These Grain Free Mint Chocolate Cookies are Nut Free, and Gluten Free. They are made with paleo-friendly tapioca flour, and coconut flour. They have a wonderful crispy outside and a chewy middle.
These Grain Free Mint Chocolate Cookies are a version of my Grain Free Double Chocolate Cookies. Same recipe, just mintier!
I don’t do a lot of Paleo baking. First of all paleo-baking is really an oxymoron. Cookies are not paleo, and neither is bread, I don’t care what they’re made of. That said, I know that I would never stick to a lifestyle that did not allow for occasional treats. Knowing that sometimes I’m going to have dessert, I figure that making them with paleo-friendly ingredients is a much better option that grabbing a bag or Oreos.
I’m allergic to nuts, which makes my grain-free flour choices really limiting. I’ve tried a number of coconut flour based recipes and have found the cookies to be more like cake than like cookies. So, I set out to make a crispy, grain free and nut free cookie. It was not an easy feat!
After several attempts, I finally got the right mix of ingredients. Because of all the chocolate in these cookies, they spread when you bake them like wheat cookies do. Be sure to leave at least two inches between them on the baking sheet, or they’ll run together.
I used my handy-dandy cookie scoop, which makes little balls that contain one Tbs of dough. I did not bake more than 6 cookies to a sheet, because I wanted to be sure that they had plenty of room to spread.
For the chocolate chunks...
I chopped a 3 oz, Mint Dark Chocolate bar by Theo .
There are lots of dark mint chocolate bars out there, but Theo is my favorite. It’s delicious and it has a really clean ingredient list.
A note about coconut flour, its absorbency can really vary from brand to brand. I used Trader Joes Organic Coconut flour. If you are using a different brand, start with 2/3 of what is called for, let it rest a few minutes, and then check your consistency before adding the full amount. You should have sticky dough, not batter, and it should be scoopable.
This recipe makes 21 three-inch-wide cookies.
These cookies are wonderful frozen! Make ice cream sandwiches with my Homemade Mint Ice Cream!
As an alternate version, try my Grain Free Double Chocolate Cookies!
I use this recipe to make an awesome Grain Free Crumb Pie Crust! Its great for ice cream pie!
I love adding a whole, unprocessed and healthy twist to classic recipes. My food is often grain-free, usually gluten-free, and always unprocessed.
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Wonderful recipe!!! Except no mention of when to add the peppermint extract, unless I am missing where it's mentioned. I had to mix it in after everything was all done.
Thanks for catching that! You should add it along with the vanilla extract to the wet ingredients. I have updated the recipe.
I accidentally added chocolate chips and made them double chocolate mint cookies. This was my first time making this recipe and let me tell you. I love them so much I didn't want to share.
Sounds like a happy accident to me 😉