- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- ½ cup plain coconut yogurt
- 1/2- 1 cup maple syrup or honey; or ½ cup monk fruit sweetener (depending how sweet taste you have )
- 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh lemon balm
- 3 cups white spelt flour (spelt can be exchanged to almond meal for GF option)
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds and some for topping
- 1 heaped teaspoon of baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 180C
- Cream together coconut oil, yogurt and sweetener. If using maple syrup or honey, you may add slightly more spelt four at the end if the dough is too wet for forming cookies.
- Add lemon juice, lemon balm and hemp seeds and mix well. Gently stir in 1 cup at a time and mix until well combined. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheet or form a small bowl and press into cookies but the dough will be slightly sticky. Sprinkle with hemp seeds and decorate with little chamomile or feverfew flowers.
- Bake for 10 – 15 min depending on cookie size. They are ready when slightly golden. Cool down and serve with any of your spring tea blends.
History & Benefits:
These medicinal cookies are a quick and easy recipe to try on a rainy spring day with your favourite herbal tea. Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) used in this recipe is a member of the mint family and considered a calming herb. It was used as far back as the Middle Ages to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite, and ease pain and discomfort from indigestion (including gas and bloating, as well as colic).