Prowling around the kitchen late one night, in search of a snack, Hubs asked me: “Can you eat coconut flour raw?”
I wrinkled up my nose in disgust, imagining someone diving into the packet with a spoon. “Ewww, no!”
But it came to me later that perhaps Hubs was onto something (the man does have uncannily accurate dessert instincts).
If you can eat regular cookie dough, why not regular paleo/primal cookie dough?!
And so I mixed the basic ingredients I’d use to make cookies and chilled them in the fridge – with tasty results.
The beauty of this recipe isn’t just that it’s simple, it’s also very flexible. You can make them into cake pops by sticking them on lollypop sticks and coating in dark chocolate; you can mix it up by using different nut butters/sweeteners, and you can add some extras like chocolate chips or raisins.
I’m definitely saving them in my bag of tricks for Valentine’s Day 2015.
Cookie Dough Hearts (makes 6)
- 1 heaped tbsp sunflower seed butter
- 1 heaped tbsp almond butter
- 1/4 cup, plus 1 tbsp coconut flour, sieved
- 2 tbsps honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Make sure your nut butters are soft enough to stir then mix them together in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the honey and vanilla. Stir well.
- Pour in the coconut flour and mix until it becomes a dough (you might want to use your hands here). Once it’s rolled into a firm ball of dough, divide into six portions and roll each into a small ball.
- Place each ball on a lined tray and mould into a heart shape. Freeze for 15 minutes before devouring and keep chilled.
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