Thin Mint Cookies (Gluten and Egg Free)

by danielle on January 22, 2013

As a kid I never stuck to my hobbies and activities for long. I’ve talked before about my one year stint with soccer (and how terrible I was), my two years of basketball, a few years of dance. I basically wanted to do whatever my friends were doing. I was a girl scout for two years. Technically I think I was a brownie cause I wasn’t old enough to be a girl scout. The only reason I signed up was because everyone else was doing it and I thought it was cool to stay after school for it. Trust me I was far from a cool kid. The only thing I remember from girl scouts was selling the cookies and our sleepover at the museum of science. Maybe that sounds fun but let me tell you it was not. My poor mom volunteered with us and I don’t think either of us will ever get over it (sorry again mom!). We slept on the hard floor of the museum and I was totally spooked out by it. I had to skip the 3-d theater cause it made me sick. I was in a group without my friends. Not fun. I’ve never been a fan of sleepovers and this just sealed the deal. I prefer my sleep. I like my own bed. I am not adventurous. I was good at selling the cookies though….or at least my mom was! Thank God for my poor mom! Hopefully these cookies will make up for my two years as a brownie.

thinmintcookies

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup white sorghum flour
  • 1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint oil
  • 1 tbs. coconut oil
  • 1 cup enjoy life chocolate chips

Directions: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a mixing bowl combine your flours, arrowroot starch, and cocoa powder.
  3. Next mix in the coconut sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum and sea salt.
  4. Using a hand mixer blend in the applesauce, brown rice, syrup, and 1/4 cup melted coconut oil.
  5. Lastly stir in your vanilla extract and peppermint oil.
  6. Drop you cookies by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake your cookies for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Let the cookies cool completely then…
  9. In a microwave safe dish melt together 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 tbs. coconut oil.
  10. Dip your cookies one at a time into the chocolate to coat them and place them on wax paper to set.
  11. Let the chocolate cool completely and enjoy!

 Makes around 22 cookies

gluten free thin mint cookies

gluten free cookies

 

What’s your favorite girl scout cookie??? 

Were you a fan of sleepovers? 

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle @ Eat Move Balance January 22, 2013 at 10:23 am

Love your new profile pic!! Beautiful!

My favorite G.S. cookie is the Somoa (I think that’s what they’re called)–coconut and chocolate. Mmmm. :) Thin Mints are a close second, though.

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danielle January 22, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Thanks Michelle! My mom and sister always loved samoas too!

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Lucie January 22, 2013 at 11:15 am

These cookies look delicious, I am not sure what girls scout is, we obviously don’t have t hat :-) But I definitely wasn’t a fan of sleepovers either. I always woke up at night or too early in the morning and could only star at the wall in the dark cause it wasn’t my house and everyone was still sleeping :-)

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danielle January 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Girl scouts is like an after school group in the US and they sell cookies as a fundraiser! Good to know I wasn’t alone on hating sleepovers!

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Jessie January 22, 2013 at 11:45 am

How funny. I JUST got done telling my mom a minute ago to order me some. Obviously yours are much healthier, Ha!

Favorite: Thin mints (frozen especially), and the chocolate ones w/ pb inside! So good :)

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danielle January 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Too funny! I’ve never tried them frozen but I’ve heard that too! Might be dangerous if it makes them taste even better ;)

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Linz @ Itz Linz January 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm

my favorite girl scout cookie is a samoa – i love coconut! but thin mints and tagalongs are a close second!!!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm

We have different Girl Guide cookies here in Canada – the only ones we have are thin mint cookies and chocolate or vanilla sandwich cookies. The thin mint ones are definitely my favourite! :D

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danielle January 22, 2013 at 4:39 pm

I’ve never seen sandwich cookie ones! Interesting!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm

You are so creative! :)

My favorite Girl Scouts cookies are the shortbread cookies or the peanut butter delights….oh, and do-si-dos are delicious, too!!

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danielle January 22, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Thanks Hannah!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots January 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm

thin mints are the best girl scout cookies!! these look amazing! haha my life as a soccer player didnt last very long. Um I loved sleepovers growing up

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danielle January 22, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I know so did everyone! I was the strange child that hated sleepovers ;)

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Alysia @ Slim Sanity January 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm

holy cow!!! I’ve been out sick and missed your wonderful blog transformation. it looks awesome! :)

I think it’s impossible to not like thin mints… I also like the tagalongs. chocolate peanut butter goodness!

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danielle January 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Thanks so much Alysia! I used to love the chocolate peanut butter ones!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm

I lasted all of about 2 months before dropping out of Girl Scouts :lol: Maybe I would have lasted longer if I could have eaten the cookies, but allergies made that kind of tricky. That being said, I couldn’t tell you what my favorite girl scout cookie is, but I do love the combination of chocolate and mint :D

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danielle January 22, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Hahaha too funny! I can’t have the cookies anymore either so this is my swap! I love chocolate mint too!

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Kerry @ Totes My Oats January 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Those look amazing! I’ve always loved somoas!

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danielle January 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Thanks Kerry!

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Lisa January 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I love you for this recipe haha. I never did girl scouts or anything like that, guess I wasn’t cool enough;) And I don’t think I’ve ever tried the cookies either! My parents never bought them. Hmm…I do know I love the good ol’ chocolate and mint combo though! So good.

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danielle January 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm

You would love them! We never got them a lot but I love anything chocolate mint too!

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GiGi Eats Celebrities January 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm

You know what just FLEW out of my mouth when I landed on your page? “Oh wow! New LAYOUT and DESIGN!!” How pretty! I love it! Sleek!! :) Oh and those Thin Mint Cookies, they ain’t so bad either, lol!! Reminds me of when I used to eat the Whole BOX of Girl Scout Cookies! ;)

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danielle January 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Thanks so much girl!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables January 22, 2013 at 10:45 pm

I heart samoas and tagalongs, but thin mints came in pretty close. You made my day with this recipe!!

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danielle January 22, 2013 at 10:58 pm

So glad you like it!

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Madi @ sweet ordinary life January 23, 2013 at 1:14 am

Thin mints are the BEST girl scout cookie {especially frozen} :)

LOVE the new layout and look of the blog!

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danielle January 23, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Thanks so much Madi!

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Jess @ JessieBearWhatWillYouWear January 23, 2013 at 2:40 am

I totally hated sleepovers as a kid too.. still do. I just want my own bed, is that so much to ask? haha. Thin mints are totally my fav though. mmmmmmmm.

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danielle January 23, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Hahaha I couldn’t agree more!

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Rachel @ Healthy Chicks January 23, 2013 at 11:34 pm

YUM! Always looking for healthy, gf options!

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danielle January 24, 2013 at 12:38 am

Glad you liked it!

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