Super thick and fudgy, extra-chocolatey cookies loaded with mint chocolate chips and chunks of Andes chocolate mints. Fresh from the oven they’re super gooey and rich, but even as they cool they’re extra soft and puffy!
- 9 1/2 ounces (2 1/4 cups, spoon and level) all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 ounces (1/2 cup) dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 7 1/2 ounces (1 cup, packed) brown sugar
- 3 1/2 ounces (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
- 1 whole egg plus 1 egg yolk, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- one 9-ounce package Nestlé Dark Chocolate & Mint Delightfulls*
- 2 1/2 ounces Andes mints, chopped*
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda, espresso powder, and salt until evenly combined.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, or using a large bowl and handheld electric mixer, beat the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until smooth, light, and fluffy. And the egg and egg yolk one at a time, beating each in until well-incorporated and until the batter is smooth again. Wipe down the bowl and beater to make sure all ingredients are combined. Beat in the vanilla.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and fold in with a spatula until just combined; the dough will be very thick and sticky. Add the Delightfulls and Andes mints and fold in just until evenly dispersed. Transfer the dough to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least a few hours before baking.**
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350ºF and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpats.
- Scoop dough by 2 1/4-ounce portions (about 1/4 cup each), shape into tall mounds, and divide evenly between prepared baking sheets. bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, just until tops of cookies no longer appear wet, switching and rotating trays halfway through.
- Allow cookies to cool on trays for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely (if you used parchment, you can just lift the entire sheet of parchment up and move to a wire rack). Once cooled, cookies can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
*Feel free to use any combination of chocolate-mint candies, chocolate chips, or mint chips you want here! Just keep the total amount of mix-ins the same.
**You can also refrigerate the dough longer if you want to have fresh-from-the-oven cookies at any time. The dough should keep for at least two weeks in the fridge.