Cookies, Food

Good mood cookies.

December 11, 2014

A few month ago my mum gave me some (store bought) cookies that are supposed to enhance the mood. They were called Good-nerve-cookies. I’m not sure if they did what they’re supposed to but they tasted pretty, pretty nice. However I totally forgot about those until recently when I was flicking through a cookies cook book and found a recipe for Good Mood Cookies. Reminding me of the ones I got from my mum I researched a little online and found out: the same ingredients.


Of course I had to make them! And damn are these good mood cookies delicious!


All you need is:
– 2 g nutmeg powder
– 6 g cinnamon
– 2 g cloves powder
– 250 g wholegrain spelt flour
– 100 g grated almonds
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 100 g sugar
– 125 g butter (at room temperature) or a vegan version

Preheat the oven to 175 ° C. Beat the butter with the sugar until it’s a pale yellow and soft mixture. Add all dry ingredients and knead well. Put the dough into the fridge for 1 hour. Roll out the dough to the thickness of 3 mm and cut out cookies. I used a star cookie cutter but you can use any shape you want. Put on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 8 to 12 mins. Since the dough is quite dark already watch out for not burning the cookies.

Let them rest in a jar or tin with a lid to soften them over several days. Enjoy!

You can easily replace through some plant butter and you have a delicious vegan recipe.


Apparently cinnamon and nutmeg enhance the mood while spelt and cloves boost metabolism. However I’m still not sure if the taste of these cookies make me so happy or the ingredients. Either way: enough reason to make them.


What cookie recipe have you already made?


Now. Carry on!

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  • Reply Matilda December 11, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Hi Sarah,

    I love love looove your blog!!! Yesterday I made your spiced chocolate cookies, and they are sooo yummy! Today I made your peach rucola caprese salad for dinner, and it was sooo delicious! Can`t wait to try your other salad recipies and the good mood cookies. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Congratulations on your new blog design and your jobs as a freelancer. Have you ever thought about hosting a workshop for a DIY-project? All the best!


    • Reply sarah December 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Hi Matilda,

      thank you for your sweet comment. I’m very pleased that you like the recipes. I have thought about hosting a DIY workshop. There might be one coming up next year. I’ll let you know on the blog.

  • Reply Elsbeth December 12, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Liebe Sarah,
    hast du das Ei in der Zutaten-Aufstellung vergessen – oder braucht es vielleicht gar keins? Da hier der Veganismus um sich greift, könnte man die Butter durch Alsan, eine rein pflanzliche Margarine, ersetzen?
    Liebe Grüße
    (Du kannst diesen Kommentar ruhig löschen!)

    • Reply sarah December 12, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      Hallo Elsbeth,
      das Rezept braucht kein Ei. Es kann also wirklich einfach als veganes Keksrezept verwendet werden. Ich habe es im Text jetzt ergänzt. Danke!

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