Minty Thins are like Thin Mints, only AIP/Paleo. They are sooooo goooood. You shall not be deprived of this nostalgic treat!Jump to Recipe
It’s that time of year in America when young girls of a certain organization are selling cookies as a fundraiser. (For my readers in other countries, this sale is anxiously awaited.) If you feel led to support this organization by buying their products, by all means, please do so!
For those of us on the autoimmune protocol, it can be so sad to see our family members and friends indulging in these treats that we can’t haaaaaave. 😩 For you and for me, I set out to make a copycat version of one of the most popular cookies so that we won’t be tempted into derailing our health for a momentary taste.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to summon your best cooking techniques (you’ll need them), and create a treat that is simply wonderful to have on hand when your co-worker’s daughter approaches you with her box of wares.
1.) If you are new to the AIP, please know that recipes that seek to replicate what we had prior to going AIP will not be exactly the same. I wish I could tell you differently, but that’s the truth. Those of us who have been AIP for a while are just glad to have something even in the neighborhood of some beloved dishes. 😂
2.) Follow directions precisely, especially in the frosting. If not, you run the risk of your carob seizing just like cocoa does. Believe me, it’s not pretty. And I’m not going to tell you that that happened to me three times while I was experimenting…
3.) Be very careful with the pure peppermint oil! It is extremely potent. If you get some on your hands then touch your face, it will make your face feel like it’s on fire. Again, I’m not going to tell you how I know that. (Ahem.) Before you ask me about subbing this ingredient, pure peppermint oil is the only peppermint flavoring I know of that is AIP friendly. However, if you choose to use an extract, you will likely need to use more peppermint than I’ve called for to get the same taste.
OK, so are you ready to dive in? If you make these, please show me your photos on Instagram and Facebook! 😄 Now let’s eat coooookiiieeeeeeeeesss!!!
P.S. If you are not a mint person, try these Figgy Swirl Cookies. They are the bomb.
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