Valentine Jam & Coconut Sandwich Cookies

Grain and sugar free valentine  cookies - A tasty love story

Grain and sugar free valentine  cookies - A tasty love story

A few weeks ago I posted a picture on Instagram that got people craving cookies and asking for the recipe. I was simply testing a recipe from a new favourite cookbook of mine, and I could not take any credit for the tasty looking fellows. But I must admit these cookies are pretty damn good and more importantly oh so nutritious. I have made them for the kids at work as a tasty snack when they get from school and need a little fuel to keep up the energy. I have brought them as a treat to celebrate the birth of a new little shining star. And I have crumbled them on to yoghurt and smeared chocolate onto them to satisfy my cravings. These are versatile I’m telling you!
Yesterday Jonas made a new adapted batch of my berry and chia jam, and since I had just made my own steamy batch of cookies I decided to pair up the two and voilí? ?í? ¡ a jam and cookie sandwich was brought to life. This combination is adorable, and I must admit I would not hesitate to add a layer of butter or a dollop of whipped cream to accompany the two lovers.
Since Valentine is just around the corner I dedicate these cookies to celebrate the world wide day of love and hope to give a little extra love to all of you!

Grain and sugar free valentine  cookies - A tasty love story

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Valentine Cookies
Makes 16-18 single cookies, recipe adapted from Spis dig mí? ?í? ¦t og slank med LCHF

1 cup shredded coconut (100 g)
1/2 cup hazelnuts (60 g)
1/3 cup sunflower seeds (60 g)
1 organic egg
1 heaping Tbsp Butter or coconut oil, melted
1 tsp ground vanilla or beans from 1 pod
2 Tbsp coconut sugar or honey
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
A pinch of sea salt

Berry jam
Makes 1 jar / 1 cup

300 g mixed forrest berries, frozen are just fine
2-3 Tbsp coconut sugar or honey
1 tsp ground vanilla
Juice from 1/2 lemon
2 Tbsp water
2 tsp chia seeds

Directions
Make the jam ahead. Combine all ingredients for the jam in a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for approximately 10 minutes. Blend or mash the berries. When cooled a bit add chia seeds and stir. Pour the jam into a jar and store in the fridge.

Roast the hazelnuts in a medium hot pan. Rub of the skin with a kitchen cloth and place them in a blender or food processor along with the sunflower seeds and blend until ground.
Roast the shredded coconut until golden. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, let it rest for 15 min until the coconut has soaked up some of the oil and egg, and the dough is more firm.
Preheat oven to í? ?í?  300 í? ?í? °F/ 150 í? ?í? °C (no fan).í? ?í?  Roll the dough into small balls and gently press them flat onto a lined baking sheet, shape up the edges a bit if needed. Bake the cookies for about 15 min until golden. Transfer to a rack and let them cool completely.
Add a tsp of jam on half of the cookies and top with a clean one. Serve them straight away 🙂

Grain and sugar free valentine  cookies - A tasty love story

Comments (9)

  • These look delicious Josephine! Almost too pretty to eat! I love these types of raw, healthy treats and will definitely be trying them soon! 🙂

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    • Sounds great! I yes sometimes it almost makes you sad to set your teeth into these beauties, but on the other hands you end up with very happy tatebuds 🙂

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  • Ooh, yum! These look great – so wholesome but tasty too. The perfect type of cookie!

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  • Hello Josephine,

    Another wonderful recipe! Beautiful pictures as always, I’m so happy to have found your blog – thank you for making eating healthily so enjoyable!

    You posted that you had been experimenting with Shirataki noodles – did you have any luck with these? I found the texture too weird to enjoy them, but if you have any suggestions I would definitely try them again!

    Look forward to your next post!
    Gemma

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    • My pleasure dear 🙂 Jep I had a little issues with the texture as well. But I found that combining it with parmesan, mushrooms, bacon etc. a la carbonara made it a very delicious eating experience 🙂

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  • These look lovely and I look forward to trying them! I must say, I come here for the recipes but I linger over the photos and food styling. You have SUCH a great eye for that stuff! Beautiful blog, I am really enjoying it x

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    • Oh thank you so much, that really warm my blogger heart big time 🙂

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  • These look amazing!!! I definitely want to give them a go. I am sure that my own lover will adore them! Thanks for sharing the recipe x

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