Girl Scout season is here… and if you are visiting my website you are likely avoiding the adorable little girls outside of the supermarket. It’s been a long time, I mean a long time, since I have eaten one. Although they are delicious, I am happy these types of flours and sugars are out of my life. But let’s be real for a minute, I totally want a cookie! Growing up I was definitely more of a Samoa/Tagalong kind of girl. As I grew up my palette switched to the Thin Mints. So naturally, I had to recreate.TUESDAY TREAT from Lexiscleankitchen.comPaleoThinMints2

 These would be really good crumbled on top of a bowl of a thick vanilla protein smoothie. Just saying!

PaleoThinMints

Paleo Thin Mints
Yields 12
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup + 1 tbsp blanched almond flour
  2. 1 tbsp arrowroot flour
  3. 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp good quality cocoa powder
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp grass-fed butter or favorite vegan butter spread (*See tip below)
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  8. Dash himalayan sea salt
  9. 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or raw honey (3 tbsp if you like a little extra sweet)
Chocolate Coating
  1. 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  2. 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. 2. In a bowl combine all cookie ingredients; roll into a ball, wrap in parchment paper and let chill in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes
  3. 3. Remove dough and place a second sheet of parchment paper over it
  4. 4. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough to approximately 1/8 inch
  5. 5. Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookies and gently place them onto a lined baking sheet (if dough is very soft, place back into the freezer for an additional 10 minutes)
  6. 6. Bake for 15 minutes or until crisp
  7. 7. Remove and let cool completely, cookies will be crunchy
  8. 8. Once cooled melt chocolate and add in extract
  9. 9. Dip cookies and let set in fridge
Notes
  1. As tradition goes, store thin mints in the freezer!
UPDATED TIP {March 8th}
  1. Do not melt the butter. It should softened, but not heated.
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