Girl Scout Cookie season is right around the corner and if you’re anything like me, you know that buying a few boxes can be a slippery slope because let’s be honest… how many times have we looked down and unknowingly eaten an entire sleeve??

Luckily, I have made a healthier version of FIVE different types of girl scout cookies. We will kick off this series by starting with the infamous thin mints!!

These cookies are made with King Arthur’s gluten free flour, protein, coconut oil, and sweetened with Swerve for a low sugar and macro friendly treat. These can even be completely sugar free by using sugar free chocolate!

Since these cookies are made with coconut oil and not butter, you will make these slightly different than you would if you were making traditional shortbread style cookies. To begin, you will melt the coconut oil completely, then mix with all dry ingredients until you form a dough.

 

Roll out dough onto floured surface and cut into circles. *Tip: if you do not have the right size cookie cutter, simply look around your kitchen for various sized lids! I used the lid of a seasoning container and this was the perfect size for me. 

 

After cutting the dough into circles, place on baking sheet and spread evenly. I prefer to use a silicone baking mat as this ensures the cookies will bake evenly. After this step, it is very important that you now PLACE THIS SHEET IN THE FREEZER!!

I repeat, PLACE THE COOKIE SHEET IN THE FREEZER!

This will prevent the cookies from spreading as they bake. It doesn’t take long, about 5 minutes will do.

Once cookies are nice and frozen, Place sheet in oven at 350 for 8-10 minutes. 

Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

In a double boiler, melt together 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1/8 tsp peppermint extract and 1/2 tbsp coconut oil. 

Carefully dip each cookie into the chocolate, using a fork to spread evenly over entire cookie.

Place cookies onto wire rack and chill once all cookies have been dipped.

Store in fridge for up to one week. These taste great frozen as well!

 

makes 25 cookies.

macros per cookie:

83 calories

6.6g carbs

6g fat

1g protein 

 

Gluten Free Thin Mints
Serves 24
Gluten Free, low sugar Thin Mints that taste like the real thing!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp (100g) gluten free flour
  2. 1/2 scoop Syntrax chocolate Matrix protein
  3. 1/4 cup (24g) dutch cocoa powder
  4. 6 tbsp (54g) swerve confectioner's sweetener
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
  6. 1/4 tsp baking powder
  7. 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  8. 1/2 cup (112g) coconut oil, melted
Coating
  1. 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  2. 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  3. 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
Instructions
  1. To begin, you will melt the coconut oil completely, then mix with all dry ingredients until you form a dough.
  2. Roll out dough onto floured surface and cut into circles. *Tip: if you do not have the right size cookie cutter, simply look around your kitchen for various sized lids!
  3. Place cookies onto parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet and place in freezer for 5 minutes.
  4. Bake cookies at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.
  6. In a double boiler or microwave, melt together chocolate, coconut oil and peppermint extract.
  7. Using a fork, gently dip each cookie into chocolate mixture and coat thoroughly.
  8. Return cookies to wire rack. Once all cookies have been dipped, place in fridge to harden chocolate completely.
  9. Store in fridge for up to one week.
Notes
  1. No cookie cutters? Use a lid that you find in your kitchen!
  2. *Freeze cookies before baking as this will prevent cookies from spreading.
  3. Use code "syntraxcarissa" for 40% off all syntrax protein at si03.com
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    February 7, 2018 at 8:54 am

    […] Second cookie of the girl scout cookie series and my personal favorite.. Peanut Butter Patties AKA Tagalongs! ( Click here to see the recipe for Thin Mints) […]

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