Raw Vegan Valentines Day: Frosted Sugar Cookies and Chocolate Truffles


Valentine's Day is just around the corner and naturally that means a day of love, sweets, and chocolate. As a child I would help my mom make frosted sugar cookies in the shape of hearts for me to take to our schools Valentines party. These cookies are my attempt at a raw vegan version of those cookies. I think they're super tasty and I hope you enjoy them too!

If you don't feel like making Valentines Treats this year or you want something extra special for your loved one, order some of my Sweetly Raw Chocolate truffles or any of the other items I have to offer HERE.



These cookies are firm enough that they hold together really well, but they've got a lovely soft texture and the frosting holds its shape but is beautifully creamy. I've garnished the cookies with goji berries and dried pomegranate seeds but you can garnish them with whatever you like.


Raw Frosted Sugar Cookies 

Makes 20-24 cookies

Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup blanched almond flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup powdered xylitol, sifted

3 tablespoons water

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

Sift the coconut flour into a bowl. Add all remaining ingredients and stir together until evenly combined. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes until the dough thickens a bit. Use a mini ice cream scoop to make balls and release them onto a parchment paper lined tray. Flatten each ball with your hand. Set in the fridge or freezer to firm up while making the frosting.

Pink Frosting

1/4 cup melted coconut butter

2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

2 tablespoons fine powdered xylitol

1/4 cup cool water

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Beet powder, as needed for colour

Whisk all BUT THE WATER together until smooth. Add the water a little at a time as you keep whisking until the mixture thickens a little and if this takes some time, let the frosting sit for a few minutes and then whisk again. It needs to thicken slightly. When it thickens (when you spoon a dollop onto any surface, it should hold some shape and not be runny), spoon some frosting over each cookie. If it starts to harden up before you get all the cookies decorated, simply place the bowl into hot water and keep whisking. It will loosen up quickly. Garnish with freeze dried strawberries or goji berries. Chill in the fridge for at least 20 minutes for the frosting to firm up.

Now into chocolate land… I've added 2 new chocolate truffle flavours to my repertoire exclusively for my Valentines special and I'm sooo excited about these ones. They're insanely good!!!

Meet raw white chocolate vanilla bean truffles - and guess what?!

You can find this recipe in my new book Sweetly Raw Desserts that has just been released. You can find it online and at all large bookstores like Chapters, Indigo, Barnes and Noble, etc.


And raw white chocolate strawberry truffles! As my best friend said about these: "they're filled with goose bump spice. Look!!! I have goosebumps!!!" she said as she showed my her arm. lol.


You can never go wrong with chocolate truffles for Valentines Day… or any day of the year in my opinion, hehe.


Or maybe you like chocolate and caramel, in which case you'd enjoy my raw chocolate caramel pecan clusters!



There are a bunch of different chocolate truffle flavours. Choose an assorted box or custom pick the flavours you want. See available flavours HERE .



I hope you try the cookies and enjoy them!! 🙂



And check out my new recipe video for Raw white chocolate bark HERE on Youtube. Its another great recipe for Valentine's Day.


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  1. January 30, 2015 at 23:24

    Heather I use powdered Stevia from Sugar in the Raw in most of my gluten/wheat free baking. Would that work for the sweetener? I don't have xylitol and have never used it. Thank you, Sue

    • sweet_raw
      January 31, 2015 at 17:29

      Hi Sue, Im not sure how the stevia in the raw will work - if its straight stevia NO it won't work. You can find xylitol at Whole Foods and any health food store these days :)

  2. Liana Brennan
    February 24, 2015 at 02:57

    Hi Heather, These look wonderful! Sorry I missed them for Valentines Day but I can't wait to try them! I'm sure they'll be delicious anytime. Not sure where to find beet powder? Any suggestions? Thanks, Liana

    • sweet_raw
      February 24, 2015 at 20:28

      Hi Liana, Thank you! Yes Im sure they'll work any time of year :) You can find red beet powder from Mountain Rose Herbs, I;ve also seen it on Amazon. I got it from a shop here in BC Canada… not sure where you're located.

  3. July 28, 2015 at 22:30

    These look amazing!! Could you use raw cane sugar ground into a powder instead of xylitol? :)

    • sweet_raw
      October 16, 2016 at 16:58

      Yes for sure you could!

  4. chrystaline
    January 25, 2016 at 20:51

    Is beet powder just dehydrated beets ground up into a powder or is there something more to it?

    • sweet_raw
      October 16, 2016 at 16:46

      Yes its just powdered dried beets.

  5. Sarah
    January 29, 2016 at 11:12

    Hi Heather, I would like to try this recipe but I am allergic to coconut. Is there anything I can substitute it with?

    • sweet_raw
      November 26, 2016 at 03:52

      Mmm thats a hard one for this recipe because it contains coconut flour, oil, and butter :(

  6. Beth
    September 11, 2016 at 18:06

    I am using Swerve sweetener. Will this work instead of Xylitol? Is it equal ratio?

    • sweet_raw
      October 16, 2016 at 16:58

      Yes I think it will work in equal ratio.

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