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Chocolate Mint Cookies {Grain-Free, Paleo}


  • Author: Erin Collins
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 57 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies

Description

Chocolate Mint Patty Cookies! Crispy on the outside, BROWNIE-LIKE on the inside, with melted mint chocolate in every bite.


Ingredients

  • 12 Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Honey Mints or peppermint patty of your choice (make your own paleo peppermint patties using my recipe)*

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup palm shortening or butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt

Instructions

  1. Unwrap the honey mints. Place them in a bowl in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor, or using a hand mixer, blend together all the wet ingredients until well-combined.
  4. Add all the dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Scoop out tablespoon-size mounds of dough onto the cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie slightly. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Remove the honey mints from the freezer and take the cookies out of the oven. Press 1 honey mint down onto each cookie. Bake for another 3-4 minutes.
  6. Cool the cookies on the pan for 5-10 minutes. Transfer carefully to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Enjoy!

*If making your own peppermint patties, be sure to make them relatively thin and only 1-inch in diameter.