Allergy Friendly + Gluten Free + Vegan - Tower of Love and Kindness

Creating something special for Valentine's Day has never been easier. Just use our allergy friendly sugar cookie recipes, a collection of heart shaped cookie cutters and create a Tower of Love and Kindness.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Assembly Time: 10 minutes
Total Time, including inactive: 1 hour


For the Cookie:
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
8 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable shortening, soft but not melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten, or 2 egg replacers
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How To

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Add the oil, egg and vanilla and mix to combine. The dough will be thick/stiff – you can squeeze it together with your hands to bring it all together.

Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper to about ¼ inch thick.  

Using concentric heart-shaped cookie cutters, press out cookies in all sizes. Place on baking trays, with only 1 size per trays. Note: As the sizes change, the cooking times will also change.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 6 to 8 minutes for larger hearts and 3-4 minutes for smaller hearts. Note: cook time will be determined by the size of your heart cookie cutters and the heat of your oven, so, be prepared to monitor closely.
For all sizes, bake until just starting to brown.
Mix up a batch of HH Chocolate Frosting (recipe here).
Once the cookies are cooled, it's time to build your tower.
Start with the biggest heart as the base and spread a small dollop of chocolate frosting in the middle of the heart to act as "glue". Layer the cookies on top of each other. Continue to add layer after layer, using the hearts in decreasing size order.
Present on a heart-themed plate and dust with powdered sugar.
Keep extra cookies to make sweet little heart cookies, sandwich between chocolate frosting.