Gluten-Free Thin Mints – Scrumptious Paleo Holiday Cookie


Elena Amsterdam of Elana’s Pantry

“Gluten-free thin mints are a scrumptious paleo holiday cookie and  a great gift for [gluten-free] friends and neighbors.” says Elana Amsterdam

Give thanks for this to the fabulous Tammy Credicott, author of Paleo Indulgences. Without her book, full of fabulous Paleo recipes (including a couple of Paleo Girl Scout Cookie recipes), I would not have thought of making this delicious gluten-free dessert.


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  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons palm shortening
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint oil
  • 6 ounces chocolate chunks
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint oil
  1. In a food processor, combine almond flour, coconut flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt
  2. Pulse in shortening, honey, and peppermint extract until dough forms
  3. Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper to ⅛ inch thick
  4. Freeze dough for 15 minutes
  5. Using a 2-inch cookie cutter , cut out dough
  6. Transfer circles to a parchment lined baking sheet
  7. Bake at 350° for 4 minutes
  8. Cool completely on the baking sheets, then freeze for 1 hour
  9. Melt chocolate and peppermint extract in a small saucepan over very low heat
  10. Dip each cookie in chocolate, then place on a parchment-lined plate
  11. Transfer plate to freezer for 1 hour
  12. Serve
 Store your Paleo Thin Mints in the freezer for the best texture and crispy crunch.

These healthy, gluten-free cookies are the perfect hostess gift, housewarming present, or DIY holiday gift.  Here are some more paleo dessert recipes you might like to use for gift baskets, holiday cookie exchanges or any time of year: