tap tap tap you hear at your door…
you go to open it and no one is standing at your eye level.. but you feel a little presence..
you gaze down, and all you see is a BIG smile on a little girl dressed in a green or brown jumper holding out a massive ‘brochure’ covered in…
i mean… you gotta give it to her.. she is just so adorable and cute and all she wants you to do is BUY THE DARN COOKIES!
Girl Scout Cookies.
who else was a ‘scout?! i absolutely loved being a girl scout growing up and now that i clearly am not longer a ‘scout i absolutely love benefiting from what they put out…
oh i already said that?!
if you’ve never had a girl scout cookies…. you need to get on it!
if you have fallen for that tap at the door and ended up buying 10 boxes of cookies at an insanely high price, but did it for a good cause (reality is… you just wanted the delicious goodies that come from it) thinking you’ll give the boxes out as gifts but you end up keeping them all when they arrive.
BEEN THERE DONE THAT!
they’re just so gosh darn delicious! the lemon ones, the classic tag-alongs, the SAMOAS, and my favorite….
it’s packed full of flavor… chocolate…. mint…
yeah, you get the point.
but you know what’s not good about those little boxes filled with mouth-watering joy?!
the not-so-waist-line-friendly part of them!
and they’re packed with ingredients we really just don’t need for these healthy ‘bods we’re building and fueling!
so of course….. i had to recreate these bad-boys!
are you ready?! like really though, lets be honest… you’re craving one already!
i feel you!
Gluten-Free Thin Mint Cookies
1/2 & 1/8 cup Almond Flour
1/4 cup Coconut Flour
1 tbsp Arrowroot Powder
1/8 cup Cacao Powder
pinch of salt
1/2 c. Syrup (or honey)
1 1/2 tbsp egg whites
1 tsp peppermint extract
1/8 cup Coconut Oil, melted
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp Coconut Oil
i promise you, they’re NOT going to be as difficult as you are thinking!
Step 1: in a bowl, add in all your dry ingredients and mix up.
Step 2: in a separate bowl, melt your coconut oil, add in your syrup, egg whites, peppermint extract and stir. begin to pour that into your dry ingredients bowl.
Step 3: mix well until a very thick cookie dough texture begins to form.
Step 4: lay out a sheet of Saran Wrap and scoop that dough out, forming it into a log and roll it up in the wrap.
Step 5: stick your chocolate log (that sounds funny) in the freezer for about 2 hours.
when your log is solid begin the next steps
preheat oven to 350 degrees
Step 1: unwrap your log and begin to slice into cookies, placing on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Step 2: pop in the oven for 12 minutes, flipping over half way through (at the 6 minute mark)
Step 3: when 12 minutes is up, allow them to cool.
Step 4: in a glass bowl pour in your chocolate chips and add the coconut oil (which helps thin it out) and microwave (or double broil) stirring at 25 second increments until melted.
Step 5: with a fork, lay the cookies on it and dip into the chocolate, coating all sides then lay on parchment paper.
stick the cookies in the freezer when all are covered and allow to set for an hour.
Recipe makes 8 Cookies