Olivia created this recipe for Bobbie to make with her when he was having night terrors after his father died. These cookies are healthy and good for the soul. When they made the cookies, together they repeated the blessing, included below, to reinforce the “power” they impart. And every night before bed she reinforced their power with the invocation.
Brave Cookie Recipe:
STRENGTH—1 & ½ to 2 C unbleached flour
ENERGY—2/3 C raw sugar
HOPE—1/2 C rolled oats
CONFIDENCE—1 egg, beaten
SPEED—1/8 C Earth Spread (margarine)- room temperature
UNDERSTANDING—1/2 C applesauce
CALM—1 tsp ground nutmeg
INVISIBILITY—1/2 tsp baking powder
CUNNING—1/2 tsp baking soda
TRANSFORMATION—1 tsp vanilla
COURAGE—1/2-1 C chocolate chips (the best are the dark chocolate sweetened only with cane sugar)
WILL—1/2 C chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350˚
Lightly spray cookie sheet with oil.
Combine applesauce and oats in small bowl. Set aside to let soak while preparing other ingredients. In medium mixing bowl combine the flour (start with 1 ½ cups), sugar, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda. Stir well. In small mixing bowl, combine the Earth Spread, egg, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add the applesauce and oats mixture. Stir until the batter is blended. Add extra flour until the batter is consistency of a thick paste. Finally add the chocolate chips and, if desired, the nuts.
Drop by teaspoonful onto the greased cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 12 minutes. Makes about 24 cookies.
NOTE: The wonderful thing about these cookies is that you can adapt it to any of your child’s favorite cookie recipe and your own particular belief system, while empowering your child.
Brave Cookie Blessing while making the cookies:
“We ask for the blessings of the Lady and Lord.
We honor Her chalice and brandish His sword!
By the powers of Earth, Air, Fire and Water,
May these ingredients be mixed with their power.
With the blessed aid of white magick,
Make me tonight strong, wise and quick.
By the light of love’s white moonbeams,
I am the master of my dreams.”
Of course you don’t have to be a witch for these cookies to work. Instead of Olivia’s blessing, use any prayer/invocation/poem. Have your child help make these cookies with you, reinforcing the fact that they can control their dreams. Tell them a story while putting these cookies together that incorporates all these attributes, bringing in positive ways to “fight” the demons in their dream, and remind them that these ingredients will help them become the master of their dreams.
Brave Cookie Invocation before bed:
And before your child goes to bed have them eat one of these cookies and use an invocation similar to the one Olivia used for Bobbie (See below—again, adapt it to your own particular belief system.)
“By the grace of Great Spirit, ruler of all,
I control my dreams. Be they great or small.
So Mote It Be!”