In time for Valentines day

10 Feb

Whether you’re having a romantic valentines with your boyfriend or girlfriend or you’re having a girls night in these coconut cookies are perfect to make, and guess what.. they’re healthy!

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 stick of butter, room temperature
5-7 tablespoons low fat milk
1 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
A couple of drops of pink food coloring

Frosting:

7 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
3-4 tablespoons low fat milk

Preheat oven to 350F. Lined two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a bowl, with your hands mix flour and butter until it resemble fine bread crumbs. Add sugar, coconut, milk, coconut extract and food coloring. Mix until you form a soft dough.

Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick and stamp out hearts using a cookie cutter (I roll out the dough in between plastic wrap which I find very easy to do also you can use any other cookie cutter shape you may like).

Bake cookies for 14-17 minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack and cool.

To decorate cookies mix frosting ingredients and drizzle it over the cookies.

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