As people we love the idea of “good luck”. Different cultures celebrate luck at certain times of year. For North Americans we “ring in the New Year” imagining a fresh start made all the more possible by eating certain “lucky foods” like black-eyed peas on the first day of the New Year. For the Chinese their Chinese New Year is a very auspicious time celebrated with many foods that are believed to bring prosperity and longevity. Then on St. Patrick’s Day the Irish and all their cousins believe it is a day filled with good luck potential. Wearing the green and eating corned beef and cabbage add to the possibility of having good health and becoming wealthy in life.
To add to the fun and provide a healthy cookie option for auspicious celebrations I offer a new “Good Luck” cookie. The ingredients of the cookie include spices that are not only good for your health but are also believed to enhance your luck. Below are the “magical herbs” I have included:
Basil– represents harmony, happiness, purity, serenity, luck, and good health.
Cardamom– is believed to bring about good luck in love and relationships.
Turmeric– the golden spice of the East brings beauty, good health and good luck .
Orange zest– is used for enhancing love, luck, money, a happy home and prosperity in business.
Here is the recipe to be used whenever you have a hankering for a bit of good health and good fortune:
Good Luck Cookie *
½ cup gluten free flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
1 ½ cups oat flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon turmeric
¼ teaspoon cardamom
½ teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup Truvia baking blend sweetener
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon orange juice
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 egg white, lightly beaten
Cooking spray, Canola
- Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl (Flour through Kosher salt). Make a well.
- In a separate bowl blend all other ingredients from the sugars through eggs.
- Combine the sugar mixture into the flour mixture.
- Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Use a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop and place scoops of cookie dough onto the cookie sheets.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until the edges of the cookie brown. Let cool before storing.
Makes 24 cookies. Serving size: 2 cookies. Calories per cookie: 76. Calories per serving: 152.
Enjoy! And Live Vibrant!