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Spelt Oat Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Author: Katie Shmelinski
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hr & 20 minutes (including dough chilling time)
  • Yield: 12 Cookies
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Bake

Description

This is my favourite cookie recipe! It is the perfect cookie that is soft in the inside with a nice crunch on the outside.  It is 100% whole grain and you will never be able to tell.  Once you try it, it will become your next go-to cookie recipe.


Ingredients

  • 7 TBS Butter (or 1/4 cup + 3 TBS)
  • 7 TBS Natural Peanut Butter (or 1/4 cup + 3 TBS) *Can also use regular peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar (or white sugar)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 TBS coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Spelt flour
  • 1 cup quick oats (or rolled)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add your butter, peanut butter, and both sugars to your mixer (or use your hand mixer.).  Turn the mixer on to low-medium and let the sugar and butter blend together to get fluffy for about 3 minutes.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl if needed.
  2. Add your eggs one at a time and mix until completely combined.
  3. Combine your spelt flour, oats, baking soda, and salt to a mixing bowl and use a whisk to combine.
  4. Add your dry ingredients to your butter/sugar/egg mixture and start the mixer again to combine.  This won’t take long and you don’t want to over mix it! This should only take 15-30 seconds.
  5. Take the finished cookie batter and transfer it to a mixing bowl (I use the one I used for my dry ingredients) and then add your chocolate chips and use a spatula to mix them in.
  6. Cover the bowl well and place into the fridge for AT LEAST 1 hour.  A few hours is optimal.  I often make the batter the night before and bake the next day!
  7. Once the batter is chilled, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  8. Roll the dough into 12 equal balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  I usually use two pans or two batches.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.  The middles will look a little bit soft in the middle but they will set as they cool!
  10. Leave the cookies to cool on the pan for at least 10 minutes.
  11. ENJOY!

Notes

  • If you make the cookies into different sizes, either smaller or bigger (then the original 12 cookies) then you will have to alter the cooking time by a few minutes. Just keep a close eye!
  • If you make bigger cookies they will need a few extra minutes and if you make smaller cookies they will need a couple less minutes.
  • I have made this recipe with Almond Butter and it works great as well.

Keywords: Spelt Cookies, Spelt, Oats, Whole Grain, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies