Opening the heart and invigorating the spirit with these rose tahini cookies, made with almond, maple, tahini, coconut oil, coriander, cardamom, sea salt and local rose by Wild Bloom Botanicals.
Rose Tahini Cookies
These rose tahini cookies are sort of a mix between classic peanut butter cookies and Moroccan rosewater cookies (aka ghriba), without the typical rancid vegetable and seed oils, caustic sugars, toxic wheat fortified with literal iron filings that accumulate in your organs, or modern rosewater containing synthesized flavours derived from petroleum and other nasties.
With an Ayurvedic sensibility, these rose tahini cookies are an excellent opportunity to use food as medicine to calm and ground, especially if you’re feeling scattered and anxious. The mildly sweet taste from the maple syrup is calming and these “everyday” cookies make a great augmenting part of a meal, or as part of a child (or child at heart)’s lunchbox.
Wild Bloom Botanicals Rose Powder opens the heart
Rosa centifolia can bring us a deeper level of healing that work on more subtle aspects of our Being. Not only do they heal the physical body, but they extend into our energetic auras and resonate at a healing frequency that work on our emotional and spiritual body.
Like all of the Wild Bloom offerings, this blend is 100% organic, ethically sourced, unprocessed, unsprayed, non-irradiated, raw, and without any added flavours, colours, additives, excipients, or preservatives. I really couldn’t ask for more!
Rose teaches us to maintain an open, full, and strong heart – just like the soft, delicate, heart-shaped flowers – yet to maintain proper boundaries, like her sharp thorns. Ruled by Venus, Rose helps us to stay open-hearted in all of our relationships; including our relationship to ourselves, to others, and to nature.
Benefits of rose:
- helps soothe skin irritation
- opens and softens the emotional heart, extending into our energetic auras
- eases the pain associated with trauma, restoring integrity
- cools the pitta dosha, relaxing fiery emotions such as anger and frustration
- helps one to connect to love more freely
- soothes sore throats
- reduces skin redness
- prevents and treats infections
- contains antioxidants
- heals cuts, scars and burns
- enhances mood
- relieves headaches
- potent anti-inflammatory properties
- formidable natural beauty ally
- naturally caffeine-free
- may help alleviate menstrual pain
- reduces severity of allergic reactions
- antibacterial properties
- improves insulin resistance and heart health
- loaded with vitamins C, A and E, the B-complex, as well as calcium, magnesium, and potassium
Ingredients you’ll need for these rose tahini cookies:
- organic ancient spelt flour, or naturally gluten free buckwheat flour. Try grinding your own flour for the absolute most prana/life force energy/goodness. I like Brodflour brand, a local miller that verifies date of milling with a hand signed certification on the label
- ground flax seed
- almond meal, or activated raw almonds ground in a food processor, or shredded coconut
- ground coriander
- ground cardamom
- Wild Bloom Botanicals rose powder
- sea salt
- maple syrup – use code ROOTTOSKY15 at wildmeadowsfarm.ca for $15 off your first order
- virgin, cold pressed coconut oil, or grass fed goat’s butter from a farmer you trust
- vanilla bean
Tips for making these rose tahini cookies:
- The state of mind you are in while preparing food will be present in your final product. Be present while you prepare the recipe and this energy will transfer to you as you consume the cookies. Take a few slow, deep breaths or say a short prayer as you begin to make your food. Go inward and remove any distractions, let this time be for you to bake meditatively. This will get you into parasympathetic mode, enhancing your digestive fire, and improving your experience.
- My top tips for affording organic food: live simply, low maintenance and bare, wear less clothing, grow your own food, and connect with your local neighbourhood growers!
- These go really well with herbal tonics, coffee or tea.
Rose Tahini Cookies
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed + 3 tbsp spring water
- 1 cup local, fresh milled organic spelt flour or buckwheat flour for GF option
- 1/2 cup activated organic almond meal
- 1/2 tsp ground organic coriander
- 1/4 tsp ground organic cardamom
- 2 tsp Wild Bloom Botanicals rose powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup organic local maple syrup
- 2 tbsp virgin cold pressed organic coconut oil or grass fed butter
- 2 tbsp organic hulled tahini
- 1/2 tsp organic vanilla bean
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with unbleached, biodegradable parchment paper, and set aside.
- Combine the ground flax seed with the water in a small bowl. Set aside to thicken, at least 5 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, whisk to combine the dry cookie ingredients: spelt flour, almond meal, coriander, cardamom, rose powder, and sea salt. Add the ground flax seed gel and stir to roughly combine. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan, combine the wet ingredients to melt the coconut oil with: maple syrup, solid coconut oil, tahini, and vanilla. Heat the mixture over medium low, just until the coconut oil has melted. If your coconut oil is already in liquid form, skip this step.
- Pour the wet mixture into the bowl with the dry mixture. With a spatula or your hands, stir to combine until a sticky dough forms. It might make it easier to form the dough into a unified ball for the next step.
- Using a tablespoon or your intuitive judgement, portion out about 1.5 tbsp of dough onto the baking sheet, leaving at least 1 inch between each cookie. Roll each portion of dough into a ball.
- With a fork, create an indentation on each ball of dough to form the cookies. Repeat to make a criss cross indentation and evenly flatten out the dough.
- Slide the baking sheet into the oven and bake 12-15 minutes, or until slightly golden. Serve and devour!
- The almond meal doesn’t need to be from activated almonds, but if you prefer to activate them, soak the raw almonds overnight in filtered water with a pinch of sea salt, then blend them up in a food processor the next day.
- Visit wildbloombotanicals.com for more organic goodness and herbal remedies.
- Buckwheat flour is an excellent GF option as a cousin of rhubarb. I recommend it for any flour substitute!