Friday, 30 August 2013

Chocolate Mint Biscuits - adapted from elanaspantry

I've never actually tasted a girl scout cookie -as I've been gluten dairy sugar free almost all my life - but these would have to be better. Oh my so delicious...

Chocolate Mint Biscuits

Ingredients for the cookie

1 cup ground almonds

1 teaspoon coconut flour

2 tablespoons raw cacao powder

pinch of salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons coconut oil (solid)

1/4 cup honey

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Ingredients for the chocolate 

6 ounces unsweeted dark chocolate chunks

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

1/2 cup maple syrup or honey

Method for the cookie

Preheat oven to 180C.
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 a parchment lined baking sheet and Bake for 4 minutes. Cool completely on the baking sheets, then freeze for 1 hour

Method for the chocolate

Melt chocolate and peppermint extract in a small saucepan over very low heat. Dip each cookie in chocolate, then place on a parchment-lined plate and transfer plate to freezer for 1 hour