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Einkorn Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Einkorn Chocolate Chip cookies are delicate cookies with crisp edges and soft centres. They are incredibly flavourful and have a sophisticated deep flavour from the espresso powder and brown sugar. These cookies are made with healthy einkorn flour. Have you heard of it before?

Einkorn flour has become more popular in the last few years. I’ve seen more and more recipe developers use it for both its great taste and its nutritional benefits. If you’re not familiar with Einkorn flour, it is an ancient grain that is known for its high nutritional content, easy digestibility and lower gluten content compared to modern wheat.

I will go more in depth about Einkorn flour and answer some common questions further down in this post. 

We delivered a batch of these cookies to an elderly neighbour who frequently brings toys for my sons that his grandchildren have outgrown. I’ve come to know our neighbour is at the door when I hear a knock knock knock right at 7:00 which is our kid’s bedtime.  He comes bearing several bags stuffed with toys and our kids are totally preoccupied with their new (to them) toys for several days.

It seemed like a good idea to send my boys down to his house with a batch of cookies as a way to say thank you. I thought this would  give my children a chance to feel the joy of giving rather than receiving.  But, the  jokes on me!  They returned with arm loads of toys and big smiles on their faces.

Frequently Asked Questions About Einkorn Flour

Where to Buy Einkorn flour

You can purchase Einkorn flour online on Amazon and it should also be available in most health food stores. If you can’t find it in your local health food store you could ask them if they are able to place a special order. Where I live in Canada, Einkorn is really picking up in popularity and is available at most specialty health stores. I purchase the brand “Anita” but “Jovial” also sells Einkorn flour.

What is Einkorn flour?

Einkorn flour is an ancient grain that hasn’t undergone the hybridization that modern wheat has. Einkorn flour is difficult to grow and as a result, is expensive but it is very nutrient-dense, highly digestible and has a moderate gluten content. Einkorn flour is increasing in popularity and because of that more and more farmers are venturing to grow it. Einkorn flour has a delicious nutty taste that compliments baked goods beautifully.  It has a higher protein content than white flour and doesn’t affect blood sugar as much as modern wheat varieties.

Is Einkorn flour gluten free?

Einkorn flour is not gluten-free. However, Einkorn has a very low gluten content compared to regular flour. Some individuals with minor gluten sensitivities find that they can tolerate Einkorn flour.

How to Make Einkorn Chocolate Chip Cookies

Combine flour, baking soda, espresso powder and salt in a small bowl and whisk well. In a medium-sized bowl, cream together softened butter and brown sugar with a handheld mixer for several minutes until the butter and sugar mixture has turned lighter in colour and is smooth and fluffy looking.

Incorporate one room temperature egg, one egg yolk and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.

Roughly chop 5 oz of semi sweet bakers chocolate. Set aside approximately 1 oz of the chocolate to use to top the cookie dough balls. Stir in 4 oz of the baker’s chocolate to the dough and set the dough in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour or till next day.

When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Prepare two cookie sheets with parchment.  Roll cookie dough into balls using approximately 1 ½ tbsp of dough. Top the dough with 3-4 small pieces of your reserved chopped chocolate and bake for 8-10 minutes. 

(If you rolled your cookies into slightly larger balls, they will need to bake 10-12 minutes). When the cookies look almost set in the middle,  remove them from the oven. Sprinkle with flaky salt if desired.

Tips for Making Einkorn Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Make these cookies ahead of when you want to bake them as they require time in the fridge for the dough to be ready for rolling into balls.
  • If you don’t typically purchase espresso powder and you’re not sure what brand to buy, I purchased Nescafe Gold Espresso Original.
  • I have a tip if you forgot to take your eggs out of the fridge ahead of time! Fill a bowl with very warm water and place the eggs in the bowl for 5-10 minutes to bring them up to room temperature quickly. 
  • For the best cookies, it’s important to purchase high quality chocolate and real vanilla extract if you can budget for it. It really is worth it! The people you’re baking for deserve it.
  • Note that the oven temperature is 375 F for these cookies instead of the typical 350

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Einkorn Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Einkorn Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Einkorn Chocolate Chip cookies are delicate cookies with crisp edges and soft centres. They are incredibly flavourful and have a sophisticated deep flavour from the espresso powder and brown sugar. These cookies are made with healthy einkorn flour.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill cookies 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 14 cookies
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients
  

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup einkorn flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • 1 tsp espresso powder

Wet Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 oz chopped semi sweet chocolate or 1 cup chocolate chips

To Top The Cookies

  • sprinkle of flaky salt to top

Instructions
 

  • Combine flour, baking soda, espresso powder and salt in a small bowl and whisk well.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, cream together softened butter and brown sugar with a handheld mixer for several minutes until the butter and sugar mixture has turned lighter in colour and is smooth and fluffy looking.
  • Incorporate one room temperature egg, one egg yolk and vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  •  Roughly chop 5 oz of semi sweet bakers chocolate. Set aside approximately 1 oz of the chocolate to use to top the cookie dough balls. Stir in 4 oz of the baker's chocolate to the dough and set the dough in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour or till next day.
  • When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Prepare two cookie sheets with parchment.
  • Roll cookie dough into balls using approximately 1 ½ tbsp of dough. Top the dough with 3-4 small pieces of your reserved chopped chocolate.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.  (If you rolled your cookies into slightly larger balls, they will need to bake 10-12 minutes). When the cookies look almost set in the middle,  remove them from the oven. Sprinkle with flaky salt if desired.

Notes

-Make these cookies ahead of when you want to bake them as they require time in the fridge for the dough to be ready for rolling into balls.
-Note that the oven temperature is 375 F for these cookies instead of the typical 350
Keyword Chocolate, Chocolate cookies, einkorn flour, healthy cookies

‘Til next time,

Christy

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Hi! I’m Christy, a happy wife and mother to three boys, a nutritionist, a food lover and a Canadian. Creating and experimenting in the kitchen is my idea of an afternoon well spent. To me, a clean kitchen is an empty canvas of possibility and that means my kitchen never stays clean for long. My dream is that one or more of the recipes I share here will inspire you, perhaps even becoming a cherished family favourite.

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  • Amber Reesor

    These sound so tasty! I’ve never tried einkorn flour, but you sold me with the slight nutty flavor. If I can track down some einkorn flour, I’m definitely going to give this recipe a try.

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