DIY Sleepy Cookie Recipes: Ayurvedic Calming Biscuits

If you find you are feeling scattered or more anxious during this season, it’s time to use some food as medicine to calm and ground. What’s a better way to nourish your body and mind than a batch of freshly baked cookies?
The sweet taste is calming to vata dosha, and these “everyday cookies” can be enjoyed as the part of a meal (they’re also great to include in a child’s lunchbox). 

Makes 12 cookies. If you can’t find Gotu Kola, brew a cup of our Brahmi Morning Blend tea and use it in place of the water to soak the chia.

You’ll need:

  • 3 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour (substitute up to ½ cup coconut flour in warm weather)
  • ½ tsp mineral salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Xylitol
  • 1 Tbsp. Gotu Kola powder
  • 1 tsp. cassia cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. cardamom powder
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds soaked in 1 cup warm water
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 3 Tbsp. Earth balance (or any plant-based butter)

Here’s how:

Preheat your oven to 350 F. Add all dry ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Add the ghee and fold in the chia seeds and soaking water or tea. Add enough additional water to form a slightly sticky, but pliable dough. Form each cookie into a small ball and press flat onto a stainless steel or stoneware cookie sheet or glass baking dish. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until slightly golden.

Recipe originally from halepule

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