Do you enjoy baking for friends and family that are special to you? I do! Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookie Hearts have been a tradition for our family on Valentine’s Day.
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The Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is Grain-Free, Egg-Free, Tree-nut free and contains no refined sugars.
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookie Hearts can be made into whatever size you desire. I have made them as large as the plate in the picture. Small hearts are cute and more appropriately sized.
- First make up the cookie batter and set aside.
- Line a large baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
- Chose the size heart you would like to bake.
- Place the cookie cutter on the parchment paper and spoon in approximately 1 heaping tablespoon for this size cookie. (This particular size, equals approximately two large cookies.)
- Bake for approximately 12 minutes at 350°. Remove from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes. Using a spatula transfer the baked cookies to a cooling rack.
The adorable yet useful heart cookie cutters can be purchased for under $5.00 Wilton 417-2588 6-Piece Nesting Fondant Double Sided Cut Out Cutters, Hearts
Butter Cream Low Sugar Frosting Recipe
Butter Cream Low Sugar Frosting
Grain Free, egg-free and low sugar
- 1/4 c. organic butter room temperature
- 1 T. maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg white stiffly beaten
- 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1-3 T. tapioca starch as a thickener
- 2-4 pieces Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips
In a medium sized bowl, separate the egg yolk from the egg white. (You can refrigerate the egg yolk, as it will not be needed for this recipe.) Add the 1/4 tsp. of cream of tartar. Beat on high until egg whites begin to stiffen
Beat in room temperature butter, maple syrup, vanilla and tapioca starch. Start with 1 T. of tapioca starch to see if the frosting is the desired consistency. Add another T. of tapioca starch if needed.
Using a butter knife, spread the frosting on completely cooled cookies in the shape of a heart.
Using a small grater, begin to grate a chocolate chip on top of the frosting.
Alternative: Use Let's Do Organic Sprinkles
Where to Find the Ingredients?
Many of the ingredients can be purchased at your local grocery store or health food store. If you would like to save money on hard to find items, check out the online organic health food store, Thrive Market.
I purchase Bob’s Red Mill tapioca starch, Bob’s Red Mill arrowroot flour, Nutiva coconut flour, Simply Organic pure vanilla extract and Enjoy Life Semi-sweet dark chocolate chips through Thrive Market.
Our Family Tradition
Since my daughters were very young, we have used Valentine’s Day to have a simple family celebration. We sit down at the table, decorated with red and white ribbons and enjoy a favorite homemade meal together. Valentine’s Day is just an other reason to express that we love each other and love being a family. Small homemade or purchased gifts are exchanged. My husband brings home a bouquet of flowers for each of us, which we all arrange in individual vases.
It’s a fun night to hang out with the people you love.
What Valentine’s Day traditions do you have?