dough onto the baking tray, about 3” apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cookies have puffed up and cracks have formed.
Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately place one unwrapped chocolate on each cookie.
Allow the chocolate to warm up for 3-5 minutes, then use an offset spatula to spread the melted chocolate over the cookie.
Allow the melted chocolate to set before storing or serving.
Repeat with all cookies.
Grab your free printable recipe card for our Thin Mint Cookie recipe:
- 1-15oz box chocolate cake mix
- 1 cup Andes mint baking chips
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 20 Andes chocolates
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a large bowl, combine the chocolate cake mix, baking chips, vegetable oil and eggs.
- Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, until a cohesive dough forms with no dry patches.
- Use a cookie scoop to portion out 2 Tablespoon-sized pieces of dough onto the baking tray, about 3” apart.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cookies have puffed up and cracks have formed.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately place one unwrapped chocolate on each cookie.
- Allow the chocolate to warm up for 3-5 minutes, then use an offset spatula to spread the melted chocolate over the cookie.
- Allow the melted chocolate to set before storing or serving.
- Repeat with all cookies.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope your kids love these mint chocolate cake mix cookies as much as mine did!
For more fun cake mix hack recipes, check out our Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies or our Pistachio Pudding Cake.