Vegan Thin Mint Chickpea Cookie Dough

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Vegan Thin Mint Chickpea Cookie Dough, a healthy take on thin mint girl scout cookies!

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Vegan Thin Mint Chickpea Cookie Dough filled with cocoa powder, almond butter, peppermint and maple syrup. A healthy take on thin mint girl scout cookies, you’ll love!

What a great long weekend! I absolutely LOVE the holiday season. We finally got to decorate the house with all things Christmas and I’m in love! I have always loved the way our house looks at Christmas time, but since moving into our new house I am even more in love!

It’s always interesting to me how a house decorated for Christmas brings so much peace, joy and comfort. Especially because it’s a season to celebrate the birth of Jesus… who is the prince of peace! Interesting right! 🙂 I LOVE it!

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Ok. So since we are officially in the Christmas season now, that means it’s time for Christmas cookies, right?

Well, today’s recipe is one of my favorite combos for the holiday season. Chocolate and Mint! It’s kind of a take on the classic Girl Scout Cookie – Thin Mints but it’s VEGAN!

My vegan chickpea cookie dough was a hit a couple months ago and I had this epiphany to change up the flavor and make it Christmas flavored. I added in cocoa powder and peppermint abstract (or oil) and voila this Thin Mint Chickpea Cookie Dough was born.

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Now here’s the truth. My dad is normally not a fan of ANY of the desserts I make, he always tells me either:

  1. Add more chocolate.
  2. It’s not sweet enough.

Well, I made this recipe and had him try it. Let’s just say he came back over and completely finished the jar off by himself … and THAT is saying something!

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How to make Chickpea Cookie Dough?

  1. Rinse and drain chickpeas
  2. Dry the chickpeas and peel off the shell or “husks.” (this will help with more of a cookie dough texture)
  3. Add chickpeas, almond butter or peanut butter, maple syrup, chia seeds and vanilla extract to a food processor or blender.
  4. Blend until smooth and the mixtures has a consistency of cookie dough.
  5. Add chocolate chips after you remove the dough from the food processor and stir them in with a spatula to mix.

How long does Chickpea Cookie Dough last?

If stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator the cookie dough should last for 4-5 days.

How does Chickpea Cookie Dough taste?

So the real question you’re asking here is, does it taste like beans? Yes and no. If you think about the fact that you’re eating chickpeas then you taste it. If you do a blind taste test and don’t think about it, honestly you don’t notice the chickpeas. Either way it is absolutely delicious and a healthy addiction!

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So this year as you search for healthy Christmas cookie recipes to make, this Vegan Thin Mint Chickpea Cookie Dough on the top of your list. It tastes just like a thin mint cookie but guilt free!

I guarantee you’ll love them and probably end up devouring the entire thing. So you may want to make a double batch. Just saying!

Bon Appetit friends and Merry Christmas! Woohoo!

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Vegan Thin Mint Chickpea Cookie Dough | Paleo | Christmas Recipes

Thin Mint Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  • Category: vegan, dessert, gluten free, kid friendly, christmas, new years, holiday
  • Method: food processor
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Vegan Thin Mint Chickpea Cookie Dough filled with cocoa powder, almond butter, peppermint and maple syrup. A healthy take on thin mint girl scout cookies, you’ll love! 


Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint oil (or extract)
  • 1/3 cup 60% cacao chocolate chips or cocoa nibs

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place in a paper towel, dry off. If some of the skins start to come off peel them off and discard. (this will help the cookie dough not be as gritty)
  2. Add chickpeas, almond butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup, cocoa powder, chia seeds and peppermint oil to a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy, normally I blend for
  3. Add chickpea cookie dough mixture to a small bowl. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Place in refrigerator to chill and then serve.
  5. *** Can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. ***

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 257
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 71 mg
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vegan desserts, healthy dessert recipes, chickpea cookie dough, vegan cookie dough, thin mints, healthy thin mint recipe, healthy christmas cookies, christmas cookie exchange, mint chocolate cookie, healthy cookie dough

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