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Will You Be My Valentine?

cake pop inside a cup cake!  🙂

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Valentine Cookies!

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Who wouldn’t want to receive one of these?!  🙂

Without the smarties, these are vegan!

What you’ll need…

  • 1c of ‘earth balance’ coconut ‘butter’
  • 1.5c of organic white sugar
  • 4c of organic white (unbleached) flour … for a GF option, use Bob’s all-purpose GF flour
  • a splash of good vanilla
  • 1tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2c of  ‘So Delicious’ coconut milk

In your KitchenAid or with a hand blender, cream your coconut ‘butter’.

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Add in the sugar and keep beating until fluffy-ish.

Add in your vanilla, baking powder and then slowing add the flour.

Once all of that is somewhat combined, gradually add in your coconut milk.

The mixture will appear to be quite crumbly, but it will absolutely come together.

Form into two balls.

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Place them in the freezer for half an hour…….  or longer.  We left ours in overnight and only used one of them this morning.  You can keep the dough in the freezer for about a month…  but why would you?  🙂

Roll out your dough on a lightly floured surface with a good rolling pin.  (Find Acres Away Woodworks on FB – fabulous rolling pins!)

Bake your cookies in a moderate oven for about eight to ten minutes.

Cool completely before decorating.  If they’re warm the icing won’t act as a ‘glue’ for your decorations of choice.

Use confectioner’s sugar with just a bit of water for your icing…

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For ours, we drew a think line of icing around the outside so our smarties would stick to the cookie.  🙂

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Add smarties or whatever red or pink treat to your cookie that you like… we’ll be writing a few names on ours a little closer to V-day!

Please note that smarties are NOT vegan or gluten-free.

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Great little homemade Valentine gift for the special little people in your life!

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