A saint’s cookies, fresh from the Sisters of St. Benedict. These nuns, based in Ferdinand, Indiana, follow a recipe written by St. Hildegard of Bingen to make their most popular product. Last year, they baked 71,488 of these incredible spice cookies. St. Hildegard claimed that the cookies would create a cheerful countenance, lighten a heavy heart and reduce the effects of aging. In addition to the recipe, the medieval saint wrote hundreds of other remedies using the properties of nature. She is hailed as a mystic, prophetess, composer, poet and theologian. Her feast day is Sept. 17th, so you could say that the nuns are preparing to feast on the feast.
And you can order the amazing Hildegard cookie on the Sisters of St. Benedict’s website.