Valentine Cookies – GF

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.  John 15:13 (NKJV)

We love Valentine’s Day and we love cookies!  So, we had to make some gluten-free, dairy-free heart cookies again this year.  I first ran this recipe four years ago.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

1 cup coconut oil, softened
1 cup Earth Balance butter, softened
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
5 cups gluten-free flour
2 teaspoon guar gum
1 teaspoon salt

Cream coconut oil, Earth Balance butter and sugar together.  Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well.  In another bowl combine the dry ingredients: flour, guar gum, and salt  (I used 3 1/2 cups brown rice flour and 1 1/2 cups tapioca flour).   Add dry ingredients to coconut oil mixture, stirring until it is well combined.  Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let chill in the refrigerator 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Roll out dough on your kitchen counter until it is 1/4 inch thickness. It might seem crumbly, but you can work with it to make it stick together. Use cookie cutters to cut out hearts or your favorite shapes.  Place cookies on parchment paper on a baking sheet.  Bake 12 minutes, then cool on cooling racks.  Top with your favorite icing (I use a mixture of 2 T. coconut oil, powder sugar, almond milk, a dash of vanilla and food coloring, adding sugar and almond milk until it is just the amount and consistency I need).

Now you get to eat your heart cookies and share them with your family and friends!  Spread around some love today :-)!img_6225

p.s. This recipe makes great Christmas cookies, too!

For the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God. John 16:27 (NKJV)

New King James Version (NKJV)The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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  3. Hi Jenny! Not sure if you remember me but this is Sandy Breakey (Patterson). Bill and Becky are my parents 🙂 We were so sad to hear about your little Kennedy but so happy for the good news you have received! We will pray for her daily! Also, my daughter Lilly has started a gluten free, dairy free, reduced sugar diet through a program called brain balance we enrolled her in. It is a struggle! I look forward to checking out your recipes and website.
    Thank you and God bless!

  4. Hi, Sandy! I remember you! Thank you for visiting my website and praying for Kennedy! I hope to update all my recipes sometime so they have less sugar. Most are gluten-free and dairy-free. I’ve been substituting honey for sugar for about a year now with some success. The best recipes are the ones that don’t need much sweetener like banana bread. Applesauce is a great substitute for butter, too. I pray the diet helps your daughter Lilly! God bless you!

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