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Healthy Thin Mints are a delicious makeover of the Girl Scout classic. Each small cookie boasts 2.5g fiber and 4g of protein—no oil or sugar in this recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add dates, water and 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract to the blender. Puree until creamy and smooth.
  3. In a mixing bowl, stir almond flour, cacao powder, ground flax, hemp hearts and sea salt. Pour date cream into the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll batter into 1 inch balls. Leave space between balls so there is room to flatten.
  5. Fill a small bowl with water. Find a round, flat-bottomed glass. Wet the bottom of the glass and smush the dough ball into a flat circle. Re-wet the jar between each cookie to avoid sticking.
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow cookies to completely cool.
  7. Melt chocolate in a double broiler with 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract. If not using chocolate chips, break bar into small pieces. (Put the chocolate in a glass measuring cup. Place measuring cup in a sauce pan with water. Heat on low, stirring continuously. Do not overheat or chocolate will become sticky.)
  8. Once cookies have cooled, dip each into the chocolate and place on the parchment paper. Refrigerate for 15 minutes, or until chocolate hardens. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
  9. Lazy Method: If you care more about the taste than the presentation, skip the coating. Simply add chocolate chips to the batter and bake. The flavor is just as good with much less mess.
Recipe Notes

Crunch Factor: I am really happy with the texture of these cookies. They are chewier than a Girl Scout Thin Mint, which I appreciated due to the lack of crumbs. If you want a crispier wafer, reduce the ground flax seed to 1 Tbsp. Flax is a superfood that serves as a binding agent. The reason I add 3 Tbsp. is to maximize nutrient density. Go with crispy. Go with chewy. Or split the difference and use 2 Tbsp. 

Dark Chocolate: 85 percent cacao has 5 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein and only 5 grams of sugar per serving. 72 percent has more sugar, but is still a reasonable option. Choose the highest percentage your palate can handle for the healthiest version possible.  

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