I just can’t resist baking at this time of year. I’m sure it has something to do with the freezing cold and snowy days we are experiencing. It just feels cozier if I have something in the oven. We had some friends over who also have food allergies, so I wanted to make a special Valentine’s Day treat that they could enjoy.
I thought it might be fun to make some chocolate heart cookies, but I decided to use almond flour to give them a little bit of a heartier flavor. The cocoa+almond meal+cinnamon makes a yummy cookie with a texture that is chewy, but crisp around the edges. These chocolate almond meal valentine heart cookies are sure to be a hit at your Valentine’s Day parties!
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Chocolate Almond Meal Valentine Heart Cookies.
These chocolate almond meal heart cookies are flavored with cocoa and a bit of cinnamon.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Using a mixer, cream the butter and granulated sugar.
Add the cocoa powder, salt, and cinnamon and continue to mix.
Add the almond milk, and mix. Add the almond meal, and then the gluten free flour. The dough will be thick.
Shape the dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Set the chilled dough on a floured surface, and using a floured rolling pin, roll out to a thickness of about 1/4 of an inch. Cut out the hearts and transfer carefully to the cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes.
Once they come out of the oven, let them cool for five minutes, then dust them with confectioner's sugar in a fine mesh sieve.
We are now working on making valentines for our friends and family. Don’t you love having Valentine’s Day right in the middle of February? Once it’s over, we just have two more weeks until March!
How are your Valentine’s plans going?