Raw Protein Thin Mint Cookies

Mmm.. remember girl scout thin mint cookies? Crunchy, crispy, chocolaty, minty… delicious!

Yep, I had a few in my day, and I’m pretty sure they are still around… I just can’t say I’ve had one in a long time! That’s why, when I came across this recipe; a cookie, that tasted like a thin mint, but healthy, and with protein…I was making it, then and there! I altered the original recipe I got off the Purely Twins blog to change it to my liking and my taste! They have a few different versions of the cookie, so I encourage you to visit their site and give a couple versions a try too!

The cookies are also incredibly simple to make – no baking required, and they come together in less than 10 minutes – start to finish! With only 6 ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your cupboard, they are simple, clean, and a great little snack!

Oh, another bonus – they are less than 75 calories a cookie with less than 1 gram of sugar and over 5 grams of protein! Yay!

And you have to admit, they are pretty cute looking cookies. I used my silpat muffin tray and just put a thin layer of cookie dough into the bottom of each cup then pressed down firmly before popping them in the freezer to give them the clean rounded cookie look, you could easily make different shapes out of them too using a cookie cutter.

I used  North Coast Naturals 100% Whey Protein Isolate in chocolate to make my batch of cookies so mine are not vegan, however you could easily substitute in a vegan hemp based or soy based protein powder.

So? What are you waiting for?! If you’ve got 10 minutes today, make your own healthy protein packed thin mint cookies!

4.5 from 2 reviews
Raw Protein Packed Thin Mint Cookies (can be vegan & gluten free!)
 
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Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup protein powder
  • 2½ tbsp cocoa
  • ½ tsp stevia, liquid
  • 1 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a bowl and stir together.
  2. Scoop onto plate or baking pan, or into the bottom of a muffin tray, then set in freezer to set for 5-7 minutes.
  3. You want the cookies to be hard to the touch.
  4. Keep in the refrigerator or store in the freezer.
Nutritional Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 74kcal Saturated fat: 5.1g Carbohydrates: 2.0g Sugar: 0.7g Fiber: 1.1g Protein: 5.5g

*Recipe adapted from Purely Twins

Enjoy!
Christal
Nutritionist in the Kitch

 

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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  • Hey Christal, where can I find coconut oil? I checked save on but maybe not looking in the right area?

  • This is my new favorite post workout treat! Thanks so much! Now if only we could have a healthy Samoa! 🙂

  • Love these – and as quick as promised. Made a 1/2 batch to test and used my mini muffin tin. Even got a thumbs up from the hubby. Love many of your recipes and think you offer a really nice balance to a strict paleo diet, which I’m not completely convinced about. I have a hard time accepting that eating 2 or 3 eggs every day is better than a bowl of steel cut oats every now and then!
    Keep the great ideas and inspiration coming.

    • Lol, yeah I am all about balance and try to put recipes up for all different types of special diets! Thanks for the feedback Lisa, I’m glad you enjoyed the thin mints! 🙂

    • have you tried it with the flaxmeal? i just stumbled across this and don’t have any protein powder on hand!

      • Hey Kait! I haven’t tried without the protein powder, flax could work, you could also try almond flour or coconut flour – those would probably do better! 🙂

  • Wow! Just found you through your guest post on CCK and I love your blog! You have so many delicious looking recipes. I’ve bookmarked this one for making, but can I sub anything for the stevia extract? If I used sugar/honey/agave, would it throw off the texture and how much would you use?

    • Hey Erika! You could sub honey or agave and that would work fine! I would use about 1 tablespoon for the whole batch and they should still firm up nicely!

  • This are a big hit in our house full of very active people (two cross-fitters and a jazzercizer 🙂
    Between my daughter and me, we have made these three times since you posted the recipe!