HeartBeet Cookies for Your Valentine

HeartBeet Cookies

HeartBeet Cookies

How can you not love love LOVE Valentine’s Day? It’s a day when you can eat countless chocolates and make cookies without a second thought!

Here are some cookies I thought of on my way home from work TODAY (Valentine’s Day), so I swung by the store to get the ingredients on the way home. There’s still time left for you, too!

HeartBeet Cookies
Makes 22 heart-shaped cookies

4 small, cooked baby beets (such as the ones in the fridge section of Trader Joe’s)
2/3 cup melted Earth Balance
1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds (flaxseed meal)
1 package dry sugar cookie mix
flour for rolling

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Blend beets and melted Earth Balance until smooth. Add beet mixture to flaxseed meal and sugar cookie mix in a bowl. Stir to combine.

Form dough into a ball and roll out onto a floured surface. Using heart-shaped cookie cutters, cut, and bake on a non-stick cookie sheet for 10 minutes, until pinkish brown. 

Each cookie has 145 calories and 23 grams of carbs (for my carb-counting, diabetic friends!)

Edible love!!

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2 Responses to HeartBeet Cookies for Your Valentine

  1. Geraldine Fehst says:

    Jen – I am usually with you every step of the way, but this time, have you gone too far off the deep end? After all, it’s valentine’s day, a free day for chocolate lovers. Don’t ruin our fun, no matter how long it takes to lose the excess!

    Gerri

    • Jen Reilly says:

      Gerri, You must’ve missed my first line about Valentine’s Day giving you liberty to eat countless chocolates w/o a second thought! The cookies are REEAAAALLLY good, and go perfectly with a great hunk of chocolate. Happy desserting! 🙂 Jen

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