Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today Brent and I are celebrating our 4-year anniversary, and I wanted to share something to celebrate. Both Brent and his dad love all things mint-chocolate, so when I saw mint chocolate-chip cookies in his parents’ pantry a few weekends ago, I knew I needed to find a way to recreate them for him—paleo style.

It took a couple of tries, but I think this cookie recipe was worth it. The mint-chocolate flavor is awesome. Plus, they are super soft and moist! We hope you enjoy this delicious paleo cookie recipe.

Ingredients
2 C water
1 C ghee
1/4 C coconut oil
1/2 C raw honey
3 eggs, preferably at room temperature
1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
1/2 tsp organic peppermint extract
2 C almond flour
3/4 C 100% cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 10-oz bag of Enjoy Life Semi Sweet Mega Chunks
parchment paper

Method

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo Cookie Recipe)

Bring water to a simmer in the bottom of a double boiler. The top half, slowly melt the ghee, coconut oil and honey, mixing continuously, until ghee and coconut oil are fully melted and well blended with honey. (Note, these three ingredients will never stay perfectly blended.) Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool while you work on the next steps.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo Cookie Recipe)

Preheat the oven to 375° F, and blend together in a medium bowl the dry ingredients: almond flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. Then, whisk the eggs in a small bowl.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo Cookie Recipe)

Pour the ghee, coconut oil and honey mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add vanilla and peppermint extracts and stir well. Next, add the eggs and mix thoroughly.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo Cookie Recipe)

Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients, about 1/2 cup at a time, blending well with a  large whisk or fork until everything is evenly mixed together. Finally, fold in the chocolate chunks.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo Cookie Recipe)

Lay out parchment paper over your cookie baking sheet. Then, drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough on to the parchment paper. The drops should be about 1 and 1/2 to 2 Tablespoons in size and they need to be about 1 to 2 inches apart to keep the cookies from expanding into each other.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo Cookie Recipe)

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and allow the cookies to cool for at least 5 minutes.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo Cookie Recipe)

This recipe yields about 40 to 45 cookies. Our friends, family and coworkers all gave us rave reviews; we hope you will, too! Let us know if you enjoy our mint chocolate chip cookies!

9 thoughts on “Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. We have that brand of organic vanilla at home, but for some reason our store doesn’t carry the pepperminte extract. I will have to keep on the lookout for some so that I can make these cookies for my mom and brother! They love chocolate and mint together. Thanks!

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