Valentine Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Red Velvet Valentine Cookies are absolutely amazing! What you will especially love is the fact that they are made with beets and more natural ingredients to make them red in colour and to add fiber and nutrients. These cookies also have simple ingredients which is why i love making them! My kids loved them too! If you have children who hate to eat their veggies, then this is a fantastic way to get some healthy vitamins into their growing little bodies.   
When i took these cute cookies out of the oven, my daughter helped me shape them and immediately  she grabbed one and said “ this is so yummy!” I immediately knew i had made a great cookie!  

For this recipe all you will need is: 

1-2 large red beet balls peeled and chopped into chunks
1 cup of almond butter
1/2 cup of organic coconut palm sugar or brown sugar 
1 large egg
1 tsp of vanilla 
1 tbsp of water  

             1 tsp of baking powder 
       1/2 tsp of baking soda
   3 tbsp of veg oil
1 cup of flour
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 cup of dark or semi sweet chocolate chip cookies
1 tbsp of icing sugar if you wish to decorate
Non-stick cooking spray
Heart shaped cookie cutter

1. Preheat your oven to 375F.
2. Using a blender, combine chopped beet, egg, veg oil and water until it is all a smooth consistency.
2. Place all dry ingredients and almond butter together and add it all to the blender with all wet ingredients. Mix all together again.

3. Using a teaspoon, form round balls and place on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick spray or use parchment paper.
4. Add 4-5 choc chips on top of each cookie. 
5. Place in oven and cook for approx 20 mins. 
6. Cool cookies for 5-10 mins and using your cookie cutter, cut heart shapes with each cookie. Sprinkle with icing sugar.
Makes 12-24 cookies depending on how large you make your cookies.
Enjoy! I am sure you will love 💕 them as much as we do! 
Well there you have it! A super easy way to add fresh veggies to virtually anything that you bake. Specially in cookies, beets can add so much natural colour without having to resort to artificial food colouring. It just makes more sense wouldnt you say so? Therefore, being creative in the kitchen is  an easy task that is definitely achievable.

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