Keto Thin Mint Cookies:
This thin mint cookies recipe is a modified version from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health. You will love these keto thin mint cookies!!
If you enjoy recipes like this, you may be interested in my advanced nutrition and recipe book the Keto Metabolic Breakthrough.
Keto Thin Mint Cookies
Yield 6 Cookies
- 1 cup of cashew flour or ½ cup of coconut flour
- 4 tbsps. of raw cacao or minimally processed cocoa powder
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 1 pinch of pink salt
- 1 tsp of stevia
- ½ cup of coconut oil
Step #1: Take one cup cashews and grind in a magic bullet or coffee grinder until flour forms.
Step #2: In a bowl, mix the cashew flour, cacao powder, and salt together.
Step #3: Melt coconut oil in a small sauce pan.
Step #4: Add the coconut oil, vanilla, peppermint, stevia, to the dry mixture and mix until a dough forms. Add more cacao or cashew flour if batter is too wet. 1 tablespoon at a time.
Step #5: Take a teaspoon or so of the batter and drop onto a plate lined with parchment paper. Press down and form into the shape of a thin mint cookie or roll into bite size balls like pictured above.
Step #6: Place in freezer for 15-30 minutes to allow the cookies to harden.
Step #7: Take cookies out and enjoy! Store in fridge or freezer.
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
Courses Dessert or Snack
Serving Size 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 26 g
Total Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
You can use any kind of nut or seed flour. To make the flour, simple take a cup of dry nuts (almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds) and grind them with a coffee grinder or magic bullet type blender until a fine flour like substance appears.
I have also done this with ½ cups of coconut flour instead of 1 cup nut/seed flour. You can also form the batter into bite sized balls to change it up a bit.
Dr Jockers Comments:
If you enjoy girl scout thin mint cookies than this is your recipe! It is low-carb, full of healthy ingredients, easy to make and taste amazing!!
I personally cannot even get close to Girl Scout cookies or the box will be gone! Haha! It takes great discipline for me to stay away from sugar so other than a few times a year I don’t let myself even have the option.
One time that I do allow some sugar is around the holidays. I, of course, go for much healthier options and some that are sugar-free like these amazing grain-free thin mint cookies. There are tons of super ingredients in these such as healthy fats from the coconut oil and pastured eggs. The organic chocolate and peppermint extract also provide lots of antioxidant phytonutrients.
It is best to go with coconut flour which is a grain-free, low-carb flour that contains tons of healthy prebiotic fibers and fatty acids that help to nourish our microbiome and support the growth of microbes that help us burn fat and detoxify better.
Most people enjoy the flavor of stevia but some do complain about a slightly bitter after-taste. Adding in a pinch of pink salt into your stevia recipes does wonders for eliminating this after-taste. Remember, stevia is 100 times stronger than sugar so you don’t need much!
Your family will go crazy for these healthier alternatives! Girl scout cookies without the myriad of toxins those things contain! No trans-fats or high omega 6 oils and the use of a sugar-free sweetener such as stevia. No GMO’s, no chemical toxins and no additives and preservatives! Yeeeaaah!