Healthy Fresh Mint Chocolate Cookies

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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.

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Healthy Fresh Mint Chocolate Cookies 

Ingredients 

3/4 cup of whole wheat pastry flour  or King Arthur’s gluten-free flour

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.

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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.

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5 Comments

  1. What a wonderful recipe!! I really need to use fresh mint more often.

     
  2. These sound so good and so easy. I love fresh mint!

     
  3. I love how these turned out minty and cakey and not too sweet. I bet the dough would also make a great loaf to have with tea. Any idea what the cooking time would be to do that?

     
  4. I’m excited to bake these, but the “dough” is definitely more of a batter. I’m thinking I’ll have to turn them into mini muffins, but I’d love to know where I went wrong! My best guess is the coconut oil – I melted it so I could get an accurate measurement from my liquid measuring cup. Anyone else have this problem?

     
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