Who else is a major fan of Valentine’s Day?! I know it’s more of a girl thang + I definitely make sure to send sweet Valentines to my best girls! I also make it a point to get my mom + sis a small gift + some beautiful flowers.
I’ve always been obsessed with this holiday. It’s such a happy holiday! Who doesn’t loveee love?!
Growing up, I’ve always celebrated. I’m def not one to mourn about not having a date or a boyfran. I don’t throw pity parties for myself because they are a complete waste of my happiness. Who wants to waste any time being unhappy + hating life?! NOT ME.
If you’re single, VDay is a great time to get your ladies together for a fun night! I love decorating + putting together a fun dinner + drink menu! We posted some tips over on Bowed Arrows this week if you’re looking for some more ideas.
JorBabe + I are headed to a fun little resort down in San Diego this year. We are just going to go relax and enjoy being away from all the hustle + bustle. We will definitely be getting dressed up, heading to dinner + enjoy some champs. I cannot wait to get away!
This year I wanted to spread more love than normal + make some delicious, semi-healthy cookies for neighbors, friends + JorBabe’s uhmayzingg grandparents because they are just the sweetest people.
Almond Flour Sugar Cookies:
♥ 1/2 cup butter or ghee
♥ 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
♥ 3/4 cup sugar ( I used coconut sugar – it works but makes the cookies a little softer than normal)
♥ 2 eggs
♥ 2 TSP pure vanilla
♥ 1/4 TSP almond extract
♥ 1/2 TSP baking soda
♥ 1/2 TSP himalayan salt
♥ 2 1/4 cups blanched almond flour (slightly pack it down when you measure it)
♥ 1/2 cup coconut flour
In your stand mixer, cream butter, coconut oil + sugar together. Add eggs, vanilla + almond extract. Mix well.
In another bowl, combine baking soda, salt, almond flour + coconut flour. Mix well.
Add flour mixture cup by cup into creamed mixture. Mix until well incorporated.
Form dough into a ball + set on plastic wrap. Make into a disc + cover with the plastic wrap. Place this in the fridge for 30 minutes – overnight.
Heat over to 350• + line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Sprinkle clean surface with coconut flour + roll out to 1/4 inch thick. If it’s sticking, cover rolling pin in coconut flour.
Work quickly to cut out cookies because the dough will get too soft and very sticky.
Bake cookies for 13-15 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes then move to a cooling rack.
Let cookies cool completely before icing them.
For the icing, I used 1 cup organic powdered sugar with 1/4 scant TSP of vanilla then added almond milk in TSP by TSP until I got the consistency I wanted. If it’s too thick, add more milk. It it’s too liquid-y, add more powdered sugar. If you want to color the icing, add in food coloring.
Here is a recipe for sugar-free powdered sugar if you want to be supes healthy!
These turned out super cute + everyone just loved them! They have an amazing taste if you love almond flavor + they aren’t the worst for you. I’d rather feed these cookies to JorBabe, friends + family than any other cookies loaded with sugar and regular flour.
Hope you all have an amazing weekend + a super fun Valentine’s Day! I know I cannot wait to celebrate with friends, fam + the amazing boyfran!