Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Cutouts

I love Valentine’s Day. I don’t even have a significant other and I love it. I just love love. And all of the cute little Valentine’s Day things. Like cards, and cupcake holders, and chocolate. Duh. But some people get so sad about being single that they don’t remember all the great things about it. So here is my list of awesome things about being a single lad. You’re welcome.

1. You can eat all of these cookies by yourself without having to share. The most important reason, obviously.

2. You don’t have to wash your hair all that often. No, seriously. You don’t. God bless the creator of the baseball cap.

3. You can spend more money on expensive foodie items like almond flour. And Vanilla Cloud Suja.

4. There is more time for activities. Like writing a blog. Or posting pictures of all the food you eat to Instagram. Or taking photos of your dog.

5. It is acceptable to wear Lululemon wunder unders for 99.2% of all occasions. And is, in fact, actually encouraged.

6. Netflix.

7. No need to worry about your love fern dying. Because, well, you don’t even have one.

8. Netflix.

Not sure if this is an accurate list or just a description of my daily life. Hard to say. But I’m sure all you other single ladies/men (do men even read this blog?) can relate to at least one. So now that I’ve got everyone highly depressed about being alone, here is a heart-shaped cookie recipe for you! I’m so good at relating things together.

**NOTE: The amount of coconut flour/arrowroot flour in this recipe MAY vary due to the different densities of coconut flour. My advice is to start on the low end (5 tbsp coconut, 2 tbsp arrowroot) and then go from there based on consistency.

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  • Yield: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: dessert

Ingredients:

  • 1/2-1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup – 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 cup grass-fed butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips (or dark chocolate chips)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease baking sheet with coconut oil.
  2. Combine all ingredients (besides chocolate chips and coconut oil) in a food processor and pulse until you get a crumbly consistency. ***NOTE: Start with lower amounts of coconut flour and arrowroot flour and gradually add more until you get the proper consistency. I ended up using 1 cup of coconut flour and 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp arrowroot flour, BUT amounts may vary due to different densities of coconut flours.***
  3. Once you get a consistency that will allow you to roll out the dough, place it on a piece of wax paper sprinkled with coconut flour.
  4. Sprinkle more coconut flour on top of dough and roll out with pin, to about 1/8th inch thickness.
  5. Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter (or any other shape!), cut dough and place cookies on baking sheet.
  6. Repeat the rolling/cutting process until you have used all dough.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes on sheet, then remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
  9. While cookies cool, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together (you can do this in the microwave, stirring after 30 second increments, or using a double boiler).
  10. Using a spoon, drizzle cookies with chocolate as desired, or dip cookies into chocolate to cover.
  11. Enjoy!

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Comments: 14

  1. mollie k February 5, 2014 at 10:36 am Reply

    as a single lady i agree with every single one of your points!! esp the baseball hat..i rock one at least every other day haha.

  2. moriah February 5, 2014 at 11:52 am Reply

    Amen — Netflix.

  3. Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog February 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm Reply

    I’m not single, but I think I’ll still eat all the cookies myself. These look delicious! :)

  4. Cathy February 5, 2014 at 11:45 pm Reply

    Word. #2 all the way (high five).

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  7. kristen @ livinlifeinlouie February 10, 2014 at 9:55 pm Reply

    I was always bummer about being single for X holidays, but this year I am making it about me and my kiddo. Basically making everything heart shaped haha

  8. Emma and Carla: the merrymaker sisters February 12, 2014 at 10:03 pm Reply

    Oh Taylor DEEELISH! We love the look of these! We just added them to our list ‘the best paleo valentines day recipes!’ thanks for sharing :) e + c

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  10. meganie February 14, 2014 at 12:41 am Reply

    Hi Taylor…(madeitpaleo),

    My friend and I follow you and we made these cookies tonight. They came out extremely dry and crumbly. Help some fellow paleo sistas out. Any suggestions?

    Love your stuff!
    Megan & Steph

    • Taylor February 17, 2014 at 7:46 pm Reply

      Bummer! Did you start with the lowest amount of coconut flour and arrowroot flour? Sometimes the density of different coconut flours can make a big difference!

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