Vegan Thin Mints
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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!
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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!
Yes, totally! However, if you are vegan make sure it’s vegan chocolate.
Other Recipes You May Like
- Samoa Girl Scout Cookies
- Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies
- Cosmic Brownies
- Healthy Snickers
- Twix Bars- Vegan and Gluten Free
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 Instagram, Tiktok or Pinterest!
Can I use oat flour instead of almond flour?
yes you can, however the texture will be slightly different.
Sorry, thought these were horrible. They were super rubbery and hard even after following the recipe. Maybe they don’t translate properly in the UK?!
Hi Bex, you’re the very first person to have said. Which measurement system are you using?
May u pls share the peppermint brand you used?
McCormick or Simply Organic!
I made these today and they turned out fantastic! I love how simple the ingredients are.
So happy to hear that Amber! I appreciate your review, so glad you loved them!