Instead of regular ol’ sugar cookies for Valentine’s Day. We decided to make a healthier version for the holiday. By taking traditional ingredients, we substituted a few of the not so good for you ingredients for ones that are better for your health. My picture didn’t turn out so well. But here’s on from www.healthfulpursuit.com so you can get an idea of what they should look like. Yours will just have sprinkled coconut on top! Hope you love them!
Makes about 36 cookies
- 2 1/4 C of almond flour
- 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- 3/4 tsp of Pink Himalayan salt
- 1 stick of unsalted butter-room temperature
- 1/2 C of sugar in the raw or xylitol
- 3/4 C light brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 C cacao powder
- 1 C dried cherries
- 1/2 C unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 tsp of maca powder (remember to check with a doctor or do your research with new supplements or herbs- may not be suitable for particular health concerns)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, basking soda, and salt. In another bowl, using a mixer, beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs until combines. Add to flour mixture and beat. Then add cherries and cacao powder.
- Use a spoon to make about 2 tablespoon-sized cookies. Sprinkle coconut on top. Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes. Let cool for 1-2 minutes. Eat and enjoy!