Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups

These Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups are little bites of heaven. A soft, chocolate cookie with an Andes mint stuffed in the middle is topped with mint buttercream and a chocolate drizzle. They were devoured by all.

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups

Have you ever had one of those days where you went out on the lake and had a lovely, relaxing day. You ate good food, enjoyed good company, got a little sun kissed, went tubing for the first time in a year since you can’t ski or wakeboard, then you totally crash that night, completely exhausted but grateful for the fun day you had, then you dream about sunscreen and afternoon naps only to wake up in the morning and not be able to move your arms because you are so sore from said tubing?

Yea, yesterday was that morning. Oh. my. goodness. My arms and chest. Putting on clothing was a challenge.

But it was totally worth it. I can’t ski or wakeboard, like I said. I’ve tried. Doesn’t work. And I have a fear of skiing since an accident when I was 6 and my dad tried to ski while holding me. It didn’t end well. Now, me + skiing = scary accident.

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups

So tubing is my thing. And I don’t go down easy.

The thing with tubing is when your husband (or friend’s husband) is pulling you, it’s all about trying to throw you off. And I will not be thrown. Bring it.

I held on through some crazy turns and waves, including one that had the tube turned up in the air at a 90 degree angle while airborne. And I landed it. Oh yea!

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups

But now I’m paying the price. And then I had to play tennis. Rough.

Oh well. My arms could use some toning. :) I’d rather tube than lift weights anyways.

And since I had to have burned like 5,000 calories, I can’t totally eat more of these mint chocolate cookie cups, right? Right!

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups

It’s a good thing, because they are totally irresistible. I needed more of them. I didn’t get to share them with everyone that I wanted to because they just totally disappeared!

Our small group devoured them. It was a good thing I left a few behind for the hubs. But then the next day I got home from work and those were devoured too. I barely got any! I couldn’t believe it.

You should probably double the batch.

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups

Yield: makes 36-40 cookie cups

Ingredients

For the cookie cups:
3/4 cups butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp cornstarch
2 4.6 oz packages of Andes Mints

For the icing and chocolate drizzle:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp mint extract
1-2 tbsp water
1 drop green food color, optional
chocolate sauce (I used this one)

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
3. Add milk, egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
4. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. dough will be thick.
5. Grease a mini muffin tin.
6. Make balls of about 2 large tsp in size and press into the bottom of each mini muffin cup. Press the center down just a bit to make an indention, where you'll add the andes mints later. You want each cup to only be about 3/4 full.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. While cookies are baking, unwrap the Andes mints and break them all in half.
8. Remove cookies from oven (the centers may look a little undone, but they will cook more as they sit) and press two halves of an Andes mint into the center of each of the cookie cups.
9. Allow to cool for 3-4 minutes in the muffin tin. The mints will start to melt.
10. Remove cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
11. To make the icing, beat the butter and shortening together until smooth.
12. Add the powdered sugar to the butter mixture, one cup at a time, and mix until smooth.
13. Add the mint extract and mix until smooth.
14. Add 1-2 tbsp of water until the icing is the right consistency.
15. Top the cookie cups with the icing, then a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
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Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. You know, that sounds like a perfect day out! And I’m with you. I wonder what I do with my arms whenever I have to use them for water sports and they’re hanging off my shoulders like jelly.
    You definitely earned these cookie cups! They’re pretty adorable and I’m sure they taste great!
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  2. Cute and amazing looking treats!
    Medeja recently posted…Pertepti Bananiniai Sausainiai / Banana whoopie piesMy Profile

  3. Oh wow, those sound amazing! I love Andes Mints, I’ll have to try these out someday. So adorable! :)
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  4. I’ve loved mint and chocolate together forever — these look heavenly! The Andes must really pump up that minty flavor. :)
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  5. Tubing is so fun but my arms always feel like jelly the next day! Cookie cups are adorable…the bf would totally love a mint chocolate version! Pinning for later!
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  6. Sounds like you had a great weekend, Lindsay! One of the things I miss about living in New England is going waterskiing and wakeboarding in the summer. Now, I stay out of Florida water, unless its the ocean :) I could eat about a dozen of these cookie cups for dessert!
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    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      Yea, we were the same when we lived in Florida. Gotta watch out for those gators! :)

  7. I generally avoid water sports, but your story makes me want to go tubing just to see if I can! Sounds like fun! Although not as fun as chowing down on like 50 of these!! Good lord these look phenomenal!
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  8. These are gorgeous and look so delicious!!
    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts recently posted…Peanut Butter Cookie Dough BuckeyesMy Profile

  9. DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE MINT CHOCOLATE!!!??!?! OMG! I kinda wish we were neighbors so I could eat you dessert, but that would be a serious problem for me, because even still, I can’t even escape my own dessert. We would need to do some major tubing in order to burn off those calories. BTW, I totally justify my burgers at lake by all the wake boarding I do, so yea. That’s totally a thing. End rant.
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    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      We’d be the best and yet worst neighbors ever. So many sweets to eat! :) On the plus side, we could totally be workout buddies.

  10. I’ve never been tubing, but it looks really fun. Water in general is my scary moment, ha. I’ve been wanting to go river rafting just to get over my fear, but we have to take Jordan so we can go on a kiddie run, lol. I LOVE THESE. You know I do. If Jordan saw them she’d request me to make them immediately. Pinned!
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    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      River rafting, like white water rafting? That terrifies me! I’ve heard too many bad stories. Tubing on the lake however – not as scary. You should come visit, then we can tube and Jordan can eat mint chocolate cookie cups. :)

  11. Forget double the batch – I need to triple it! Two batches’ worth for me, one for everyone else. ;) Lindsay these are so adorable and so chocolatey!
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