Paleo Thin Mints – A healthy alternative to Girl Scout Cookies courtesy of www.elanaspantry.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons palm shortening
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 ounces chocolate chunks
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract

Preparation

  1. In a food processor, combine almond flour, coconut flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt
  2. Pulse in shortening, honey, and peppermint extract until dough forms
  3. Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper to ⅛ inch thick
  4. Freeze dough for 15 minutes
  5. Using a 2-inch cookie cutter, cut out dough
  6. Transfer circles to a parchment lined baking sheet
  7. Bake at 350° for 4 minutes
  8. Cool completely on the baking sheets, then freeze for 1 hour
  9. Melt chocolate and peppermint extract in a small saucepan over very low heat
  10. Dip each cookie in chocolate, then place on a parchment-lined plate
  11. Transfer plate to freezer for 1 hour
  12. Serve

Makes 20 “Thin Mints”