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Valentine’s Day Cookies

This recipe for heart shaped sugar cookies is gluten and dairy free, Paleo/primal friendly and does not use refined sugar. Further, this cookie recipe uses coconut oil, of which I am a big fan.

My older son did not want to give out paper valentines, so he made cookie valentines, as pictured above. Because the children in his class have a myriad of food allergies, this recipe is gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free. Even without those ingredients, my son claims the children in his class still say, “yum.”

Valentine's Day Cookies
Serves: 32 cookies
  1. In a large bowl combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and nutmeg
  2. In a smaller bowl, mix together coconut oil, agave and orange zest
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry
  4. Separate dough into 2 balls and place each on a piece of parchment paper
  5. Cover each ball of dough with another piece of parchment paper and roll out to ¼ inch thickness
  6. Place in freezer for 30 minutes
  7. Use heart shaped cookie cutters to cut out cookies
  8. Bake at 350° for 5-7 minutes
  9. Cool and serve

Valentine’s Day craft: colored paper hearts

Update: Thanks to lisa’s comment below, I found that there was a typo in this recipe, these cookies require ¼ cup of agave, not 1 ¼.  My apologies and my disaster, not hers.  Thanks lisa for catching this error.