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Homemade Girl Scout's Thin Mint Cookies

cakes and cookies



  • Cookies:
  • 1 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup cocao powder
  • 3 tbsp granulated erythritol
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 10 drops stevia
  • Coating:
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 3.5oz Lindt chocolate bars (85% cacao) (or 7-8oz of any sugar-free chocolate chips)
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • Preparation:
    1. For the cookies, preheat the oven to 225F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, cocao powder, erythritol, baking powder and salt. Add in egg, butter, vanilla and stevia and stir well until dough comes together.
    3. Roll out dough between two pieces of parchment paper to desired thickness (I rolled mine very thin, about 1/8 inch thick). Lift off top piece of parchment and set aside. Using a 2-inch diameter cookie cutter, cut out circles of dough and lift gently. Place cookies on prepared baking sheet. Gather up scraps of dough and reroll until too little is left to roll out.
    4. Bake cookies until firm, 40 minutes to an hour. Turn off oven and let cookies continue to crisp up.
    5. For the coating, place a metal bowl over a pot of gently simmering water, not allowing the bowl to touch the water. Melt butter and chocolate together in the bowl, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in peppermint extract.
    6. Dip cookies into chocolate, using two forks to turn over and fully coat cookie. Gently pass chocolate-coated cookie back and forth between forks to remove excess chocolate, then place on waxed paper to cool and set.
    7. Makes about 40 cookies (if you roll out dough as thin as I did). Each cookie has a total of 3.2g of carbs but only 2.3g if you subtract erythritol. This carb count may change depending on what chocolate you use to coat the cookies. I use Lindt 85% cacao because it has the lowest number of carbs (and I like it!).

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    modified: 2011.07.09 | created: 2011.07.09

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