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Spelt Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This is one of my favourite spelt chocolate chunk cookie recipes! They are chewy and delightfully chocolatey. These cookies taste delicious and feel indulgent all while being made with healthier ingredients like coconut sugar and spelt flour. I know you’re going to love them!

If you make these cookies, take a photo for your instagram stories and tag me. (@christy.faber) I would love to see your creation!

Embodying Hospitality

Practicing hospitality has been difficult lately. We’ve passed the year mark of living in the realities of a global pandemic. We can’t invite people into our homes and sit down around the table together. So, we have to get creative.

I have so admired restaurants that have adapted and implemented innovative ideas on how to safely feed people this past year. It has inspired me to do the same.  I’m a believer that you can bring a spirit of hospitality with you wherever you go.  We can learn to embody hospitality and I think our children often lead the way.


Children Cross Social Barriers

Children effortlessly cross social barriers! You meet more neighbours than you ever thought possible when you have your children in tow. As we walk through the neighbourhood, my son (4 years old) will shout out to passersby,  “What do you feed your dog?” (lol what?) or “What are you doing today?” My two-year-old will flash a smile as he squeaks out a cheerful “hello!”

One particular house that we pass by every day on our walks has such a quirky and intriguing garden.

My eldest son always hops out of the stroller to take a closer look. In the front garden, realistic and adorable bunny figurines peek out from beneath the flowers. Poles topped with bright red birds with wings that spin like windmills stick out of the ground. Loads of colourful flowers and interesting statues, stones and figures catch a small boy’s attention. One day the owner of the house saw my son lingering in her front garden and she came outside to chat with us.

Sylvia has a delightful English accent which reminds my son of the Beatrix Potter stories he listens to on audiobook.  Together they wander around her garden as my son asks a million questions. I know Sylvia really loves visits from us. One day, while we were walking past her front window she came running out and said, “I was on the phone with my daughter but when I saw you I told her I’d have to call her back”.

My son has even been bold enough to go up and knock on her door when she doesn’t come out to visit right away. I probably wouldn’t have met Sylvia if it wasn’t for my children. This new relationship with our neighbour is the perfect way to extend some hospitality outside of our home. We’re planning to bring Sylvia a tin full of these delicious Spelt Chocolate Chunk cookies. I hope Sylvia enjoys the cookies but I know for sure she’s going to appreciate the cute little faces that drop them off.

Nutrition Notes

Why is spelt better for you?  

Spelt is an ancient grain that hasn’t undergone the level of hybridization of modern wheat. Spelt has higher amounts of protein and fibre and provides significant amounts of important nutrients like manganese, niacin, copper and phosphorus.  Some people who struggle to digest common wheat find spelt to be highly digestible. One reason for that could be that the gluten in spelt is water-soluble whereas the gluten in common wheat is not.

Is spelt flour gluten free? 

No, spelt is not a gluten-free flour. It is not suitable for individuals with Celiac disease. It may be tolerated by individuals with mild gluten intolerance because it contains less gluten than modern wheat. Spelt is considered to be easier to digest than modern wheat for most people.

Coconut sugar vs. white sugar 

Coconut sugar is rich in nutrients such as B vitamins, iron and zinc whereas refined white sugar is stripped of nutrients. Keep in mind, although coconut sugar is a superior choice, it is still sugar and should be used in moderation.

How to Make Spelt Chocolate Chunk Cookies

In a medium sized bowl, combine dry ingredients. Spelt flour, baking soda and sea salt. Mix well.

Gently melt butter in a saucepan on the stove.

Combine the melted butter and coconut sugar in a medium-sized bowl and whisk together.

Add one egg and two egg yolks one at a time and whisk until well combined.

Stir in vanilla extract.

Roughly chop the semi-sweet chocolate.

Set aside a small amount for topping the cookies before baking.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.

Stir in roughly chopped semi-sweet chocolate, except for the amount you reserved for topping the cookies.

Cover your bowl and chill the dough in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

Spoon mixing in oat flower to wet and dry ingredients for Spelt Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Spelt Chocolate Chunk Cookies are chewy and delightfully chocolatey. These cookies taste delicious and feel indulgent all while being made with healthier ingredients like coconut sugar and spelt flour.
Spoon mixing in chocolate chunk to wet and dry ingredients and peanut butter
Spelt Chocolate Chunk Cookies are chewy and delightfully chocolatey. These cookies taste delicious and feel indulgent all while being made with healthier ingredients like coconut sugar and spelt flour.

When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Roll cookie dough balls into 2-tbsp size portions. You can fit 6 cookies to a sheet as they will spread as they bake. 

Top each cookie dough ball with a few pieces of reserved chopped chocolate.

Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes.

Tap baking sheets lightly when the cookies come out of the oven to deflate the cookies slightly.

Sprinkle with flaky salt.


Let cool and enjoy! (Makes 12-14 cookies)


Spelt Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

Spelt Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This is one of my favourite cookie recipes! They are chewy and delightfully chocolatey. These cookies taste delicious and feel indulgent all while being made with healthier ingredients like coconut sugar and spelt flour. I know you’re going to love them!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Set in the fridge 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 14 cookies
Calories 123 kcal

Ingredients
  

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/2 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 oz semi-sweet baker's chocolate

Optional

  • Sprinkle of flaky sea salt after baking

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Gently melt butter in a saucepan on the stove.
  • Combine the melted butter and coconut sugar in a medium sized bowl and whisk together.
  • Add one egg and two egg yolks one at a time and whisk until well combined.
  • Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Roughly chop the semi-sweet chocolate.
  • Set aside a small amount for topping the cookies before baking.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  •  Stir in roughly chopped semi-sweet chocolate, except the amount you reserved for topping the cookies.
  • Cover your bowl and chill the dough in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  • When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Roll cookie dough balls into 2-tbsp size portions. You can fit 6 cookies to a sheet as they will spread as they bake.
  • Top each cookie dough ball with a few pieces of reserved chopped chocolate.
  • Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes.
  • Tap baking sheets lightly when the cookies come out of the oven to deflate them slightly.
  • Sprinkle with flaky salt.
  • Let cool and enjoy! (Makes 12-14 cookies)

Notes

Since these cookies need some time to sit in the fridge, this is a great dough to make a day ahead of time. 
These cookies bake at 375 degrees F. 
If you don’t have spelt flour or coconut sugar you can substitute for all-purpose flour and brown sugar. 
It is a good idea to buy small containers of baking soda because they should be replaced every 3 months. I write the date on the top when I open a brand new box. 
It is best to use room temperature eggs.  If your eggs are fresh out of the fridge,  I recommend warming them up to room temperature by putting them in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes. 
Keyword Chocolate cookies, healthy chocolate cookies, spelt flour
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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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