Healthy Holiday Cookies !!

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“Double Rainbow All The Way” Cookies

(Cookies that will make you see God)

 

By Monica Nolan

 

No … “Double Rainbow All The Way” Cookies do not contain psychedelic or psychoactive herbs.. (though we have heard of treats that do). But they do contain a good dose of my favorite class of herbs adaptogens. Adaptogens help the body mind and nervous system adapt to the #1 cause of chronic illness … stress.

The name is inspired by a YouTube video that was popular last Summer (the audio is more precious than the video). A home video that is made by a man who sees two rainbows in his back yard, a beautiful mountain view. It’s also clear that the filmmaker has taken something that is greatly enhancing his experience. Here’s the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI.

This recipe is basic chocolate chip oatmeal with added antioxidants like gogi berries (a longevity and beauty herb), 60% cacao chips, (super antioxidants) nuts and oats. Truth is …I eat them for breakfast with a cup of coffee on the way to driving my son to school! Seriously! What’s the difference between this cookie and a bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar?

My favorite Company to order powdered whole and dried herbs is Mountain Rose Herbs. Visit them here www.mountainroseherbs.com and read more about these adaptogens and other healing and nourishing herbs. Or visit my blog www.thepujaeyesmediceneshow@wordpress.com for more recipes using medicinal herbs.

Happy and healthy holidays …… Monica.

 

Double Rainbow All The Way Cookies

 

1&1/4 cups all-purpose flour

½ cup powdered herbs (Maca Powder, Hawthorne Berry Powder and Eleuthero Root Powder are in these cookies)

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. chunky artesian  sea salt

1&1/4 Cups packed brown sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

½ cup succinate or sugar

2 large eggs

2 Tblsp. Milk

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2&1/2 cups Oats

2 cups 60% Cacao Chocolate Chips, or carob chips

1 cup chopped nuts

1/2 cup gogi berries

½ cup dried cranberries and raisins

 

Preheat oven to 375

Combine flour, powdered herbs, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. Beat brown sugar, butter and succinate (or sugar) in large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, chips, nuts and berries? Raisins. Mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 12 to 13 minutes. Cool on sheet 1 minute. Remove to wire rack.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

 

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