For some reason, I’m feeling really into Valentine’s Day this year! I want to celebrate the day of love all month long! πŸ™‚

As part of this celebration, I thought it would be fun for my kids and I to make this Valentine’s Day cookie recipe! I bought these heart-shaped cookie cutters, and love how they come in so many different sizes (for varying appetites!). But, in keeping with my health goals, I wanted to make a cookie that uses coconut flour and natural, artificial dye-free toppings.

I experimented in the kitchen, and am very happy with the results! These cookies are delicious, and my husband said they are addicting… especially for a grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free option. ?

Valentines Day Cookie Ingredients

Valentines Day Cookie Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter (chilled)
  • 1/4 cup honey (I like to use a thicker honey)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Natural food dye (where to buy) – optional
  • Natural sprinkles (where to buy) – optional

Recipe Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, take your 1 cup of coconut flour and put it through a sifter. Then add baking soda and salt. Next add your egg, honey, melted coconut oil, coconut milk, and vanilla. Mix with a hand mixer or thoroughly by hand until there are no more clumps.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lightly dust your rolling pin with coconut flour. Roll your dough flat and use your heart cookie cutter(s) to create your cookie shapes with a 1/4 inch thickness. I tried doing thicker and thinner cookies, and it didn’t work nearly as well! Continue until you’ve used up all of your flour, re-dusting your rolling pin as needed.

Bake in the oven for 5 to 15 minutes, depending on your oven and elevation. Watch cookies closely and take out once they start to slightly brown or toast around edges. (Any more and the cookies will be overdone!) Transfer parchment paper with cookies very carefully to a cooling rack and let the cookies sit for 5 to 10 minutes. (Don’t worry if the cookies look a little undercooked in the center, as they will continue to cook as they cool.)

Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine your slightly chilled butter, vanilla, honey, and 3 to 5 drops of natural red food dye. Blend using a hand mixer or very vigorously by hand. If necessary, chill in the refrigerator until the frosting is firm.

Once cookies are completely cooled, spread on your frosting using a butter knife. Top with natural sprinkles if desired.

Share and enjoy with the ones you love.

How about you?

What are some of your go-to healthy treats? Do you do anything special for Valentine’s Day every year? I’d love to hear all about your family’s traditions. Let me know more in the comments below.