Friend of the Fae Cookies: Beltane & Litha Ritual Food

This magickal spin on a traditional sugar cookie is great for making before Beltane festivals and Litha rituals as it can easily be eaten by yourself, shared with your friends or coven, and used as an offering to the fae!

  • 5 1/2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour (You’ll also need some extra flour for rolling purposes)
  • 2 Cups Faerie Sugar (Regular Sugar mixed with 2TB Vanilla and a few drops of food coloring–usually pink or red)
  • 1tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Cups Room Temp Butter
  • 2tsp Baking Powder
  • A Pinch of salt!
  • Sprinkles for decoration!
  • Optional: Finely chopped dried Lavender & 2Tbs of Lemon Extract added into your mix for Lavender Lemon cookies!

If you are looking to make this recipe vegan, just simply swap the eggs for applesauce and the butter for a vegan butter (like earth balance). 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF (175ºC).
  2. Mix your dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate larger bowl, mix faerie sugar, butter, and eggs. Add eggs one at a time creating a fluffy airy mixture, continuing to mix.
  4. Slowly, begin to add the dry ingredients into your mixture. When everything is evenly combined into a nice dough you’re ready to begin cutting your shapes!
  5. To cut shapes, roll your dough out onto a floured surface. (You may need to separate the dough into sections if there is too much to fit on your surface. You want dough to be about a 1/4 of an inch or so thick.) Once rolled, cut the cookies with your friend of the fae cookie cutter. Place cookies on a baking sheet and press some sprinkles in them for good measure!
  6. Bake cookies for 10-15 minutes. When they’re golden brown on the edges they’re ready to be taken out! Allow to rest a few minutes before moving them to a cooling rack. Be sure to cut a few cookies up into smaller, faerie sized pieces and place as an offering for the fae folk along with a thimble of warm milk! 🙂

Recipe & Photographs are ©2016 Magick & Macabre Co. / Bee Reckless / Cynical Old Bat. FOR PERSONAL AND COVEN USE ONLY. Otherwise, it may not be copied or redistributed without shop consent.

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Peace & Prosperity Gingerbread Cookies: Yule Kitchen Magick

Kitchen witchery is a hobby of mine, as you all know I’m more of a bath & candle witch. This probably has to do with the fact I currently only have a small convection oven to bake in–and that’s not easy. However, here is a recipe that is sure to bring you some joy this Yule.

Peace & Prosperity Bringing Gingerbread Cookies:

  • 3 cups flour
  • a pinch of Himalayan salt.
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1Tb Ground Ginger
  • 1tsp Clove
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2TB cinnamon
  • 1 cup of vegan butter (room temp)
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 2TB Orange Extract
  • 1TB Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. In a different slightly larger bowl mix your applesauce, brown sugar, and butter together until it forms a smooth thick paste. Once it reaches this consistency slowly add in your Maple syrup and extracts.
  3. Gradually begin to add your dry ingredients into the batch stirring and kneading the dough clockwise to create the magick. Focus on adding into the dough white light that will bring you a bountiful season filled with the peace and prosperity of the herbs & extracts added to this batch of cookies.
  4. Once smooth, Wrap the dough’s bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to stand for about 2 hours at room temperature. Placing the bowl on your Yule altar during this wait period would be a great place to stash it. You could even perform a small ritual asking the God & Goddess to bless the cookies around the bowl.
  5. When ready to use, preheat your oven to 350°F and begin to roll the dough out with a floured rolling pin onto a floured cutting board or counter top.
  6. Use your cookie cutter(s) to create the cookies and place them onto an ungreased baking sheet (you can line it with parchment paper if you feel so inclined). Space about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes! They’re finished when they begin to brown around the edges.
  8. Allow to cool and decorate them for the season! Don’t forget to leave some as an offering on your Yule altar!

This recipe is ©Magick & Macabre Co & ©Cynical Old Bat