These are the perfect (low/no sugar) sweet treat for both you and your little ones!
I was dubious when making these but they turned out far better than I expected, apart from the fact that I didn't quite have the correct cutters for the first batch...I will make some more tomorrow and change the picture to my own!!!
½ Cup Butter/ Coconut Oil
½ Cup Maple Syrup
1 Cup Ground Almonds
1 Cup Rice Flour
½ Cup Shredded/Desiccated Coconut unsweetened
¼ tsp almond extract
Approx ¼ Cup Raspberry or Strawberry Jam (obviously the Jam has sugar in unless you make your own or buy sugar free!)
Makes approx 14
Recipe credit to a wonderful new blog I have found Lizzie Loves Healthy
Melt the butter or oil in a small pan with the maple syrup. Leave to cool slightly. Combine the rice flour, ground almonds and shredded coconut in a mixing bowl and pour over the liquid mixture. Add a pinch of sea salt and the almond extract. Combine thoroughly, it will seem quite wet and sticky but have faith!
Using cling film or parchment paper, place the dough in the middle, on a rolling surface, and cover with another layer of film, rollout to approx 5mm thick.
Cut out rounds with a cookie cutter, and make small heart shapes in half of them. Be careful they may seem bendy and fragile now.
Bake on a lined sheet for 8-10 minutes at 180 until turning golden then cool on a wire rack when they will crisp up nicely.
Teaspoon a little jam on the heartless cookies spreading around the centre evenly. Then cover with a heart holed one, creating a sandwich of almond jamminess.