These little giftable Valentines' jars with grain-free chocolate heart cookie mix inside might be the cutest things ever. They're simple to assemble, you only have to add 3 ingredients to bake: milk, eggs, and oil, and they're absolutely delish!
I've been experimenting lately with different kind of flours (loving quinoa flour, almond flour, and coconut flour), transitioning to a more gluten-free lifestyle, and continuing to focus on whole real foods to nourish our bodies. Not necessarily because wheat is terrible for everyone -- though some would argue it is, but because quinoa and almond and coconut are so darn GOOD for us! That's been my philosophy all along: to incorporate nourishing superfoods into every meal.
What's so great about coconut flour?
It's naturally gluten-free and full of healthy fat and protein. NOTE: If you've never used it before, please know that alternative flours like coconut flour can be a bit finicky to bake with... so be sure to follow the recipe and instructions exactly!
Not only do these cookies have protein from the coconut flour and coconut oil (added when baking), one of the layers is Bob's Red Mill's new pea protein powder. It has 21g of protein per 1/4 cup! I've been loving it --- adding a scoop into smoothies, even a spoonful into oatmeal, and now into these cookies.
Dear Hubby and I will be celebrating our twelfth wedding anniversary this year. You know what that means?!?! I am officially old. LOL. But all joking aside, when I said "I do" I meant it. With my whole heart. Through thick and thin, sickness and in health, in times of plentiful and in times of need, when all in the world is right and when it's all crumbling down... I will be there. By his side.
A beautiful thing.
And love is cookies + chocolate.
I got all the adorable materials for this project --- glittery heart mason jars, pink baker's twine, love stickers, heart lights, heart cookie cutter, etc... at my favorite store: Target.
Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bob's Red Mill. The opinions, text, recipe, and beautiful photos are all mine. Thank you for supporting brands that support Nosh and Nourish!! I choose them based on what I already cook/create with and feel 100% confident in recommending to you.
Grain-Free Chocolate Heart Cookies
The cutest Grain-Free Chocolate Heart Cookies ever // via Nosh and Nourish
- The recipe above is for EACH JAR. So if you're making 4 jars, repeat through the ingredients and layers 4 times.
- The little note you need to include with each jar should say: "When ready to bake, add 2 tbsp melted coconut oil, 3 eggs, and 1/2 cup chocolate cashewmilk. Bake for 15 min at 350 degrees."
TO ASSEMBLE THE JARS:
Assemble your jar in the order listed (to keep the colors in nice layers):
- Bottom layer: coconut flour
- Next: 1 tsp baking powder + 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- Next: 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- Next: 1/4 cup pea protein powder + 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Last: 1/2 cup M&Ms (or sub dairy-free chocolate chips to keep it dairy-free and paleo)
TO BAKE THE COOKIES:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Empty out the jar into a large mixing bowl. Add in the coconut oil, eggs, and cashewmilk. Stir until thoroughly combined.
- Roll out dough between two pieces of parchment paper. It's too sticky to roll without the paper.
- I used heart valentine cookie cutters, but you can use whatever cut outs you want... or even roll small balls with your hands.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned and not super mushy.
- Allow to cool / harden before you devour them.
- OPTIONAL (I added one last step --- and partially dipped them in melted chocolate chips and pink sugar. They're good plain or embellished, so it's up to you!)
Yields 12 Cookies