March 12, 2024 2 Comments


These Thin Mint Protein Cookies are vegan, gluten-free, and low in sugar with a boost of plant based protein! We love this healthier dupe of the Girl Scout classic. My husband ate several before I could even photograph them, and the kids quickly gobbled the rest! They're totally irresistible :)

Did you know? One ounce of dark chocolate provides almost 19% of your daily iron requirement. Could be part of the reason why we crave it around “that time of the month,” due to iron depletion associated with menstruation.

Thin Mint Protein Cookies (Vegan)

Protein recommendation

These cookies contain plant-based protein powder for a little boost of satisfying protein. My favorite vegan brand is LIV Body Lean Vegan Protein because it has added probiotics, digestive enzymes, and organic superfoods. And let me tell you – the flavors taste amazing without any artificial sweeteners or artificial flavors! I used Chocolate flavor in this recipe. Feel free to use code SARAHWILKINS for free shipping on all orders. This cookie recipe *should* work with other vegan protein powders, but I can’t promise the result using whey, casein, collagen, or other types of protein.

Thin Mint Protein Cookies (Vegan)

Flour substitutions

For the flour, I used gluten-free baking flour, but have also tested half as much coconut flour (2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons) yielding a more crumbly cookie. Feel free to swap out the gluten-free flour for all-purpose, brown rice flour, cake flour, cassava flour (Paleo), oat flour, sorghum flour, spelt flour, tiger nut flour or whole wheat pastry flour.

Thin Mint Protein Cookies (Vegan)

Sweetener substitutions

To sweeten these Thin Mint Protein Cookies, I used this sugar free sweetener that measures like sugar. Feel free to substitute granulated monk fruit, granulated erythritol, or baking stevia if you like. You can also use coconut sugar or another granulated sugar, but this will increase the calories, carbs, and sugar per cookie. You can even use half a cup of honey or maple syrup if you also reduce the liquid (milk or water) by half a cup. Doing so will increase the macros, however! Whatever you do, be sure to use a high-quality cocoa powder.

The only other ingredients I used in these cookies were vegan butter (can sub coconut oil), unsweetened almond milk (can use any milk or water), and pure peppermint extract.

Thin Mint Protein Cookie Bite shot

Chocolate coating

Don’t forget vegan dark chocolate chips for dunking the cookies in! I’ve found the best way is to melt a little more chocolate than you actually need. Then, use two forks to dunk each baked cookie into the melted chocolate. These cookies don’t look like much when they first come out of the oven, but trust me, they’re amazing coated in chocolate!

Here’s the printable recipe for these vegan Thin Mint Protein Cookies. I hope you’ll rate and comment below if you try them 😉

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2 Responses

Sarah Wilkins
Sarah Wilkins

May 02, 2024

Hey Kayla- Yes! They really are rather “ugly” if you make them without the chocolate lol. But delicious with the coating! Thanks for your feedback :) Sarah


April 08, 2024

I was skeptical since there weren’t any reviews but decided to try since I was looking for a protein cookie. Without covering them in chocolate they are just ok but when you make them as the recipe says, dipping in chocolate, they are easily one of the best cookies I’ve ever had!!! The mint flavor is very subtle and the recipe is simple to pull together. Thanks so much for this recipe. I make this as a yummy treat fairly often!!!

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