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Chocolate Mint Cookies #paleo #vegan #glutenfree #raw GoodGirlGoneGreen.comI am a big sucker for chocolate and mint especially when they are in the form of chocolate mint cookies. Who doesn’t love chocolate and mint? There is just something about that combination that makes me drool and I just can’t get enough.

The two recipes that I tend to whip up quite often are: creamy Chocolate Mint Mousse and Chocolate Mint Smoothie. They are easy to make and all I do is just toss everything in my high powered blender (where to buy) and voila! Amazing minty goodness in a bowl and glass.

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? Push over Girl Guides here is a new chocolate mint cookie in town!

What is your favorite cookie? Do you have a specific diet you follow that you follow?

Now grab a nice glass of homemade cashew milk, and enjoy these sweet vegan paleo chocolate mint cookies!!

Chocolate Mint Cookies

Yield: 12 cookies

Ingredients

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, and stir.
  2. 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.
  3. Place in the fridge until firm- about an hour.
  4. Once they are firm, you can keep them at room temperature and they will still be hard to the touch.

Notes and Tips

Carob (where to buy) can be used in place of cacao.

Change up the cookie shape with different cookie cutters.

http://www.goodgirlgonegreen.com/recipes/chocolate-mint-cookies-vegan-glutenfree

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89 Responses to Chocolate Mint Cookies

  1. purelytwins November 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    yummy! thanks for the mention! love chocolate mint cookies :)

    • Good Girl Gone Green November 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

      Thanks, ladies for your inspiration! You have such wonderful recipes!!!!

  2. Tiffany November 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    So simple and yet they look so yummy. Thanks!

  3. Vicky November 9, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    These would be nice as after dinner bites! YUM!

  4. Ada Mangoes November 9, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    These sound awesome! I have a question, though. What is the functional difference between cacao powder and regular high fat cocoa powder? I’m wanting to know if I can substitute the latter for the former as I have several pounds of it in the pantry and no transport to a grocer until next weekend, but would love to try these out for tomorrow’s weekly baking/cooking session.

    • Good Girl Gone Green November 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

      You can use your cocoa powder for sure in this recipe instead of cacao powder. The cacao powde I use is raw and less processed. I use my cacao powder for baking and raw treats. If you have cocoa powder and it is sweetened you just might want to adjust the amount of liquid sweetener to add. Let me know if you try them!

  5. Lauren November 9, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    These sound delicious! My favorite combination is chocolate and mint, so I’d love to try these! Do they come out crispy or are they softer? Thanks in advance!

    • Good Girl Gone Green November 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

      They are crispy because they are in the fridge, but even if you leave them at room temperature they will still get hard just not as hard as if you put them in the fridge! :) :)

  6. Jaime November 9, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    *GASP*!!! I have this all in my cupboard Right. Now. I am soooo preggers and craving cookies!!! I am going to drop everything and GO MAKE THESE!!!

  7. KerryAnita November 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Wow! These look delish! I’ve never baked with cocao power before, but I’d like to give it a try, especially with the holidays coming up. These look like a great alternative to sugar packed, chocolate holiday cookies!

  8. Dana November 10, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    Oh wow, these look wonderful! My daughter who has celiac is 4.5 and has been very aware for almost 2 years now, so I really know what you mean. Thank you for sharing this healthy and delish looking recipe.
    -Dana

  9. Mandy @MoneyMasterMom November 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    I found your blog via the blog hop at Bloggy Mom’s. Those cookies look delicious. I’m a sucker for Chocolate and Mint!

  10. steph November 10, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    These look so simply and so amazing! I cannot wait to make them :) YUM! Nothing beats choc mint. And so excited to see that they are nut free, so good to share. Thanks!

  11. Nicole November 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Lynn Fang November 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    Those look so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Jessica November 13, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    I love chocolate and mint, too! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday :)

  14. Tumbleweed Contessa November 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    These look delicious and I love the care you have taken in making them. I hope you will share them at my holiday recipe exchange: http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/2012-cookie-exchange-cookies-and-memories/

  15. tlbp November 14, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    these sound amazing! i have everythng except coconut flour. what can i use as a substitute?
    I have the following:
    almond flour, chickpea flour, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, quinoa flour.

    great site!

    • Good Girl Gone Green November 14, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

      I would recommend trying almond flour seeing as it is a no-bake recipe. Maybe chickpea or quinoa flour would work as well, I have never used chickpea or quinoa flour before though, and am not sure if you can only bake with them or not. :)

      Here is an easy recipe for almond flour, if you don’t want to buy some.
      http://www.goodgirlgonegreen.com/recipes/easy-homemade-almond-flour

      Let me know if you use a different flour and how it works out. I think you might need more sweetener bc the coconut flour bring out a nice sweet taste. Also, if you have shredded coconut you could grind it up into flour like the almonds. :)

  16. jamie November 14, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    i LOVE chocolate and mint too! Thanks for linking up to MMM… I’m pinning this one :)

  17. Ashleigh November 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    They look great! I love mint chocolate cookies. What would you recommend substituting for coconut flour?I am allergic to coconut as well as having celiac disease. we are also peanut and nut free.

    • Good Girl Gone Green November 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

      I am not familiar with chickpea flour or quinoa flour but that might work as well. You might need a little extra sweetener bc the coconut flour bring out a nice sweet taste. Let me know if you try them with a different flour and how it tastes! :)

  18. Maria @ Little Miss Cornucopia November 14, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    WOW! So easy peasy..lemon squeezy!! I made these for myself and my little “Taste Tester,”this evening. Approved by the both of us!! Thanks for sharing this – we both loooove mint/chocolate <3

  19. Lesley Prentice November 14, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    Oh thank goodness I found these again. I was looking at these this morning, then got distracted by my family, then ended up leaving, and I couldn’t remember where I had found them in the first place. I went up and down the list on FS like 5 times and there you were …whew, I wanted those cookies. I am a sucker for ANYTHING chocolate and peppermint! Thanks for the post!

  20. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm November 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Sounds like a great combination in a cookie!

  21. Carrie- young living oil lady November 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    Hey Stephanie! Looks delish! I love adding my YL peppermint oil to my chocolate shakes, coffee, truffles, fudge, you name it. I am just like you… chocolate and mint! :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Healthy 2Days Wednesdays! have a great week.

  22. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) November 15, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    These look simply amazing! You have done it again!! YUM Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  23. Grandma Bonnie November 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Stopping by form Rural Thrusday. I can not wait to try making these. My grandson will like these. His parents eat paleo so I try to make treats he is allowed to eat when he visits. It would not be a visit to grandma’s house with out a cookie?

  24. Becky November 16, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    Oh my!! These look so good! Bet you can’t eat just one! Would love it if you could share this at Foodtastic Friday!

  25. Heather @girlichef November 16, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Mmmm…these sound amazing. And my daughter’s all-time favorite sweets combo is chocolate and mint, so I see a batch of these in our future. Thanks!

  26. Jennifer November 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    These sound good AND my son can eat them – allergy free!

  27. Heather November 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    I just made these, using almond flour instead of the coconut flour.

    They are amazing, but I will toss out on caveat: Be careful with the cocoa mixture, I accidentally added too much; and it overpowers everything else. I’m going to try a little bit of sucanat on top of these to see if they will cut the overpowering unsweetened chocolate flavor. :)

    • Tara October 8, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

      If you find that they’re still not awesome, crumble them, toast them, and use like a granola-type topping. I’ve done this with several failed cookies (I’m a blogger…it happens often, lol). The ingredients are expensive, and this ends up working out great! I’ve even toasted them and eaten them like cereal with almond milk.

      • lynnell December 2, 2013 at 10:38 am #

        that sounds like an awesome idea!

  28. HungryLittleGirl November 19, 2012 at 1:40 am #

    They look amazingly delicious!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there again this week :)

  29. Alesha @ Full Time Mama November 19, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    YUM!! I LOVE Girl Scout Thin Mints, but these are better because they’re healthier!! I’m featuring this as a favorite for this week’s Delicious Dish Tuesday! THANK YOU for linking up!!!!

  30. Michelle @ The Willing Cook November 21, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    Delicious! And so easy to make. I’m featuring your recipe on today’s Allergy-Free Wednesday. You can find the feature here: http://willingcook.com/allergy-free-wednesdays-november-21-2012/

    Thank you so much for being a part of our community and sharing your delicious talent!

    Michelle

  31. Megan December 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    I cannot wait to make these! But can i use mint extract instead of peppermint extract? Or will they taste funny

  32. Manda September 19, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Can you use Agave syrup for this recipe?

  33. Melanie September 20, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    These are yummy! I had to add more maple syrup – maybe a tablespoon or so more, because they were bitter. They’d be good with some crunch, so maybe I’ll add chocolate chips next time.

  34. Lisa September 21, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Ok, I just made these because it looked so simple and good. Even though the flavor was good, I was afraid I would have the same issues as in the past when making desserts with coconut flour. When you make desserts with coconut flour, the ratio of wet ingredients to coconut flour makes a world of difference because the coconut flour has a tendency to soak up a lot of moisture. So, these cookies came out too dry.

    Also, I had to add more of coconut oil and maple syrup (lost track of how much) because I could not get the cookies to stick together – it was just too dry.

    I might try them again but make each cookie more flat because my husband said the cookies were too thick. But the cookies turned out just like thin mint cookies.

    FYI – the green color background on your web page with black text makes it very difficult to read or is it just me?

    • Sarah October 3, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

      I had the same experience. It was just a pile of slightly moist coconut flour & cacao. I ended up adding an egg plus a half-tsp of baking soda and baking for 10 minutes. Still dry but palatable. I’ll freeze the rest. It’s a good snack.

      Also agree about the green. Difficult to read on a phone.

    • Melanie October 11, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

      Thanks for writing this, I read it before I made these cookies. I halved the the amount of coconut flour and cacao, used the same amount of everything else and it worked out. Although, the amount of cookies produced was small. next time I make them I will double the amount of wet ingredients.

  35. Lisa O September 29, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    These were pretty good and soo easy. I love thin mints, but can’t eat them anymore. Plus these don’t have to be dipped in chocolate like most copies. So this is a great, fast, easy substitute. Yum! (My husband loved them too!)

  36. Rosey September 29, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

    To answer your question, I don’t have a fave or a special diet. I like most any cookie, but I rarely indulge (always happy to when I do though).

    These look good and my husband’s favorite flavor combos too. I am visiting from the Raising Imperfection hop.

  37. Nat D. September 30, 2013 at 3:41 am #

    Love it. Love it. Love it. Chocolate and mint is my favorite combination ever. Girl Scout Thin mints are my downfall. I’m pinning this!

  38. Peggy September 30, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    I LOVE the chocolate/mint combo too! An all time favorite for me. These look delish!

  39. Michele @ Neat Little Nest September 30, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    These look so yummy! Can’t wait to give them a try. -Michele @ Neat Little Nest

  40. Lanaya | Raising Reagan October 4, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    Congratulations Stephanie ~ I featured this post at today’s Feature Friday post from Sunday’s Raising Imperfection.
    http://raising-reagan.com/2013/10/04/feature-friday-week-38/

    Feel free to grab the Feature Badge and display it on your blog if you choose!
    Hope to see you at the next RI!

    ¤´¨)
    ¸.•*´
    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    Raising-Reagan.com

  41. Becky October 5, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Yum! These are perfect as the Girl Scout cookie season begins and I look for a healthy alternative. Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Greens!

  42. Lisa October 7, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” These look delicious! I hope you will be able to join us again this week! http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/10/try-new-recipe-tuesday-october-8.html

  43. Raquel October 13, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    Made these last night and they were delicious! However, unlike most people who’ve tried this recipe, my dough/batter was really wet – puddles of liquid around the sides of the bowl – even after mixing thoroughly. I checked and double checked that I had used the right measurements – I even had a friend with me. I added quite a bit more coconut flour and just decided to freeze the cookies and keep them frozen. Even frozen they had frozen/solidified puddles of liquid or oil on the bottom. Just wondering what I did wrong. Love the taste and texture, will definitely make again, and will probably keep frozen because they were so good that way! We doubled the batch and got 12 average sized cookies, but mini is the way to go – one was satisfying enough!

  44. Farhaana October 17, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

    I tried these and they had a very grainy texture. I’m not sure how to describe it, but it was from the coconut flour. For that amount of coconut flour I don’t think there was enough to wet to balance the dry texture of it. The consistency of it when we were shaping it was fine. But it tasted bitter and was hard to swallow because of the texture. I followed the directions exactly. 1/2 cup of coconut flour is a lot in any recipe. Did I read that right?

    • Good Girl Gone Green October 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

      Hi Farhaana, I will make them again and let you know. I haven’t made them for a few months! :)

  45. lynnell December 2, 2013 at 12:15 am #

    I think I did something wrong. I tried stevia as I don’t have any other sweetener. but I think I need more stickiness as it is more of really yummy flavoured powder, that I can make into crumbly balls…… help

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