Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christian Rätsch: Nutmeg Cookie Recipe


There was a great Nutmeg article written by Ibo Nagano in the Vernal Equinox 2008 issue of the Entheogen Review. Very comprehensive, about 10 pages of Nutmeg info. The following is a recipe by Christian Rätsch called Cookies for Preventing Sadness which was published in his Pagan Christmas. I am sharing it below for your Holiday baking pleasure.
  • 2 Tbsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp ground cloves
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cups of chopped almonds
Mix ingredients and Bake cookies at 350 F for 5 to 10 minutes.
*Note this is far from a visionary dose, but rewarding none the less.


Unknown said...

Sure was a good article, I enjoyed reading it.

Do you happen to have contact details for Ibo Nagano? I'd love to contact him, I have information (personal experience) that he may be interested in.

EROCx1 said...

Hello Lem,

Unfortunately I do not know how to contact him.

Thanks for writing!


Unknown said...

Speaking of personal experience, I tried this recipe. The mix ends up very thick and sticky. It helps to have oiled fingers (say with olive oil) when handling the mix.

I put in 3 grated nutmegs (about 12g, one really potent one, dark brown and oily, the other two average). There were 42 cookies total, and 5 hours after eating 7 of them I was definitely feeling it. Felt like about half a nutmeg worth of effects (sedation, slight dreamy feeling, pleasant lethargy, hints of closed-eye visuals, etc).

Perhaps 2 cookies per day max is what I'd use as a "preventing sadness" dose. Eating more than that each day would leave you quite out of it after say 3-4 days.