(Almost Healthy) Mint Chocolate Oat Cookies

By D'Arcy F – Toronto, ON
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(Almost Healthy) Mint Chocolate Oat Cookies
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20
  • Servings: 24 cookies
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About this Recipe

Yes, you can use a stand mixer for step two. There’s no gluten in the dough, so there’s not a chance you could even overmix it.

On the ingredients: if you can’t find almond flour, you can order it from amazon or, if you’re the DIY type, just grind down a big batch of slivered, blanched almonds in your food processor. Gluten-free oats: health food/hippy/yuppie food stores & Amazon all have them. If you don’t have agave and/or are an adorable anthropomorphic bear, feel free to substitute honey.

Ingredients

7 cups almond flour
4.25 cups gluten free oats
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp cornstarch
0.5 tbsp baking soda
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 cup almonds, slivered
1.5 cups mint chocolate chips
1.5 cups olive oil
1 cup agave
0.25 cup vanilla

Directions

1. Heat the oven to 325°F.

2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir well. Whisk together the wet ingredients in a smaller bowl. Dig out a well in the middle of the dry stuff, pour in the wet stuff, and get to mixing with a rubber spatula, mixing the dough until it is recognizably cookie dough-ish. Eat some, because there’s no eggs in there to worry about, and because you won’t be able to stop yourself.

3. a. Use an ice cream scooper (or a measuring cup; either should be about ¼ C by volume) to scoop dough out on to Silpat-lined sheet pans. Press the dough balls into flat rounds a little less than a half-inch thick.

b. Alternately, dump the whole mess of dough out onto a clean counter and roll it into a half-inch-thick sheet, then cut out cookies with a ring mold – they should be about 2- to 2½-inches wide. Transfer them to lined sheet pans.

4. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes in a conventional home oven – a gas-fired oven that lights from below, or an electric oven with those glowing orange coils. If you’ve got a convection oven, try them at 315°F for 6 or so minutes.

Either way, you’re looking for cookies that are ever so slightly browned around the edges. Remove the sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool on them – they will still be soft and fragile when they come out of the oven.

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