"Through love all that is bitter will be sweet,
Through love all that is copper will be gold,
Through love all dregs will become wine,
Through love all pain will turn to medicine."
Chocolate Chip Spice Cookies
These cookies are lovely, grounding, vata-pacifying Ayurvedic treat for the fall or winter. If you wish, you can substitute the chocolate for raisins, but why would you want to?
4 cups almond flour (I used freshly ground almonds in the food processor)
1/3 cup coconut oil or ghee
4 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp aluminum-free baking soda
1/2 cup natural sugar (like turbinado, coconut sugar or maple syrup)
1/3 cup almond milk (or any milk)
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/3 cup chocolate chips (or raisins)
Preheat over to 275 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, add almond flour, baking soda, natural sugar, sea salt, and spices. Stir to combine.
In the same bowl, add melted coconut oil, vanilla, almond milk, and apple cider vinegar
Fold in chocolate chips or raisins.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop the dough out in 1 1/2 tsp balls and drop onto the parchment paper.
Gently flatten dough into a cookies shape using your hands. These cookies won't spread much in baking.
Inspired with modifications by @honeyteaandghee
About the Author
Briya (Rachel) Freeman is a facilitator specialized in meditation, ayurveda and modern spirituality. She is passionate about exploring the potentials of human consciousness in a way that respects, unites and transcends global culture and tradition.
Briya is a long-term student of Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a female mystic and shaman of South American origin. She also holds studies in ayurveda at Anjali School of Ayurveda (Kerala, India) and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Ottawa. She is the creator of Ayurveda for Vibrant Living, a practical exploration of the fundamentals of the science of self-healing.
Briya is based in Ottawa, Canada and can be reached at email@example.com