These cookies were submitted by Lynn in Texas and my husband was in heaven the day I baked them. Soft, chocolate mint with an almond crunch? These are sure to be a new favorite in this household and in yours too for years to come. My only challenge was that I couldn't find the bag of Andes mints and I went to 2 stores. Never fear though. You can buy (2) 4.7 ounce boxes of Andes mint candies, unwrap them, put them in the freezer , and then pound them into chips just before you mix them into the dough.
1/2 teaspoon salt