RaqSisters are ready for the holidays!

My sister Luisa and I fell in love with doTerra's Essential Oils about a little over a year ago. We even decided to become Wellness Advocates and spread the love and benefits of essential oils. With our little endeavor we became "RaqSisters," raqs meaning 'to dance' in Arabic. We have all sorts of special projects together, offering our fantabulous "Sistah Powa" energy from art to belly dancing, architecture and wellness. Fall is one of our favorite times of the year! Though Miami doesn't have all four seasons, the warm holiday vibes still spread into our homes - and one thing that makes me VERY excited is that I get to bake holiday treats!!!

This morning I experimented with a quick apple-cookie recipe for breakfast. They came out so cute! I love to use doTerra Essential Oils for baking because they make everything taste so unique. With these cookies I used a tiny drop of Cassia while the dough was in-the-making. Cassia is a type of "cinnamon" called Cinnamomum Cassia. It's sweeter than doTerra's Cinnamon Bark and less spicy on the taste buds. According to Modern Essentials Usage Guide, Seventh Edition, it's common use is as an antiseptic and for cooking. It's aroma is surely uplifting and gives a wonderfully warm sensation! I use it in my diffuser often in the mornings and like to blend it with Bergamot, a citrus essential oil. Oh my goodness, essential oils really help me start my day and feel great! 

If you're interested to learn more about essential oils, Luisa and I can help! EO's have an INCREDIBLE variety of uses! When I get sick, allergies or have headaches, I turn to my oils. I haven't used medication since I started! No aspirin, no Tylenol, no NADA! Just oils. It's a dream! From back pain to depression to surgery recoveries, they are like angels in liquid form. Contact us via email: raqsisters@gmail.com. We're on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/raqsisters) and have a doTerra website (www.mydoterra.com/raqsisters). 

The cookie recipe was super quick and easy. Here's what I did (makes 4 three-inch cookies.) 
In a measuring cup I mixed:
1 cup of Trader Joe's Pancake/baking mix (flour)
1 tsp of baking soda

In a bowl I mixed:
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup softened butter
1 tiny drop of cassia
1 tbsp of almond butter

Mix flour into bowl and put in freezer to cool for a couple of minutes. 

Sliced 1 small apple to thin slices (you'll get extra)

Roll out the dough and cut your four cookies. I used a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, then layed the apples on top, used the extra dough for small, quarter strips to cover on top of the apples (about two-three stripes on each cookie) and finally sprinkled a tiny bit of cinnamon powder for decoration. 

Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. They came out a little crumbly, but they served for my quick breakfast, hehe!

About to perform together!

Christmas 2015