Girl Scout Cookies are basically the most delicious cookies on earth, ESPECIALLY the Thin Mints.
Chocolate and mint is my favorite flavor combo, which probably explains why I think these cookies are just SO GOOD.
However, each year, I have to (forcefully) stop myself from diving face-first into a box of Girl Scout Thin Mints because of the not-so-great ingredients, the high carb content, and because they are far from allergy-friendly.
With that in mind, I knew I needed to come up with a keto- and allergy-friendly alternative!
Healthy, Allergy-Friendly Dessert Recipe
- Low-Carb/Keto: Only 1.5 grams of net carbs per cookie in these Thin Mints versus over 5 grams of carbs in the traditional version of the cookie.
- Paleo: These Thin Mints are free from grains, gluten, soy, and dairy.
- Dairy-Free: Coconut oil is used in this recipe in place of cream, milk, and butter.
- Egg-Free: This recipe can be made egg-free by using ground flax seeds, a fiber-rich, vegan alternative to eggs!
- Gluten-Free/Grain-Free: This recipe uses almond flour, a grain- and gluten-free baking ingredient.
- Vegetarian/Vegan: In addition to these cookies being low-carb and paleo-compliant, they are also vegetarian/vegan as they are free from animal products.
With only 1.5g net carbs per serving, these Thin Mints are a perfect keto- and allergy-friendly dessert that everyone can enjoy!
Diets This Recipe Is Compliant With
This recipe is keto, low-carb, paleo, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian, vegan, and refined-sugar-free.
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Keto Thin Mints
These Keto Thin Mints are a perfect way to curb your craving for a chocolate baked good! These cookies are keto, low-carb, paleo, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian, vegan, refined-sugar-free, and only 1.5g net carbs per serving!
- Prep Time: 25 minutes
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
- Yield: 18 cookies
- 1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp water or 1 egg, beaten
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup golden monk fruit sweetener (use code “REALBALANCED” for 20% off Lakanto products)
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, room temperature
- 2 tsp peppermint extract
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the cookies:
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- (For egg-free/vegan) To a small bowl, add flax seeds and water. Whisk together until fully incorporated. Set aside to set for at least 5 minutes.
- To a mixing bowl, add dry ingredients and whisk together.
- Melt coconut oil in microwave until liquid, about 30 seconds.
- To dry ingredients, add melted coconut oil, flax mixture OR egg, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract. Mix together until well-combined.
- Roll dough into ball and transfer bowl of dough to refrigerator to chill for 10 minutes.
- Between two pieces of parchment paper, place ball of chilled dough. Using a rolling pin, roll dough until it is an even layer.
- Using a cookie cutter or mason jar lid, cut cookies out of dough and place on prepared baking sheets. Continue to re-roll dough and cut cookies out until all dough has been used up.
- Bake cookies one baking sheet at a time for 25 minutes.
For the chocolate coating:
- Line a plate or baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
- Using double boiler method on stovetop, melt chocolate ingredients over medium low heat. Stirring occasionally until ingredients are fully combined.
- Transfer chocolate to shallow bowl.
- Using a fork, dip cookies into melted chocolate, flipping as necessary so as to evenly coat both sides of cookie.
- Transfer chocolate-coated cookie to prepared plate.
- Refrigerate cookies until chocolate hardens, about 30 minutes, or freeze for 10 minutes.