My herb garden seems to have overgrown. So, I decided that I would try to incorporate herbs into a few recipes. Last Spring, my Sister-in-law blogged a Healthy Mint Milkshake Recipe using mint leaves. I decided to use mint leaves in mint chocolate cookies.
These chocolate mint cookies are made from healthy ingredients. My kids devoured them! I used seven mint leaves, and I was a little nervous that it would be too minty. Next time, I might add even more. I used all purpose flour in these cookies. If you wanted to make these gluten-free, you could sub King Arthurs gluten-free flour.
Healthy Fresh Mint Chocolate Cookies
1/3 cup of cocoa powder
1/3 cup of maple syrup or honey or sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup of coconut oil
1/4 cup of milk – milk of choice
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
7-8 fresh mint leaves or more.
Method: Add all the ingredients to your food processor. Mix with a blade to make the dough. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin and use a cookie cutter to make your cookie shape of choice. Bake at 300 for 10 minutes if you make a more large cookie or 6 minutes if you made mini cookies as I did.
Using fresh mint was a great idea. I have been extremely disappointed in the recipes where I use mint extract. I think it’s because my pallet has changed over the past few years. Artificial flavors gross me out.
My kiddos loved these cookies. I plan to use these as a component in another dessert later this week. We will see if it works out.