Heart-Shaped Sesame Cookies
Valentine’s day is just around the corner. Get ready and surprise your loved one with beautiful, sophisticated cookies that are so easy to make... The ingredients in these cookies are super good for you, especially the sesame seeds that contains a high level of protein, good fats such as omega 6, loaded with iron and magnesium - great for anemia, your skin and hair. High in calcium, so good for your bones and muscle tone, as well as rich in fiber which help with digestion.
So many health benefits!!
However, since it is not a low calorie treat, indulge yourself with caution:)
Wrap it nicely in a box and have a sweet Valentine’s day.
3 cups raw sesame seeds, divided
2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
2 oz vegan semi sweet chocolate
1/4 teaspoon coconut oil
Heat oven to 350 F
Line a 9x12 baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In the food processor add one cup sesame seeds, one cup coconut flakes, pure maple syrup and vanilla sugar. Blend for a few minutes until you get a paste like consistency.
Add the rest of the sesame seeds and the coconut flakes, and pulse to combine.
Pour into the baking sheet and press tightly with wet hands to spread the mixture evenly.
Bake for about 30 minutes until golden brown throughout.
In the meantime, take a small glass bowl and melt the chocolate in the microwave. start with 40-50 seconds, mix and see if you need to add more time. Add the oil and mix with a fork.
When the cookies cooled down, drizzle the chocolate with a fork and create a lined pattern just like in the picture.
Take a heart-shaped cookie cutter and spray it with coconut oil spray. Cut the cookies. Don't try to separate them quite yet; let them cool down completely on a cooling rack first so it will be easier to separate them once they are set.
Makes about 10-12 cookies. It depends how thin you made the dough and how large is your cookie cutter. Use the leftover bits instead of a granola to top your yogurt or smoothie.
Another great way, is to slice the cookie sheet into bar size pieces. Next, you can wrap each one individually and have them ready to grab and go for breakfast / snack.