Thin Mint or Peppermint Patty Cookies

       This sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, soy free cookie recipe is adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, the Gluten-Free Almond Flour cookbook, by Elana Amsterdam. She has a myriad of other fabulous recipes on her website.

I took her recipe for Chewy Chocolate Cookies and made a dough that can either be rolled flat and cut into thin slices to mimic a Thin Mint or made thicker to taste more like a peppermint patty.  Here’s the recipe with the secret ingredient at the end!

  • 3 cups blanched almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup arrowroot powder
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil
  • ¾ cup agave
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 7 drops of natural peppermint oil (I use LorAnn Oils)

Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl mix the almond four, salt, baking soda, arrowroot powder and cocoa powder. In a medium bowl, whisk together the grapeseed oil, agave and vanilla. Mix the wet ingredients into the almond flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Add 7 drops of peppermint oil and mix again. Scoop the dough (about a ¼ of a cup) onto baking sheet or roll out and use a cookie cutter or glass rim to cut thin circles in the dough and place on the cookie sheet.

        

Bake 10 – 15 minutes if you use scoops. Bake 9-11 minutes if you roll out the dough and use flat circles. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 30 minute – this also allows them to finish a last bit of cooking. You don’t have to worry about egg in this recipe being undercooked and that even means you can sample the dough!

We love ours with a glass of unsweetened almond milk. Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Thin Mint or Peppermint Patty Cookies

  1. These are great! Love the peppermint taste. I do not always have agave. I will try them with honey…possiby 1/4 cup and work the way up to desired sweetness and consistency. What do you think? Also what about aluminum free baking powder instead of arrowroot powder?

    mj

    • Yes, honey would be great too! Let me know how substituting the honey goes and how they taste. Baking powder is a rising agent and the arrowroot powder is a thickening agent so I don’t think these can be substituted BUT you can always try it and come out with something great. That is how we created our favorite dinner recipe!

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