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DIY Girl Guide Cookies: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan Thin Mints

vegan thin mints stacked vertically against a milk bottle
PREP TIME
50 min
COOK TIME
10 min
YIELDS
24-30 cookies

A Girl Guide favourite just got even more wholesome. These simple, seven-ingredient vegan thin mints are dairy-free, gluten-free and made without refined sugar. The almond flour gives them a rich and nutty flavour that’s still neutral enough to remind you of the real thing — only more delicious. Enjoy them straight out of the fridge with a glass of cold almond or oat milk.

Related: The Sweet Prairie History of Girl Guide Cookies

Like Claire’s vegan thin mints recipe? Try her sfenj AKA Moroccan doughnuts or her upside-down apple cake.

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Ingredients

2
cups almond flour
¼
cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼
cup + 3 tsp coconut oil, divided
¼
cup maple syrup
1 ¾
tsp peppermint extract, divided
tsp sea salt
1 ½
cups dark chocolate chips or chunks
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Directions

Notes

Rest Time: 60 minutes.

DIY Girl Guide cookies ingredients on counter
Step 1

In a medium bowl, mix together the almond flour, cocoa powder, ¼ cup melted coconut oil, maple syrup, 1 ¼ tsp peppermint extract and sea salt until it forms a sticky, slightly crumbly dough. Divide the cookie dough into two parts and flatten into discs. Cover each disc in food wrap and refrigerate for around 20 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

Step 3

Place one chilled dough disc on a piece of parchment paper and roll out until it’s about ¼ inch thick. Cut out circles using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, using up all the remaining dough scraps. Repeat with the second disc of chilled dough.

DIY Girl Guide cookies dough
Step 4

Put cookies on the lined baking sheet, spacing evenly and bake for about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on the baking sheet, about 20 minutes.

Step 5

Once the cookies are cooled, make the chocolate coating. Combine chocolate chips and 3 tsp coconut oil in a small bowl and melt in the microwave in 15-second intervals or on the stove using a double boiler. Once the chocolate is melted, stir in a scant ½ tsp peppermint extract.

Step 6

Carefully dip the cookies into the chocolate coating with a fork, flipping over to get all sides. Let any excess chocolate drip off before placing them on the baking sheet.

DIY Girl Guide cookies melted chocolate
Step 7

Cool the tray of dipped cookies in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens, about 20 minutes.

Step 8

Store the cookies in the refrigerator or freezer and enjoy them chilled.

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