Hildegard von Bingen is known for her tea blends and her healthy lifestyle. In her health teachings, she classified, for example, spelt, beans, spices, herbs, apples and some other foods as healthy, referring to their positive effect in the body. According to her, cooked food is also easier for the human body to digest than raw food. Very well known are the nerve cookies according to Hildegard von Bingen, which are often used in case of stress. Through the nuts and spices, the body is positively influenced. The nerve cookies have a mood-lifting effect and are very helpful in the gloomy season. In addition, the spices help in the elimination of toxins, against fatigue and lack of concentration. Cinnamon has a positive effect and strengthens the gastrointestinal tract. Last but not least, clove is a known tonic and good for the nerves.
Here is the recipe for you:
400 g spelt flour and 250 g butter.
150 g cane sugar and 200 g ground almonds.
You also need 2 eggs
As spices you need 20 g cinnamon, 20 g nutmeg and 10 g cloves.
Mix all the ingredients together in a container and knead them into a dough. Put the dough in the refrigerator for half an hour. After that you can roll out the dough for the cookies to a thickness of 3 mm and cut them out as you like. The cookies are then baked in the oven at 180°C for about 15 minutes.
3-4 cookies per day can have a positive effect. Not only at Christmas time, but also in between as a snack together with an apple, the nerve cookies taste very tasty according to Hildegard von Bingen. Packed in a tin, the cookies last for a long time. Gladly the good mood cookies can also be given away to loved ones!