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vegan cookie dough hearts with valentine's day sprinkles on a pink surface

Healthy Cookie Dough Hearts (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

  • Author: Kaylie Grace
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 40 mini hearts 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Healthy cookie dough hearts are an easy valentine’s day dessert idea! These mini chocolate chip cookie dough bites are vegan, gluten-free, paleo, grain-free, and made with no refined sugar. They’re loaded with almond flour, coconut flour, cashew butter, and chocolate chips. Spread the love with this edible valentines day gift! #cookiedough #valentines #valentine #vegandessert #nobakedesserts #ediblecookiedough #glutenfreedesserts 


Units Scale

Cookie Dough

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter or peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 12 tbsp sugar (only if you’d like a sweeter treat)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips



  1. Prepare cookie dough: Add almond flour, cashew butter, maple syrup, coconut flour, vanilla extract, and salt to a large bowl. Mix together until evenly combined. Add mini chocolate chips, then mix together once more.
  2. Transfer cookie dough: Line a 7×7-inch or 8×8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Transfer cookie dough to the baking pan and firmly press it across the bottom in an even layer. Chill in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Cut cookie dough: Lift parchment paper out of the pan. Use a mini heart shaped cookie cutter to slice the dough.
  4. Melt chocolate: Add chocolate chips to a bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between, until fully melted.
  5. Decorate: Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookie dough hearts. Add sprinkles on top. Chill in the freezer for 5 minutes to set. Enjoy!


  • Want a sweeter treat? These healthy cookie dough hearts have a mildly sweet flavor (compared to traditional cookie dough) because it is good for you. If you have a big sweet tooth, you’ll enjoy them with 2 tbsp coconut sugar or cane sugar added to the recipe.
  • Adjust the flour as needed. The cookie dough texture may vary depending on the type of nut butter used. Natural nut butter has a drippy/runny texture while no-stir nut butter is thicker. The latter may require less flour or more maple syrup.
  • Use mini chocolate chips. If you only have regular chocolate chips, I recommend roughly chopping them into smaller pieces.
  • Put all the cookie dough to good use. Cut as many hearts out of the cookie dough as possible. Then, take the leftover scraps and fold them together into one big ball of cookie dough. Firmly press/roll the dough into an even layer and cut out more hearts. Alternatively, save the leftover scraps of cookie dough and enjoy it on top of oatmeal, pancakes, smoothie bowls, and sundaes.
  • Nutrition: The nutrition information below uses regular ingredients. This information will change if you use sugar-free or keto ingredients.


  • Serving Size: 3 mini hearts
  • Calories: 180
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 6g

Keywords: cookie dough hearts, easy valentine's day desserts, valentine mini desserts