It seems like we’ve just finished with Christmas, and already we’re seeing Valentine’s Day candy all over grocery stores. Just a month ago, we set goals to be more committed, eat healthier, and make better choices all around… but if we don’t participate in holiday festivities, we feel like we are missing out.
Don’t sweat it- I have a solution! These Paleo Valentine’s Day Cookies are perfect for giving to your Valentine (or eating yourself, I’m not here to judge), bringing to a party, and they won’t derail you from your still-fresh New Year’s promises. What can beat that?
These cookies are very similar to my Keto Christmas Cookies, except I added different flavors to these ones to make them taste a little brighter. I really love the pop of lemon in these ones, and it gets me excited for Spring!
The almond flour makes them Paleo compliant and Keto compliant as well, since the almond flour is very low in net carbs. If you want to make them vegan, you can substitute the butter for palm shortening, though I haven’t tried that recipe yet so I can’t guarantee how it’ll turn out.
These Paleo Valentine’s Day cookies would also be delicious with coconut whipped cream instead of frosting, but I personally love this glazed frosting on cookies.
They can also be made with all purpose gluten free flour (same measurements), it will just not be Paleo and will be higher net carb.
Paleo Valentine’s Day Cookies
These Paleo Valentine’s Day Cookies are perfect for giving to your Valentine (or eating yourself, I’m not here to judge), bringing to a party, and they won’t derail you from your still-fresh New Year’s promises. What can beat that?
- 1/2 cup granulated erythritol or your sweetener of choice
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 cups almond flour for low carb/paleo or gluten free all-purpose flour
- 6 tbsp butter for frosting
- 4 cups powdered erythritol For frosting, can use powdered sugar if you don't need low carb
- 1/4 cup coconut milk or milk of choice for frosting
- 1 tsp lemon extract for frosting
Cream together granulated erythritol and butter.
Beat in vanilla, eggs, baking powder, salt, and flour.
Chill for 20-30 minutes, then roll out to 1/8" to 1/4" thick.
Use cookie cutters to cut your shapes.
Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
For the frosting, combine 6 tbsp butter, 1/4 cup coconut milk, lemon extract, and powdered erythritol.
Add dye and frost cookies once they're cooled.
Y’all, these Paleo Valentine’s Day cookies are perfect for putting a healthier spin on an indulgent holiday. They can even easily be dye-free using this natural food dye. We always make our foods dye-free because my oldest has a severe food dye allergy. The taste is the same, and they still look pretty!
Have you tried Paleo cookies before?