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Mugwort in the Kitchen - Herbal Butter Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free & Refined Sugar-Free)

Updated: Jun 25, 2022



By Simona Yovcheva June 24th, 2022

 

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Mugwort - Medicine, Magic & Lore

Herbal Butter Cookies Recipe


Mugwort -Medicine, Magic & Lore

Mugwort is one of my favourite herbs to work with. There are so many creative ways this wonderful herb can be used in cooking, medicine making, magic & ceremony so that its numerous medicinal properties can benefit one's life. Midsummer is her season in the Northern Hemisphere and this is why she has traditionally been used in Summer Solstice Ceremonies by different cultures. She grows prolifically at this time of the year on wastelands, the edges of fields or woods, by the roadsides and many other surprising places.

I find that she usually appears in ones life when she is needed and has got a lesson to teach. There is no other herb like Mugwort (the Mother of Herbs) in my experience which awakens one's intuition, inner wisdom & feminine creativity so directly.

Her medicine is most potent in Midsummer when her buds have appeared but she hasn't blossomed yet. The buds contain the most concentration of the volatile oils which make her such a valuable dream promoting & mildly psychoactive herb. This magical lady has many other medicinal properties and has been and still is used in herbal medicine as a powerful ally to women's health.

The Asian Mugwort is incorporated in asian cooking in all sorts of creative ways. She is added to dumpling, mochi, stir fries, stews, soups, roasts and of course herbal teas.

For more interesting information about Mugwort's Medicine, Magic & Lore you can download the PDF spreadsheets from our last Mugwort Ceremony here for Free:

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Vegan Herbal Butter Cookies Recipe:


This delightful herbal snack goes perfectly with a cup of Mugwort tea in the late afternoon or couple of hours before bed.

The cookies are light, crumbly, very easy to make and they literally melt in your mouth, releasing their generous herbal flavours.


I wanted to experiment with something simple, easy to make which can be taken on the road and can be enjoyed with tea or coffee. This is why I settled for cookies. In this recipe I combined Mugwort, Nettle and Camomile. Three wonderful herbs which I love drinking as tea in summer. This recipe is open for interpretation (as all of my recipes are) and there is a lot of space for you to experiment and find your own way with it.


Prep time is 15-20 mins, baking - 10 mins, cooling down - 10 mins and then you're ready to enjoy them. In only a bit over 30 mins you will have made a delicious and healthy herbal snack to munch on throughout your week.



Ingredients:

  • 200g brown rice flour or any GF flour (every flour will behave differently so don't panic if the dough doesn't turn out the same every time)

  • 100g coconut sugar or any sugar of your choice

  • 3tbs ground flaxseeds

  • 4tbs pumpkin seeds

  • A handful of dried prunes or any other dried fruit (chopped in smaller pieces)

  • 4tbs tahini or any other nut butter

  • 150g coconut butter (coconut oil which has been softened but not fully melted)

  • 3tbs of each - dried ground mugwort camomile and nettle (you can ground them in your coffee grinder if you don't have them in powder form)

  • If you are working with the fresh herbs then chop them finely


Process:

  • Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl

  • Add the coconut butter and tahini

  • Mix well with your hands until the dry ingredients absorb the oil well

  • You will end up with a crumbly dough which sticks together into whatever shape you give it.

  • Make it into small balls which you can press in between your hands into the shape of a cookie

  • Lay on baking paper in a cooking tray

  • Bake for 10 mins on 180C in a preheated oven

  • Let cool down for 10-15 mins before you touch them or try to move them. The reason is that they will be very crumbly and soft when you first take them out of the oven. They harden when they cool down.

  • Use a knife to take them out of the tray.



You will end up with over 20 cookies which will last you for up to 10 days if you keep them in an airtight container after they have completely cooled down.



ENJOY!

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