This is officially my first recipe post, and I am super pumped to share this cookie recipe with you! I love to bake, and more importantly I love to bake desserts. My family very often blames me for their sweet tooth. The stigma that revolves around sugar and sweets being bad in today's diet trends is a little disheartening.
In Ayurveda, the sweet taste plays a very important role in digestion. it's the first taste in the process of digestion. It gives sweetness to life and builds us up. It consists of the qualities found in the elements of earth and water--two materials that are very important for our body's nourishment and growth. Of course, this sweet taste can be found in many ways, a lot of which don't seem the most obvious. Grains and dairy generally have a sweet taste, as do many fruits. On top of that, it is important to be aware of what types of sugars we're putting into our bodies. In general, try to avoid processed sugars--the biggest one being white sugar. I try to look for evaporated cane juice as my white sugar. A lot of times, I'll even use Turbinado sugar instead of the common white sugar you find at the grocery store. Organic is of course one of the best routes to go.
In Vedic culture, sweets are eaten during any big and important event to celebrate the start of something new and exciting. As this is my first official recipe, I thought I would start off with something sweet to celebrate all that is amazing and celebratory in our lives. There's always a reason to celebrate. So here's to finding the sweetness in life, and not being afraid to fully digest those wonderful moments that give us love and hope.
Enjoy your cookies with your afternoon tea, or even as a little post-meal snack! Enjoy!