A healthy take on Arnott's Mint Slice biscuits.
Mint Slice Biscuits
Yield: 16 Biscuits
Preperation time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 15 minutes
Assembly time: 20 minutes
For the cookies you'll need:
1 c almond flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
Pinch of sea salt
For the mint layer you'll need:
3/4 c coconut butter
5 tbsp sugar free sweetener (i used xylitol)
2 tbsp coconut oil
9-12 drops peppermint oil/extract
For the chocolate you'll need:
1 block dark chocolate
Combine almond flour, cocoa powder, maple syrup, coconut oil, and sea salt in a medium bowl until dough forms. The mixture might seem a little crumbly, but that’s okay. Place dough in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
While the dough is in the fridge, preheat your oven to 150°C and prep a baking tray by lining it with parchment paper.
Place the chilled dough on a piece of parchment paper. Cover it with a second piece of parchment. Pat it down with your hands and then use a rolling pin to roll out the dough. You’ll want the dough semi-thin— about 1/2 cm thick. Use a small circular cookie cutter to cut out circular cookies and place each on your prepared baking sheet. I used a 48mm cookie cutter.
Place cookies in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
Melt the coconut butter, sugar-free sweetener, and coconut oil on low heat. It can burn quickly do keep an eye on it. Once melted add the peppermint oil starting at 9 drops then taste test and add extra drops one at a time until desired taste is achieved.
Top your cooled cookies with the mint layer and place in the fridge to set for 30 minutes.
Over a double boiler or in the microwave using 30-second increments melt your chocolate.
Using a fork, dip cookies into the melted chocolate. Let any excess chocolate drip off before placing the cookie back on the parchment-lined baking tray.
Place cookies in the fridge or freezer for the chocolate to set, about 30 minutes. Once the chocolate has set, you’re ready to enjoy them! Store leftover cookies in the fridge or freezer with no need to thaw.