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Thin Mint Cookies ((Allergy Friendly))

Thin Mint Cookies Girl Scout style….except these cookies contain no wheat and no dairy, and are gluten free, sugar free, soy free, nut and seed free and fruit free! So how the heck did I make cookies without using any of the normal ingredients you find in cookies??  Oh it wasn’t easy, but I did it.  Thin Mint Cookies that are officially GiGi-fied.

So let me introduce you to GiGi…GiGi blogs at GiGi Eats Celebrities.  I stumbled across her blog a few months back, and have been OBSESSED with GiGi ever since then (I mean that in a totally non-stalker kind of way….I swear).  Whenever I need a laugh, I know which blog to head over to because GiGi tells it like it is!  Plus GiGi is smart (she is a certified nutritionist and has a master’s degree in Nutrition Communications) annnnnnd she’s drop dead gorgeous.

But GiGi has major food allergies.  So over on her blog awhile back, GiGi offered up the challenge of “GiGi-fying” recipes for her to try.  I jumped on that boat like a 3rd grader with the right answer in class (pick me! pick me! pick meeeeeeeee!!).  So here we are.  After talking to GiGi, we decided on Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies.  Made food-allergy friendly and no-bake, because to me, Thin Mints are either eaten cold from the refrigerator or freezer anyways!

If you have a food allergy and want something sweet, these Thin Mint Cookies pretty much address every food allergy there is, so this is a great recipe for you.  GiGi is taking my recipe and making a video of her making the Thin Mint Cookies and trying them (and trust me….she will give her honest opinion!), over on her blog.  So make sure you click over to her blog and watch the video she made, of her making these Thin Mints!

These cookies are super easy to make and I actually had all the ingredients on hand to make these…so no wild goose chase needed to get the ingredients to make these cookies.  I used Lorann Professional Kitchen Peppermint Bakery Emulsion for the peppermint extract.  I love the Bakery Emulsions from Lorann’s, but you can use whatever brand peppermint emulsion or peppermint extract you like.  Make sure it is peppermint and NOT MINT EXTRACT.  This makes a difference in how they taste.

Thin Mint Cookies ((Allergy Friendly))

Print Recipe
Serves: 20 Cooking Time: 0-minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Nuzest Rich Chocolate Protein Powder (or your preferred brand of chocolate protein powder)
  • 3-1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5 tablespoons Barlean's Butter Flavored Coconut Oil, slightly melted (or your preferred brand of coconut oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia extract (or more if you like them sweeter and depending on the amount of sugar in your protein powder)
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (I used Lorann's Peppermint Bakery Emulsion)

Instructions

1

Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray. Set aside.

2

In a medium sized bowl, add the chocolate protein powder, unsweetened cocoa, coconut oil, stevia and peppermint extract. Mix until well combined. You may need to add water, in small increments, to get desired consistency.

3

Pour mixture out into prepared pan, spreading the mixture into an even layer in the pan.

4

Place pan in the refrigerator or freezer for several minutes until set. Once set, cut the cookies out using a round cookie cutter or just cut up into squares.

5

Option to roll the dough into balls instead, flatten slightly with your hands and place in the refrigerator to set.

Notes

Store cookies in the refrigerator in an air tight container. Cookies stay fresh for 4-5 days.

I was going to be all cute and cut the cookies out into circles, just like the Girl Scout Thin Mints.  So I pull out my HUGE jar of cookie cutters and dump all the cookie cutters out trying to find my circle cookie cutter.  I must have one right?!  I mean that’s basic.  And um.  No.  I do not have a circle cookie cutter.  (((HEAVY SIGH)))  So I just had to cut my cookies out into squares.

I hope you enjoyed this healthy, allergy friendly recipe!  Most of my recipes here on the blog are crazy, over-the-top sweet, but if you guys like this recipe and want more, I am down to do a weekly healthy recipe series.  Let me know!

So what do these Thin Mint Cookies taste like???  Well go by GiGi’s blog or click HERE to check out the video of GiGi making these Thin Mints and eating them, to find out.  She will tell you EXACTLY what they taste like.  And follow her on Instagram too: @gigieats and her new Instagram account: @myhusbandhatesme! H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S 🙂

XOXO,

Kelly

PS-  You can find this recipe linked up at the following link parties: Meal Plan Monday, Sugar and Spice, PinJunkie, Pretty Pintastic Party, Weekend Potluck.

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    July 18, 2017 at 5:32 AM

    YOU DO realize…. You are allowed to stalk me in a stalker-ish way too 😉 ahahahaha!!
    But seriously – I am so thankful and appreciative of you taking on the CHALLENGE! Lets say that my STOMACH and TASTE BUDS are pretty thankful too (not to give away whether or not I liked them – hehehehe).

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 18, 2017 at 6:41 AM

      Hahahaha. Awesome! This was such a fun challenge….we should definitely do it again 😉 Thanks for making the awesome video to go with this recipe!! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Maria Doss
    July 18, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    I’m so glad that you’re attempting to create allergy-friendly treats. Looks so delicious:)

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 18, 2017 at 8:51 PM

      Thank you Maria! Everyone needs dessert in their life….so I can’t leave out the people with food allergies! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Katherine | Love In My Oven
    July 18, 2017 at 2:58 PM

    Hah I hate when you think you have something in your kitchen and then you cannot find it, and finally realize you actually don’t have what you think you have! Sigh. Anyway, these look amazing and thank you for creating something so allergy-friendly and delicious!!

    • Reply
      GiGi Eats Celebrities
      July 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM

      I can attest – they rock!!!

      • Reply
        Kelly
        July 18, 2017 at 8:56 PM

        Yayyyyyy!! I am so glad you loved them!! 🙂 XOXO

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 18, 2017 at 8:54 PM

      Hehehe thanks Katherine! I have since purchased a circle cookie cutter lol. And I love the challenge of trying to take a classic recipe and change it to accommodate those with food allergies. Hopefully more allergy friendly recipes to come 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Via B Design
    July 18, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    That’s so sweet of you to make it for Gigi! They look delicious, I might have to try this sometime.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 18, 2017 at 8:54 PM

      Thank you! These are so easy to make…I definitely recommend!! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    July 18, 2017 at 5:46 PM

    These sounds WONDERFUL, Kelly! I love that I can have thin mints year-round now, and feed them to all my friends with food allergies, too! Have a great week, my dear!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 18, 2017 at 8:57 PM

      Thank you Kelsie! It’s an easy recipe to keep on hand for those friends you want to make something sweet for, but they have food allergies 🙂 Have a great week too my dear! XOXO

  • Reply
    Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess
    July 18, 2017 at 6:36 PM

    Perfect little treats! Thankful to not have allergies but OMG I would eat these regardless! They look delish! Great video and recipe! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 18, 2017 at 8:58 PM

      Hehehe yes…I myself would die without being able to eat sugar, peanut butter….and all other things that are naughty hehehe. And thank you darling! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Amy (Savory Moments)
    July 22, 2017 at 4:13 AM

    These look great, Kelly! It’s wonderful to work on recipes for those with allergies.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 22, 2017 at 2:52 PM

      Thank you Amy!! Gotta make the sweets for those with allergies too 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Sarah
    July 24, 2017 at 9:24 AM

    Yes thin mints must be eaten cold! No better way. This recipe looks goooood. Pinned!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 24, 2017 at 11:59 AM

      Totally, right?! That’s how my mom ate them, so that’s how I ate them 🙂 Thanks darling! XOXO

  • Reply
    Allison
    July 25, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    Gigi always makes me laugh! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 25, 2017 at 12:27 PM

      Hahahah she’s awesome, right?!

  • Reply
    laura70ak
    July 27, 2017 at 5:01 PM

    OMG I can have these–like actually make and eat these without making ANY adjustments–except maybe the serving amount because I’M THE ONLY ONE EATING THESE! <3

    • Reply
      Kelly
      July 27, 2017 at 10:29 PM

      Hehehe yeah these Thin Mints cover just about every food allergy out there, so you can totally eat these! And eat as many as you want 🙂 XOXO

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