Happy Valentine’s Day, you lovely, wonderful people ❤

I’m so appreciative of all of you following along with me on this journey, and as many of you know, one of my very favorite things to do in the kitchen is bake tasty, delicious treats. And as my Valentine’s Day gift to you, I’m sharing this awesome recipe that I literally just came up with this morning.

So, I’ll tell you, there was some trial and error here. I did it “the wrong way”, but I was totally able to course-correct, and dang. The result is pretty spectacular. And you won’t even have to go through the mishap that I did. Just know that not only are you benefiting from the results of my mistakes, but if you follow along, soft and chewy cookie bliss awaits you. 

Not Valentine’s Day anymore? Pick a holiday or event you have cookie cutters for, and follow the instructions otherwise, and you’ll have a fun, simple, delightful cookie creation in the spirit of whatever time of year you’re celebrating.

Find some of the items I used for this recipe on Amazon:

– Heart Pancake “Rings”, as cookie cutters: http://a.co/6iEzRUS
– Silicone Spatulas: http://a.co/hm43GP1
– Arrowhead Mills Coconut Flour: http://a.co/9p2eY90
– Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips: http://a.co/cNF0NWX

Valentine's Day Cookie Hearts
Serves 6
Soft and chewy cookie bliss.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
22 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
22 min
Dry Ingredients
  1. 1 cup blanched almond flour
  2. 1/4 cup coconut flour
  3. 1 tsp sea salt
  4. 1/2 tsp baking soda
Wet Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  2. 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  3. 2 tbsp maple syrup
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
Other
  1. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  2. Heart-shaped cookie cutters*
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift all dry ingredients together into a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, cream together wet ingredients, except for the eggs, until well combined.
  4. Whisk the eggs into the wet ingredient mixture.
  5. Pour dry ingredients into mixing bowl with wet ingredients; fold together with a silicone spatula.
  6. Let sit 2 minutes to thicken.
  7. Fold in chocolate chips.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Spread dough onto parchment-lined baking sheet, until a rough rectangle ~1/4 in. thick is formed.
  10. Use a combination of hands and a spatula to smooth it out; make sure ~1 in. of parchment paper is visible on all sides, to allow for any spread of the dough.
  11. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes, checking at 12 minutes to see if dough is cooked through - soft, but not squishy - in the center, and edges are just starting to get crispy.
  12. Remove from the oven and allow to cool 1-2 minutes.
  13. Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to press shapes into the cooked dough. ONLY press the shapes; do not remove the cookies.**
  14. Allow the cookie sheet to completely cool before removing the heart shapes from the tray. Keep the remaining cookie crumbles and use to top a smoothie bowl, ice cream, or as a tiny snack for yourself if you’re giving these pretty little hearts away ❤️
Notes
  1. *See Amazon links above to find items I used for this recipe.
  2. **I was able to get about 6 cookies with the cutters I used.
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4 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Cookie Hearts”

    1. Hi Steve! The main benefit of coconut sugar is that it contains a number of trace elements, unlike refined cane sugar. According to DrAxe.com, these include trace amounts of: “iron, zinc, calcium, potassium, some short-chain fatty acids, polyphenols and antioxidants, and a fiber known as inulin — all of which may offer some health benefits that regular table sugar cannot.” The flavor profile you’ll get from coconut sugar is relatively mellow, and to me, tastes like something in between white cane sugar and brown sugar.

      At the end of the day, though, sugar is sugar. If there’s a particular sweetener you prefer to use in baking, go for it! Just know that if a recipe calls for something granulated, stick to granulated, or something liquid, stick to liquid; otherwise it can affect the texture and consistency of the dish.

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