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Vegan Thin Mints

  • Author: Tracey Gene
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 42 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Easy homemade thin mints recipe that is vegan and tastes pretty darn close to the original! Enjoy as-is or dunk them in milk! 



Thin Mint Cookies:

  • 1 cup of vegan butter, at room temperature – We used Miyokos Vegan Butter
  • 1 cup of cane sugar
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed with 2 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 4 drops of mint oil or 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract
  • 1, 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups of cacao powder (or sub cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of salt

Mint Chocolate Covering:

  • 1 cup of chocolate chips (or substitute 2 chocolate bars, broken into pieces)
  • 2 drops of mint oil, or 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 tsp of coconut oil


  1. Prepare the Dough: In a medium bowl, prepare a flax egg. Once set, add the remaining wet ingredients and mix to combine.  Add dry ingredients on top, give it a little toss, then carefully mix until a dough forms.  Add the dough to the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. This will help firm the dough and makes it easier to roll the dough out.
  2. Oven settings: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  3. Prepare the cookies: Place the chilled dough on a piece of parchment paper. Cover it with a second piece of parchment and pat it down with your hands. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick.  Use a small circular cookie cutter to cut out circular cookies and place each cookie on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake the cookies: Transfer cookies to the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely.
  5. Melt chocolate: To a small bowl, add your chocolate chips and coconut oil. Melt in the microwave using 30-second increments or melt over a double boiler. Once the chocolate is melted, stir in the peppermint extract or mint oil.
  6. Dunk and Set: Using a fork, dip the cooled cookies into the melted chocolate. Let any excess chocolate drip off before placing the cookie back on a clean parchment-lined baking sheet. Transfer to the fridge or freeze for the chocolate to set, which takes about 15-20 minutes. Once the chocolate has set, enjoy! 


1 cup of chocolate chips will not be enough for all 42 cookies. You will need to double the Mint Chocolate Covering Ingredients.

  • Category: Sweets
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American-Inspired

Keywords: mint cookies, thin mint cookies, vegan thin mints, vegan, cookies