Gluten Free Thin Mints
These Gluten Free Thin Mints are every bit as rich and decadent as the classic cookie, but they are made with wholesome ingredients. Whether you need to eat Gluten Free or you just want to make these homemade Thin Mints year round, this recipe is for you!
I was a Girl Scout growing up and Thin Mints were always my favorite cookie! These Thin Mints are fresh, light and crispy. The mint chocolate combination is such a classic. My second favorite Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookie is Paleo Samoa Cookies.
Why This Recipe Works
These Gluten Free Girl Scout cookies are super easy and crave worthy. Here is why this recipe works:
- The dough is made with only a handful of ingredients. Once mixed, refrigerate dough until hardened.
- The cookie dough is then rolled out and cut into circles. No need to worry about crazy ingredients, achieving the perfect texture, or having the cookies rise.
- Once baked and cooled, dip into melted chocolate.
- This recipe is incredibly easy and yields the best results!
- Check out this Mint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream for another fun dessert.
Why Make Thin Mints?
Thin mints are a super popular Girl Scout cookie. Here’s why you should make this version:
- These are incredibly easy to make.
- They require only a handful of healthy ingredients.
- If you love this classic cookie but you’re gluten free or Vegan, make these!
- These cookies are the perfect little bite.
- If you’re a fan of mint chocolate, these cookies are for you!
- Or, try these Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies!
How To Make
First, combine all cookie ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir until a crumbly dough forms. Then, refrigerate dough for 20 minutes.
Remove dough from fridge. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roll out dough between two sheets of parchment paper. Use a cookie cutter to cut dough into 1.5 to 2 inch cookies. Continue rolling out and cutting dough until all dough is used.
Next, bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are crispy and middle is set. Remove from oven.
After that, make the coating. Melt coconut oil in a microwave safe dish. Then, mix in chocolate chips and mint extract and stir until smooth and creamy.
Dunk each cookie in the coating. Use a fork to flip cookie several times, until fully coated.
Place each cookie on the baking sheet. Finally, refrigerate for 10 minutes or until chocolate has hardened.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Which Girl Scout cookies are gluten free?
There are currently two Girl Scout cookies that are Gluten Free. Check the Girl Scout official website, as they are often rotated from year to year.
Can I substitute for the almond flour?
The only substitute I suggest is replacing the 1 cup of almond flour with 1/3 cup of coconut flour.
Are Thin Mints Gluten Free?
Girl Scout Thin Mints are not gluten free unfortunately. This version is 100% gluten free! My Gluten Free Recipes page has more gluten free recipes.
Are these Vegan?
Traditional Girl Scout Thin Mints contain soy. Thankfully this recipe is Vegan!
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Get the Recipe: Gluten Free Thin Mints
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp mint extract
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp mint extract
- First, sift almond flour into a large mixing bowl. Add remaining Thin Mint ingredients.
- Stir until a crumbly dough forms.
- Then, place bowl in fridge for 20 minutes.
- Remove from fridge and preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Then, gather dough in hands and form a large ball of dough.
- Place dough on a sheet of parchment paper. Place another sheet of parchment paper on top.
- Next, carefully roll out dough until it's about 1/4 inch thick.
- Use a cookie cutter to cut dough into 1.5 to 2 inch circles. Place each cookie on baking sheet. Continue rolling and cutting out dough until it's all used up.
- Next, bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are crispy and middle is set.
- After that, make the coating. Add coconut oil to a microwave safe dish. Microwave in 30 second increments, until melted. Stir in chocolate chips and mint extract and stir until chocolate is melted.
- Dunk each Thin Mint into the melted chocolate. Then, use a fork to flip cookie several times, or until fully coated.
- Continue for remaining cookies. Place on baking sheet. Then, place baking sheet in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes or until chocolate is hardened.
- The 1 cup almond flour can be replaced with 1/3 cup coconut flour.
- Thin Mint dough will be crumbly and thick.
- Refrigerate before baking! This helps the dough to bind together more and is easier to roll out.
- Cut out cookies in the same size and the same height. This ensures even baking.
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23 Comments on “Gluten Free Thin Mints”
Can you substitute with Cassava or coconut flour?
Hi Jessica! I have not experimented with another flour. If trying coconut, you would only need about 1/3 cup total. For cassava, I’d start with 3/4 cups and then add more if needed. Please let me know if you try either!
Oops, I am so sorry. I commented on the wrong site. ♀️I’m sure yours are delicious too.
Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! These look delicious
The mint dough is so delicious, we used coconut flour and came out super!
These are absolutely delicious – we enjoyed them with our morning coffee!
These are perfect! I love this gf version.
These are actually my favorite of the Girl Scout Cookies and I really appreciate the gluten free option you presented with this recipe. Thanks
Sounds delicious, thank you for the recipe. I’ll be trying it this weekend!
These Gluten-Free Thin Mints were perfect for my best friend. She has serious gluten allergies and misses so many of the things she enjoyed. I gave her the link to your Gluten-Free Thin Mints so she can make them anytime she craves them! Have a great Sunday!
Thank you so much for sharing my recipe with your friend! I hope she loves them!
Oh wow, these thin mints are so healthy and look delicious. I must give them a try asap. I bet my boys would love them too. Thanks for this lovely recipe!
Yum! I am sure these these Gluten Free Thin Mints taste really good! I love mint and chocolate. I can’t believe I can have them in one.
I can’t believe how simple this recipe is to make! My gf fiance will LOVE them!
I’m going to make these this weekend. I love mints and often find them rather addictive. I doubt there will be many left for the next day.
Oh, I bet these are super addictive. I can’t resist chocolate and mint.
Yes they are super yummy!
Well, I do love the combination of chocolate and mint. I bet these are totally addictive too. What a great treat for Valentine’s, Easter or Christmas.
Yes, they are! Great for many occasions.
My daughter has just recently switched to a gluten-free diet because of a wheat allergy. She is going to LOVE these!
I’m so happy to hear that!
OMG, Thin mints are my perfect dessert. I love your recipe! I am gluten sensitive, so I am definitely making these. I can’t wait! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!
Thank you so much, Jenny!