I received Andes Mints from Doug for Valentine's Day and couldn't wait to make cookies out of them. When I realized I needed more than just one package I sent my husband to buy more. He came home with cherry and toffee ones - YUMMY!! These were such good cookies and pretty easy to make. I made a plate up to give as a thank you to a family in our ward - they were a hit!
- In a saucepan cook sugar, butter and water on medium heat stirring occasionally until melted. Remove from heat, stir in chocolate chips until melted and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
- Pour the chocolate mixture into a large bowl, and beat in the eggs, one at a time. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350*. Grease cookie sheet. Roll cookie dough into walnut size balls and place 2 in. apart onto cookie sheets.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, be careful not to over bake. When out of oven press mint into the tops of each warm cookie and let sit for 1 minute. When the mint is softened swirl with a knife or back of spoon.