For some reason, I’m feeling really into Valentine’s Day this year! I want to celebrate the day of love all month 🙂
As part of it, I thought it would be fun for my kids and I to make this valentine’s cookie recipe! I bought these heart-shaped cookie cutters and love how they come in so many different sizes (for varying appetites!) I wanted to use coconut flour and natural, artificial dye-free toppings.
I experimented in the kitchen and very happy with the results! These cookies are delicious, and my husband said they are addicting… 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
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, take your 1 cup of coconut flour and put through a sifter. Then add baking soda and salt. Next add your egg, honey, melted coconut oil, coconut milk and vanilla. Mix with hand mixer or thoroughly by hand until there are no more clumps.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lightly dust your roller 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 didn’t work nearly as well! Continue until you’ve used up all of your flour, re-dusting your roller pin as needed.
Bake in oven for 5-15 minutes, depending on your oven and elevation. Watch cookies closely and take out once they start to slightly brown or toast around edges. Transfer parchment paper with cookies very carefully to a cooling rack and let sit for 5-10 minutes. (Don’t worry if the cookies look a little undercooked in center as they will continue to cook as they cool.)
Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine your slightly chilled butter, vanilla, honey, and 3-5 drops of natural red food dye. Blend using a hand mixer or very vigorously by hand. If necessary, chill in 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?
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