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Gluten Free Thin Mint Cookies --- this copy cat Girl Scout Cookie is even better than the original, and now it's gluten free!


makes about 3 dozen cookies

Total time

0 minutes




  • 1 cup (8 ounces, or 2 sticks) unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar,
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (sifted)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups gluten free flour (I used


  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. Cream the butter and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until fluffy. Beat in the salt, vanilla, and cocoa powder.
  3. Blend in the flour and combine until fully mixed.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and bring together into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and put in the freezer for 15 minutes. Don't leave it in longer than 15 minutes or it will be too stiff to roll out.
  5. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/8 --- 1/4 inch, depending on how thick you like your cookies. Keep the dough moving on the board to prevent sticking. Cut out cookies with a 2" cookie cutter. Place on an unreleased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Cool the cookies completely on a rack before coating.
  7. Melt the chocolate and vegetable oil in a microwave safe bowl for one minute. Remove and stir to melt. Add another 30 seconds if necessary. Stir until the chocolate is smooth and silky. Sometimes it helps to let the hot chocolate sit for a minute to completely melt all the little lumps. Add the peppermint oil and stir again. If the chocolate seems too thick, add a touch more vegetable oil and microwave another 15 seconds.
  8. Dip each cookie into the chocolate head first, then flip, and remove using a fork to balance the cookie. Gently rap the handle of the fork against the side of the bowl several times to let the excess chocolate drip off. Set the cookies on a parchment lined surface to firm up. I like to set them in the fridge to completely harden.
  9. Store the cookies in the refrigerator for best flavor.
  10. View the recipe instructions at The View From the Great Island

Contains allergens

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