I am a big sucker for chocolate and mint. There is just something about that combination that makes me drool. The two recipes that I tend to whip up quite often are this creamy Chocolate Mint Mousse, and Chocolate Mint Smoothie.
At little E’s daycare they were having cookies, and usually their bakes goods are vegan because the chef doesn’t bake with eggs, milk, or butter depending on the recipe. However, this was not the case this week- butter and eggs were in the cookies. And, let’s just say little E is beginning to notice more and more what the other kids are eating. With that said, I need to be prepared for all situations.
Her daycare is nut-free, so my Almond Raisin Cookie recipe was out. What was a vegan-gal like myself to do? I thought of coconut flour, and found this Protein Thin Mint Cookie recipe on Purely Twins (a great blog by the way!) and tweaked it with what I had in the house. It turned out yummy. They are vegan, and paleo-friendly as well as gluten and nut-free! And, the best part you don’t even have to bake them! The perfect cookie, no?
What is your favorite cookie? Do you have a specific diet you need to follow?
No grab a nice glass of nut milk, and enjoy this sweet cookie!
Chocolate Raw Mini Mint Cookies
Yields: 12 mini cookies
- 1/2 cup of coconut flour
- 1/2 cup of raw cacao powder
- 2 Tbsp of liquid sweetener (maple syrup, honey, coconut syrup or agave or even a few drops of stevia)
- 4 Tbsp of coconut oil
- 1 tsp of peppermint extract
- 1 Tbsp of vanilla flavor (less if use extract)
- Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, and stir.
- Shape the batter into a cookie shape. You can use a cookie cutter, or a glass jar like I did to make mini cookies because I don’t own cookie cutters.
- Place in the fridge until firm- about an hour.
- Once they are firm, you can keep them at room temperature and they will still be hard to the touch.
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