It's that time of year again!!! What's your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?! Personally my all time favorite was a thin mint cookie straight out out of the freezer! So I decided to make an allergen friendly version of this classic cookies!
These thin mint copycat cookies are vegan and gluten free! Personally I love the way oat flour acts in most baked goods - and must say it has been my go-to flour replacer as of late. These cookies are perfectly crisp and just the right amount of minty! It is VERY easy to overdo the peppermint extract, so I advise you measure the extract over a separate bowl to ensure you are measuring the proper amount.
Everyone should be able to enjoy this classic cookie! That is why I created this allergy friendly, dare I say healthy-is version of these cookies.
¾ gluten free oat flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons date sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 ½ tablespoons oat milk
1 tablespoon light agave
1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
For the coating:
½ cup chocolate chips
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
2 teaspoons coconut oil
Method of preparation:
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl whisk together the oat flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and salt.
Add the melted coconut oil, oat milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and peppermint extract and mix until thoroughly combined. Press into a disc and roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
Use a round cookie cutter to cut the cookies out, placing them about 2-inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.
For the coating: In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips until smooth. Be sure to heat in 30 second increments, stirring in between so the chocolate doesn’t burn!
Add the coconut oil and peppermint extract and mix to combine. Dip the cookies to coat them completely, then place them on a wax or parchment lined platter and refrigerate until the cookies are set!
Store the cookies in an airtight container in the freezer for the ultimate Girl Scout Cookie moment!