In Mint 13 there is a Privacy application under 'Administration" that you might try. It offers options for deleting recent history.
For older versions or if 'Privacy' does not work, try deleting the file where the information is stored. Type this in a terminal.
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cat /dev/null > .local/share/recently-used.xbel
It may also be worth installing BleachBit, which has options for deleting document lists, and looks to be simpler than using a terminal.
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