Everyone loves Girl Scout cookies! Right? Of course — they’re a famous American family mainstay, so it’s a bummer when their ingredients don’t align with your dietary needs — and those goals to kick the sugar, preservatives, and gluten to the curb. But it’s no fun to give up on those wonderful Thin Mint cookies that bring back childhood memories.
If Thin Mints are your favorite, you’ll know that sadly they aren’t exactly keto or gluten-free. We all know how hard it is to walk by those cookie stands without stopping and buying a box…or four! You can still enjoy these scrumptious cookies with this easy gluten-free copycat keto Thin Mints recipe!
One of the things I love about this recipe is its simplicity. With easy to follow, uncomplicated steps, this recipe is perfect for everyone — even the kids can help.
Trust me, you’ll have more than enough volunteers when it comes to dipping the cookies in their chocolate coating! My kids were literally fighting over who could help with this step. Love my little kitchen helpers 🙂
Ingredients of Copycat Keto Thin Mints
This recipe utilizes almond flour, which is perfect for both keto and gluten-free recipes. If you follow either of these diets, it’s likely you already have some at home, but if not you can grab my fave brand of Almond flour here.
Why use almond flour instead of traditional flour in baking? Good question!
Not only is almond flour gluten-free, and lower in carbohydrates than typical wheat flours, but it’s more nutritious too. Along with fiber and protein, you’ll find healthy vitamins and minerals. Some of the vitamins and minerals found in almond flour include:
- Vitamin E
Keto Thin Mints
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
- pinch uncut stevia
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup sugar free chocolate chips
- 1/4 teaspoon additional pure peppermint extract
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
- Combine all cookie ingredients in a bowl. Stir to form a dough. Freeze the dough for about 5-10 minutes as it makes it much easier to roll out and cut.
- Once the dough is chilled, roll it out and cut into circles with a cookie cutter or small jar lid. I found the shape of a champagne glass turned upside down was perfect.
- Bake cookies for 7 minutes. As they cool they will firm up.
- While you make the chocolate coating, freeze the cookies so the chocolate will stick well. For the coating, mix the coconut oil and chocolate chips in a small saucepan (or, if you prefer, a microwave-safe bowl). The coconut oil makes the chocolate much smoother and easier to coat the cookies. Heat the mixture on low or microwave for 30 seconds to one minute until oil and chocolate are melted; stir until smooth. Once melted, stir in the peppermint extract. Dip cookies in chocolate and place on a parchment-lined plate, and freeze.
The next time you have to walk by a Girl Scout cookie stand, remember you don’t have to be left out! Now you can enjoy these copycat keto thin mints year-round, without sacrificing your dietary needs!
Looking for more gluten-free cookies, you might enjoy some of these:
- Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Snickerdoodles
- Banana Nut Butter Cookies
- Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
- Coconut and Chocolate Macaroons
Or check out this great big list of 47 amazing gluten-free cookies!