Paleo Thin Mints

These Paleo Thin Mints are a scrumptiously healthy cookie that make a great holiday gift. We love this treat so much though, that we make it all year round.

Homemade Girl Scout Cookies

Making your own Girl Scout cookies is as simple as 1-2-3 with my quick and easy recipe. These Paleo Thin Mints are a chocolate wafer cookie that is baked, cooled, and then dipped in rich dark chocolate that’s melted. We store our Paleo Thin Mints in the freezer for the best texture and crispy crunch.

Egg-Free Girl Scout Cookies

These copycat Thin Mints are not only gluten and grain-free, they’re an egg-free cookie recipe too! Did you know that 99% of my cookie recipes are egg-free? If you have egg allergies, you’ll want to take a look at both my Cookie Recipes Page and my Egg-Free Diet Recipes page. They’ll broaden your dietary horizons in a big way!

Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies

Don’t be sad when Girl Scout Cookie season rolls around. Because I’ve created a gluten-free Girl Scout Cookie season just for you! Finally, you can partake in gluten-free Thin Mints, Tagalongs, and Samoas. I would not have thought of making Paleo Girl Scout Cookies, let alone Paleo Thin Mints if I had not seen Tammy Credicott’s incredible book Paleo Indulgences which is full of fantastic recipes.

Paleo Thin Mints

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Servings 18 cookies



  • In a food processor, combine almond flour, coconut flour, cacao, baking soda, and salt
  • Pulse in shortening, honey, and peppermint extract until dough forms
  • Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper to ⅛-inch thick
  • Freeze dough for 15 minutes
  • Using a 2 inch cookie cutter, cut out dough
  • Transfer circles to parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • Bake at 350°F for 4-5 minutes
  • Cool completely on baking sheets, then freeze 1 hour
  • Melt chocolate and peppermint in a small saucepan over very low heat
  • Use a dipping tool to lower cookies into chocolate, then place on parchment lined plate
  • Freeze 1 hour
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Freeze Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 39 mins
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Homemade Holiday Gifts

These healthy, gluten-free cookies are a wonderful DIY holiday gift. They’re perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah, and other celebrations. I love to give these Paleo Thin Mints alongside my homemade Hamantaschen when Purim rolls around.

Reduce Waste and Save Money During the Holidays

I’m very passionate when it comes to conservation and I love to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible. That’s because I used to run this company which I founded in 1993 when I was 26 years old.

Now, decades later, when I give holiday gifts I follow this ethos by keeping it simple, yet special. I place my homemade cookies and candy in reusable tins which I purchase at the thrift store. I carefully scrub and de-glutenize the tins, then run them through the dishwasher. This reduces waste during Christmas, Hanukkah, and other special occasions.

Healthy Holiday Gift Recipes

Here are more healthy cookie and bar recipes that make great holiday gifts!

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives, I first published this recipe in 2013.

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221 responses to “Paleo Thin Mints”

  1. Fantastic recipe. I’ve made this several times and always turns out perfect. I like these cookies better than the real Girl Scout cookies and much healthier. I’ve always substituted coconut oil for palm oil with no problem. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I’m addicted.

  2. These turned out great! I can’t have coconut so I replaced it with 3 Tablespoons brown rice flour. Worked perfectly! I really miss Thin Mints so I am ecstatic to find this recipe. Thank you so much!

  3. Hi Elana! I love your recipes and have made them often over the years. Quick question, has honey always been the primary sweetener in this recipe? Thank in advance for your response!

  4. Hi Elana,
    I love your recipes. I recently found that my body has a severe aversion to all things coconut. Quite a blow since I’ve been a paleo chick for years. Is there a replacement for coconut flour in some or all of your recipes?
    Thank you!

  5. Many of your recipes require a food processor. I don’t own one and am not likely ever to own one because they are expensive. Will a blender or mixer work? Thanks!

    • Carol, thanks for your comment! I use a food processor because it’s far cheaper than a stand mixer and is also more multi-purpose than the other appliances in my kitchen. Feel free to experiment and let me know if it works :-)

  6. It is disappointing to see so many of your recipes now recommending palm oil since the production of this oil is detrimental to the environment in many ways. Is there an alternate oil you would recommend here?

    • Suzanne, if you click the link in the ingredients portion of the recipe that says “palm shortening” you will be given that info :-)

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