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.
- 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)
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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