Valentine’s Day Coconut Cookies

These Valentine’s Day Coconut Cookies are super awesome. I know they might not be as healthy as you may want but indulging once in a while is just fine.

Coconut valentines cookies from eatgood4life.com

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so I thought I would post some easy to do cookies that could very well work for such occasion. These Valentine’s Day Coconut Cookies have butter, so no can do as a substitution for that, sorry coconut oil will work just fine….but having one or two would do for a serving. Just don’t go wild consuming these :-)

I was able to use whole wheat pastry flour for these cookies, since I hardly ever use all purpose flour, no nutritional value whatsoever. Granted the texture may be slightly better using all purpose flour, but who cares. I think nourishing yourself better is far more important than obtaining a perfect texture, or at least it is for me and my family, and to be honest, you can hardly tell anything about the texture :-)

I turned the dough for this Valentine’s Day Coconut Cookies pink using pink food coloring but you don’t have to. I just did it because my son wanted to have them colored and plus I figured they would be a little bit more festive for this occasion.

Enjoy!

Coconut valentines cookies

  These cookies are awesome, not too sweet at all and the coconut hint flavor its superb!

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Valentine's Day Coconut Cookies

Miryam's original recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup unrefined sugar
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 stick of butter, room temperature or coconut oil
5-7 tablespoons almond milk
1 teaspoon coconut extract, optional
A couple of drops of pink food coloring

Frosting

1/2 cup coconut cream
3-4 maple syrup

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Line two cookie sheets with unbleached parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, with your hands mix flour and butter until it resembles fine bread crumbs. Add sugar, coconut, milk, coconut extract and food coloring. Mix until you form a soft dough.

With a rolling pin, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick and stamp out hearts using a cookie cutter (I roll out the dough in between plastic wrap which I find very easy to do also you can use any other cookie cutter shape you like).

Bake cookies for 14-17 minutes, depending on cookie cutter size. Transfer them to a wire rack and cool.

To decorate cookies mix frosting ingredients and drizzle it over the cookies.

Nutrition facts calculate based on the recipe giving 22 cookies. 1 cookies = 1 serving

19 comments

  1. Cute, delicious and perfect for V-day. I love coconut.

  2. these cookies are so cute! will definitely try this recipe =)

  3. Miryam me encantan, te han quedado preciosas y claro ideales para St. Valentin.
    besos

  4. aww, these biscuits are adorable! I love coconut so I bet I’d love these.

  5. I am definitely making these for Valentine’s! Actually… I may just have to make a batch this week. Great recipe with hood ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

  6. yum! love the heart shaped cookies!

  7. How beautiful!!!! The very second I saw the picture I wanted to make these!

    I have to go to work soon so I can’t, but maybe I’ll make some tonight.

    We’ll see if I have time. If not tonight, definitely soon!!

    Thanks so much for the yummy recipe! :)

  8. you could substitute coconut oil for the butter, it would work really well in this recipe.

  9. These cookies are so pretty. They just look so dainty, perfect for Valentine’s Day. I have a new linky on my blog called “Sweets for a Saturday” and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link this up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/01/sweets-for-saturday-1_21.html

  10. Hola,
    Moltes gràcies per passar pel meu blog. No coneixia el teu, suposo perquè està en anglès, però el traductor han anat de meravella i et puc llegir a la perfecció. Jo vull mirar d’aconseguir colorant alimentari. Una vegada en vaig veure en un super i o el vaig comprar però des de llavors no n’hi he vist més. Les galetes t’han sortit maquíssimes!
    Una forta abraçada, t’aniré visitant.

  11. Preciosas te han quedado!Y como me gustan a mi todos los dulces que llevan coco.Me apunto la receta!besos!!!

  12. Sounds awesome! Would substituting Splenda for the sugar and Smart Balance for the butter work out?

  13. Amanda,

    Thanks for visiting my blog

    I would say you can use smart balance instead of butter but make sure that smart balance does not have hydrogenated fats as an ingredient aka trans fats, very bad for you, a lot worse than saturated fats.

    About splenda, I don’t know but you would have to use half the amount since splenda it is stronger in sweetness right?

    If I were you I would experiment with the recipe by doing just half in case something goes wrong!! Let me know how it turns out if you make them with those substitutions :-)

  14. Thank god! A healthy and tasty option for dessert. Both coconut (my favorite) and whole wheat pastry flour, what could be better?!

  15. These look so delicious!! Reminds me of the type my mom used to make when I was a lil’ girl. Aww.. memories.

  16. Hi Miryam,

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I made them today and posted it to my blog. I also cited you as the owner of this recipe. Please don’t be mad, I made them a little unhealthy by dipping them in chocolate! You can view it here, http://www.inner-gourmet.com/2011/02/valentines-day-coconut-cookies.html

    Thank you again, these were delightful!

  17. Beautiful! your posted Valentine’s Day Coconut Cookies looking delicious…
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  18. Thanks Mrs Gourmet express. I am glad you like the cookies :-)

  19. Your content is shows potential, m gona add this to my bookmarks.
    my valentine heart

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