Hildegard Mini Cookies (8-oz. bag)

Item #4679
Shipping Wt. 1.00 lbs.
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From Monastery Immaculate
Conception, Ferdinand, Indiana

Made by Benedictine sisters in the monastery's bakery using simple ingredients: flour, brown sugar, eggs, salt, butter, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and almonds. The recipe for these cookies came from 12th century Benedictine polymath Hildegard von Bingen, who recommended them for slowing the aging process, creating a cheerful countenance, lightening a heavy heart, and releasing intelligence. They're delicious, too!

8-oz. bag

Monastery Immaculate Conception: Ferdinand, Indiana

The Ferdinand Benedictines are one of the largest Benedictine communities of women in the United States -- over 100 members strong and thriving.

Monastery Immaculate Conception was founded in 1867 by four young Benedictine sisters who came to Ferdinand to teach the children of area settlers. More than 1,000 women have entered the community over the last 150+ years. They've expanded their ministries beyond education and beyond Ferdinand. Today, they serve as teachers, social workers, parish ministers, counselors, nurses, attorneys, youth ministers, administrators, entrepreneurs, activists, chaplains, librarians and more.

The history of Monastery Baked Goods is rooted in a love of baking among the sisters. In support of Christkindlmarkt, an annual German festival held in Ferdinand, the sisters started making and selling Springerle, a traditional German cookie. Today they produce a variety of cookies and other baked goods whose sales help to support their ministries.
Ingredients: Flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), brown sugar, almonds, unsalted butter (pasteurized cream, natural flavorings [contains milk]), eggs, baking powder (baking soda, cornstarch, sodium aluminum sulfate, calcium sulfate, monocalcium phosphate), cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt
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Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 5, 2024  |  By Rev. James R.
Our Spirituality Center held a presentation on Hildegard and handed out her cookies as a treat after. The cookies were a huge hit!
Rev. James R.

Excellent cookies
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Dec 17, 2020  |  By Carolyn Q.
I have given these cookies as a gift twice and the recipient loved them. We are both fans of St.Hildegard!
Carolyn Q.