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Vegan Thin Mints

Vegan Thin Mints is a Girl Scout cookie favorite of mine, this version is made with almond flour, maple syrup, cacao, and peppermint extract! These cookies are both vegan and gluten-free!

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Healthy Thin Mint girl scout cookie that's made with almond flour, maple syrup, cacao, and peppermint extract! These cookies are both vegan and gluten-free!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Vegan Thin Mints taste just like the real thing, but are both vegan and gluten free.
  • They come together in one bowl and under 45 minutes.
  • Crispy, crunchy and filled with dark chocolate mint flavor.
  • As written, this recipe is vegan, dairy free, plant-based, gluten free and grain free.
  • You don’t need any fancy kitchen appliances!
  • Made with simple and wholesome ingredients.
  • Check out my Samoa Cookies for another Girl Scout favorite!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Vegan Thin Mints. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

I kept the base similar to my Samoa cookies that I made in 2020, but instead added in some cacao powder and peppermint extract to give these cookies that thin mint flavor that we all love and adore. I can’t wait to hear how you love this one!

The shortbread is made with a blend of almond flour, cacao powder, peppermint extract and maple syrup. Alternatively, oat flour might work as well but the texture will differ slightly.

Once the cookies are baked, they are dipped and coated in melted dark chocolate that is mixed with more peppermint extract. You can use milk chocolate if preferred.

How To Make

ONE: Start by making the shortbread cookies, in a bowl, combine almond flour and cacao powder until ingredients are well incorporated. Then, add in the maple syrup and peppermint extract and mix with a spatula until a thick, slightly sticky dough is formed.

TWO: Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper to prevent the roller from sticking to the dough. Then, cut out the cookies using a cookie cutter or champagne glass.

THREE: Place cookies on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper and bake at 250F for 25-27 minutes or until cookies are firm the the touch.

FOUR: Next, melt the dark chocolate and mix in the peppermint extract. Next, dip and coat each cookie and then place back on the parchment paper. Then, place cookies in the freezer for a minimum of 15 minutes to firm up completely. and Enjoy!

a close up of a Healthy Thin Mint girl scout cookie that's made with almond flour, maple syrup, cacao, and peppermint extract! These cookies are both vegan and gluten-free!

Tips And Tricks

Roll the cookie dough in between two pieces of parchment paper to prevent the dough from sticking.

If you don’t have a cookie cutter, use a champagne glass.

Dip the champagne glass in oil to also help prevent it from sticking.

How To Serve And Store

Serve these Vegan and Gluten Free Thin Mints once the chocolate has fully hardened.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 7-10 days, or freeze and enjoy up to 60 days. If frozen, allow thin mints to defrost on the counter for a few minutes before enjoying.

Taste And Texture

These thin mint girl scout cookies are crunchy, slightly chewy and are filled with rich chocolate flavor and peppermint extract.

The texture is crunchy but slightly chewy. Compared to the original girl scout cookies these are slightly more chewy thank crispy, however the flavor is the exact same.

a close up of a Healthy Thin Mint girl scout cookie that's made with almond flour, maple syrup, cacao, and peppermint extract, stacked on top of each other and the top one has a bite taken out of it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use oat flour instead of almond flour?

I haven’t tested this myself, but my best guess is that it would work. Please let me know in the comments below if you give it a go!

Are these vegan and gluten free?

Yes!

Can I use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate?

Yes, totally! However, if you are vegan make sure it’s vegan chocolate.

Other Recipes You May Like

If you make these Vegan Thin Mints, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on InstagramTiktok or Pinterest!

Vegan Thin Mints

Vegan Thin Mints is a Girl Scout cookie favorite of mine, this version is made with almond flour, maple syrup, cacao, and peppermint extract! These cookies are both vegan and gluten-free!
4 based on 7 reviews
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PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
25 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
60 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Shortbread

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract

Chocolate Coating

  • 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

18 cookies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine almond flour and cacao powder. Whisk until ingredients are well combined. 
  3. Next, add in maple syrup and peppermint extract. Mix with a rubber spatula until a dough is formed. You may need to use your hands to knead the dough completely. 
  4. Roll out the dough in between two pieces of parchment paper to avoid the dough sticking to the rolling pin. Roll out to your desired thickness. I did about 1/3-1/4 of an inch. 
  5. Next, using a cookie cutter or a champagne glass, cut out the cookies. *Tip: lightly dip the champagne glass in coconut oil so that the cookies don’t stick. If they do, lightly press them into the glass and then they will fall out. 
  6. Place the cookies on the baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes. 
  7. Let cool completely. When ready, melt vegan dark chocolate with coconut oil in 30 second increments in the microwave, stirring well in between each round. 
  8. Add in the peppermint extract and mix once more. 
  9. Dip the cookies into the dark chocolate, generously coating each side. Scrape off any access on the bottom and then place onto a piece of parchment paper. 
  10. Place cookies in the freezer to harden completely, about 15 minutes. 
  11. Enjoy! 

Notes

  • Thin Mints are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoyed within 7-10 days.
  • Freeze thin mints and enjoy within 30-60 days. Let thaw on the counter for 5-10 minutes before enjoying.

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Hello
I made this recipe with activated almonds that I made into the meal myself
Unfortunately the mixture was extremely crumbly and I had a tough time bringing the mixture together. I ended up adding some coconut oil and refrigerating the mixture . Not sure if that helped. I was able to form some biscuits and coated them in the chocolate After baking and my granddaughter loved them.
I think if I used store bought almond flour they probably would hVe been easier to handle
I still think you deserve a good rating

Hi Luisa! Thanks for taking the time to comment. It is true, store-bought almond flour is much more fine than homemade which is what this recipe was intended for. I’m glad you were able to make it work and I appreciate you taking the time to leave a rating! xx

Thin mints that girl scouts sell are already vegan. Support your community!

Sooo sooo good make sure you role them out really thin so they get crispy and I added about 10 drops of peppermint extract to a doubled recipe, and the rest coconut oil

I just made these! Absolutely delicious and very easy to make! Thank you ❤️