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 totally devoured them! I used 7 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
3/4 cup of 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 together 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 larger cookie or 6 minutes if you made mini cookies like 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 really gross me out.
My kiddos really loved these cookies. My plan is to use these as a component in another dessert later this week. We will see if it works out.