Thursday, September 30, 2010

Recipe: Ande's Mint Cookies

If you like Girl Scout Thin Mints, you will love this cookie.  Most of my people like mint, so these were a big hit.  Even better, this is a one pot cookie.  Yippee! 

In my effort to revamp my family's diet, I replaced 1/4 cup of the butter with white bean puree. I know it isn't a lot but I am starting with small changes so I don't "freak" my family out.  And you know what? Nobody noticed. Maybe they didn't notice because it was just a small replacement, but I feel better knowing that just maybe I can tweak some of our favorite recipes so that they are just a bit healthier. So, the next time I make these, I will replace half of the butter with white bean puree and see how that turns out.


Ande's Mint Cookies

(adapted from Favorite Family Recipes)

3/4 cup butter (I did 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup white bean puree)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 pkg milk chocolate chips

Heat ingredients in a large pot until chocolate chips are melted.  Then add:

2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 1/2 cups AP flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Stir until combined. Shape into rounded tablespoons (I used my ice scream scoop) and place on a cookie sheet. Lightly press each ball to flatten. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes. After removing from the stove, while still hot, place an Ande's Mint on the top of each cookie.  Once they have melted, smooth evenly over the top.  Cool on wire rack.


For another healthy cookie, see my recipe


  1. These sound so good - and I love the bean puree idea - I'll have to try that one! I've used applesauce, yogurt, even beets, but not beans...yet!
    Thanks for sharing this one!

  2. Thin mints are one of my favorite GS cookies! These look great and perfect for the holidays coming up! Do you want to join in on our 12 weeks of Cookie? If so email me at and I'll send you some info!

  3. That idea with the white bean puree sounds wonderful and I'm glad it worked out for you. Great way to add some nutrition into these cookies. That way, I can eat even more of them without feeling guilty. :)

  4. I love Andes Mints and I love this cookie idea from the one pot to placing the candy on top to melt.

  5. yum! never tried the bean substitution interesting!

  6. They look great. I've tried bean puree in some cookies and it seemed to work pretty well. It's great in brownies, too.

  7. They didn't notice the beans?! That's awesome! My husband loves andes mints - so I should try these next time.

    Excellent choice!

  8. White bean puree?! That is awesome! What a great way to cut the fat. I have been looking for something that would work in cookies.

  9. I am impressed. White bean puree and they didn't notice. Awesome!

  10. I love chocolate and mint, these sound great!! Look forward to baking along with you the next 12 weeks :)

  11. I love that you made this cookie just a little bit healthier. I never knew to use white bean puree. Thanks for the tip!

  12. Replacing butter with white bean puree is brilliant! I'll have to see if I can sneak that past my boys. Your cookies look delicious!

  13. Oh dear, my family would love these! And what an interesting idea with the white bean puree. Thank you for sharing!