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Best Spelt Choc-Chip Cookies

September 24, 2018

 

The fragrance of these Best Spelt Choc-Chip Cookies wafting through your house will make you feel like a happy child all over again! Full of delicious anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate chips and tummy-friendly spelt flour, these are the Best Spelt Choc-Chip Cookies you will ever try and they are so easy because no chilling is required either!  

 

FYI, you can substitute the spelt flour for regular plain/all-purpose flour if you wish but I always prefer to make my treats with spelt flour if I can because it is easier to digest and much more nutritious!

 

These soft, thick, buttery, chocolaty comforting cookies are like a mother's comforting hug!  

 

MY TIPS

  • These actually taste better a day or two after being baked - so they are a great cookie to make ahead!

  • Your melted butter should be melted but NOT HOT so if it is too warm allow to cool a bit before adding to the mixture

  • DO NOT OVER BAKE if you want soft cookies, once slightly golden they are done

  • Allow to cool completely before eating

  • Do NOT beat the egg for too long on your cookies will be hard

  • Your cookie dough is the right consistency when you can easily roll a smooth ball of dough in your hands no stickiness and holds shape easily

  • If you decide to make smaller cookies be sure to reduce your baking time accordingly

  • These cookies will spread quite a bit so no more than 6 to a standard baking tray and keep a good space between them!

  • These will keep well if kept in an airtight container

  • Can be frozen

 

YOU WILL NEED

  • 8 tablespoons | 90g | 3 ounces salted butter 

  • 1/2 cup caster/ superfine sugar 

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar (you can also use light-brown sugar)

  • 1.5  teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 egg at room temperature

  • 1 + 1/2 cups  | 200g | 6.75 ounces cups spelt (or plain/all-purpose flour if you prefer)

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips 

  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional but yum)

 

METHOD
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees. Line 2 baking tray with baking paper and set aside. 

  2. In a small glass bowl, microwave the butter for about 50 seconds until just barely melted.   It should not be hot but it should be melted. If there are a few solid spots, just stir to let residual heat melt remaining butter. 

  3. Using a stand mixer or electric beaters, beat the butter with the sugars until pale and creamy. Add the vanilla extract, egg and baking soda and beat at a low speed until just incorporated for 15 seconds or so.

  4. Add the spelt flour and salt.  Mix until crumbles form. Use your hands to press the crumbles together into a dough. It should form one large ball that is easy to handle (right at the stage between “wet” dough and “dry” dough). Add the chocolate chips (and walnuts if using) and using a spatula, mix in and combine well.   

  5. Roll the dough into 12 even, large balls approximately 52g/2 ounces each and place no more than 6 per sheet on a standard cookie tray.  Bake for approximately 10 minutes until the cookies have nicely puffed up and are just barely golden, if they get too brown they will be crispier and not as soft.

  6. Let them completely cool in the pan, they will sink a bit and this is part of the process so don't worry! 

 

MAKES 12 JUMBO COOKIES

 

 

Recipe adapted from Pinchofyum.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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