Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups

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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

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Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups with bite taken out

Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 45 cookie cups
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


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.


Chocolate Cookie Cups

  • 2 1/2 cups (325g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (29g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cups (168g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (104g) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (112g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
  • 45 Andes Mints

Mint Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup (1112g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups (230g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 drop green gel icing color, optional
  • 23 Andes Mints, optional


Cookie Cups:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C) and grease a mini muffin tin with baking spray.
  2. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cornstarch and salt in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugars together in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until light in color and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. You should be able to see the change in color happen and know it’s ready.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the milk and mix until well combined.
  6. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  7. Make balls one tablespoon in size and press into the bottom of each mini muffin cup. Each cup should be about 3/4 full. Press the center of the dough down just a bit to make an indention, where you’ll add the Andes Mints later.
  8. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the cookies are just a touch underdone in the center. Don’t over bake. While cookies are baking, unwrap the Andes Mints for the cookie cups and break them in half.
  9. Remove cookies from the oven (the centers may look a little undone, but they will cook more as they sit).
  10. Immediately press two halves of an Andes Mint into the center of each of the cookie cups. Allow to cool for 3-4 minutes in the muffin pan. The mints will start to melt.
  11.  Remove cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Mint Buttercream:

  1. To make the buttercream, beat the butter in a large mixer bowl until smooth.
  2. Add about half of the powdered sugar and mix until well combined and smooth.
  3. Add the mint extract, vanilla extract and one tablespoon of heavy cream and mix until well combined and smooth.
  4. Add the remaining powdered sugar and mix until well combined and smooth.
  5. Add additional heavy cream until the buttercream is the right consistency.
  6. Add the gel icing color until your desired shade has been reached.
  7. Pipe the buttercream onto the cooled cookie cups. I used Ateco tip 844. Top each cookie with half a mint, if desired.
  8. Store cookie cups in an air-tight container. They can be stored at room temperature for up to 24 hours, but then the buttercream will need to be refrigerated. Serve at room temperature. Cookie cups are best if eaten within 3-4 days.


You’ll need two 4.6 oz packages of Andes Mints to have enough for inside the cookie cups and decorating on top.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie Cup
  • Calories: 176
  • Sugar: 16.3 g
  • Sodium: 61.8 mg
  • Fat: 7.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.7 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 17 mg

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  1. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    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!

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    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!


      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. 🙂

  3. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    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.


      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.

  4. Tanya Schroeder

    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!

  5. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    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!

  6. Alyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust}

    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!

  7. marcie

    I’ve loved mint and chocolate together forever — these look heavenly! The Andes must really pump up that minty flavor. 🙂

  8. How to Philosophize with Cake

    Oh wow, those sound amazing! I love Andes Mints, I’ll have to try these out someday. So adorable! 🙂

  9. Mir

    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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I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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