"To God's servants the right words will not be wanting, for the Holy Ghost speaks in us. Yes, all who live piously and chastely are temples of the Holy Ghost.” ~ St. Lucia
Virgin & Martyr
December 13 ~ New & Traditional Calendar
Lucy, patron of Sicily, and one of the saints of the Canon of the Mass, was martyred at Syracuse in the persecution of Diocletian about the year 304. The legend of her martyrdom says that she was denounced as a Christian by a rejected suitor. Refusing to apostatize, she was condemned to a brothel, but a mysterious force prevented the persecutors from moving her from the tribunal. After an unsuccessful attempt had been made to burn her to death, her neck was pierced with a dagger.
This is a late addition for this feast day since it was a surprise from my eldest daughter, Rose. Because of her surprise, they will forever be referred to us as St. Lucia’s Cookies.
"O virgin Lucy, why do you ask of me what you yourself can procure for your mother? For your faith too has come to her aid and therefore she has been cured. By your virginity you have indeed prepared for God a lovely dwelling."
~St. Agatha’s words of consolation to St. Lucy, in a dream
Recipe: St. Lucia Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 8 min. | Cook Time: 13 min.| Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 24 small cookies
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 8 tablespoons refined coconut oil
- 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup dark chocolate (or semi-sweet) chocolate chips
- Whisk the coconut flour and the baking soda together in a med. bowl.
- Mix together the coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs, salt, and vanilla in a large bowl.
- Add the the dry ingredients into the wet, mix.
- Add the dark-chocolate chips.
- Bake at 350 for 13 minutes.
The consistency of these cookies are a bit flakey and soft. However, they are a fine replacement to the traditional version.Pin It