Chocolate Covered Cookie Dough Hearts
If you're gluten free, you know how important it is to find quality baking products you can trust. Gluten Free Follow Me found that in the Good Graces almond flour she used for her gluten free chocolate-covered cookie dough hearts.
- 1 ⅓ c. Good Graces gluten-free almond flour
- ⅓ c. granulated sugar
- ⅓ c. packed brown sugar
- ½ tsp. salt
- 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 ½ c. milk chocolate baking chips, divided
- 2 tbsp. refined coconut oil
- 1 (1.5-oz.) tube white ready-to-use write-on gel
- Line an 8-in. square baking dish with parchment paper.
- Combine almond flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add butter and vanilla extract; mix well. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.
- Press dough mixture evenly into prepared baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until firm.
- Line a medium cutting board with parchment paper. Remove dough mixture from baking dish. Cut out 9 hearts using a 2-1/2-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place hearts on prepared cutting board. Press together dough scraps, pat into an even layer and cut 1 additional heart. Freeze hearts on cutting board for at least 30 minutes up to 4 hours.
- Microwave remaining 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips and coconut oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl on HIGH for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth when stirred, stirring every 15 seconds.
- Drizzle melted chocolate over hearts, spreading carefully with back of spoon to completely cover. Freeze an additional 15 minutes or until chocolate is set.
- Write various designs or messages on chocolate-covered hearts using write-on gel. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
About the Registered Dietitian
Alea Lester Fite, MS, RD, LD, received her bachelor’s degrees from the University of Minnesota in Spanish and biology and her master’s degree with coordinating internship program at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Nutrition and Dietetics. Alea has always had a passion for health and fitness, participating in competitive sports for most of her life. She found that she loved inspiring and helping people make healthy changes. Alea started seeing a registered dietitian when she was having her own digestive health issues and realized that she enjoyed learning about and working with food.