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Walnut spelt Chocolate Chip Cookies

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You will love these rustic chocolate chip cookies made with whole grain spelt flour and packed with dark chocolate and toasted walnuts. Ideal pair with a cup of warm milk!

Walnut spelt chocolate chip cookies

For those looking something different, this walnut spelt chocolate chip cookies would be a true find. Made from whole grain spelt flour and studded with large chocolate chunks and pieces of toasted walnuts, these cookies are so delicious.

Spelt flour does a nice job in keeping the texture light but also provides a deeper and nuttier flavour than regular plain flour. Dark muscovado sugar we used in this recipe, lends amazing caramel taste to the cookies.

These healthy rustic chocolate chip cookies are worth giving a try.

Walnut spelt chocolate chip cookies
Chopped walnuts
Walnut spelt chocolate chip cookies

how to make walnut spelt chocolate chip cookies

Making these chocolate chip cookies is so easy and quick. You don't even need an electric mixer as we use melted butter in this recipe.

First prepare walnuts by lightly toasting them and chocolate by chopping it on a cutting board into smaller pieces. Set both aside. Combine spelt flour with baking soda and salt in one bowl. Melt butter on a low heat then transfer to a heatproof bowl.

Add muscovado sugar, egg yolk and vanilla extract and whisk until combined. Gradually fold in flour, chocolate and walnuts. Shaping cookies is so easy. Scoop the dough of the size of walnut and roll into balls. Place them on tray, apart and flatten slightly. Bake for about 7 - 8 minutes and your cookies are done. From this dough we got 24 cookies.

Walnut spelt chocolate chip cookies

baking tip

Take these cookies from the oven while still slightly underbaked, as they will continue to bake on the tray. This way they have a great texture once they cool.

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Walnut spelt chocolate chip cookies

storing walnut spelt chocolate chip cookies

If you have some leftover cookies store them in a stainless steel cookie container or a glass cookie jar at room temperature for up to 7 days. You can also freeze the baked or unbaked cookies. If freezing the dough, portion it out into balls first, freeze, then place in plastic freezer bag and return to the freezer.

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walnut spelt Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe

MAKES: 24 cookies
COOKS IN: 40 minutes
LEVEL: Easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 200g whole grain spelt flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 120g butter, melted
  • 80g muscovado sugar or other brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 180g walnuts, lightly toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 180g dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips  (55 - 65% cocoa solids)

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F) and arrange walnuts in a single layer on the baking tray lined with baking paper. Toast walnuts for only 3 - 4 minutes, or until lightly browned and fragrant. Cool them and chop coarsely. Set aside.

  2. If using chocolate bar, chop it into smaller pieces on a cutting board with a kitchen knife.

  3. In a medium bowl combine whole grain spelt flour, baking soda and salt.

  4. Cube butter and place in a small saucepan. Heat on a low heat until completely melted then transfer to a heatproof bowl. Add muscovado sugar, egg yolk and vanilla extract and whisk until everything combined.

  5. Fold flour and stir with spatula or spoon until wet and dry ingredients are incorporated. Add walnuts and chocolate and stir again until combined.

  6. Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F) and line two baking trays with baking paper.

  7. Scoop the dough and form a balls of the size of walnuts. Place balls on prepared baking tray 2 - 3 cm apart. Flatten slightly each ball and top each one with 1 - 2 pieces of chocolate chip and chopped walnut. This is for nicer look of the cookies.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 8 - 9 minutes. The cookies will be still soft on the top while bottoms will be browned. Be sure not to overbake them.

  9. Allow cookies to cool on the baking tray for 2 - 3 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely. Cookies will crisp up as they cool.

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