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Spelt chocolate chip cookies with brown butter.
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Chocolate Chip Spelt Cookies with Browned Butter

You are going to love the flavor of these delicious spelt cookies! In this recipe I will show you how to make them with 100% whole spelt flour and a with a blend of spelt and all-purpose flour
Prep Time21 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chill time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown butter, brown sugar, eggs, granulated sugar, spelt, spelt flour
Servings: 20
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula

Ingredients

100% chocolate chip spelt cookies

  • 2 ½ cups spelt flour If you aren't using freshly ground flour, make sure to stir the flour a bit before measuring. Store-bought flour is always compacted and you will need to loosen it before measuring. Then use a spoon to scoop it into your measuring cup, and level with a knife.
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1- 1 ½ cups chocolate chips I love dark chocolate chips. You can also use chunks.
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts optional

Chocolate Chip Cookies Spelt Blend

  • 1 cup spelt flour If you aren't using freshly ground flour, make sure to stir the flour a bit before measuring. Store-bought flour is always compacted and you will need to loosen it before measuring. Then use a spoon to scoop it into your measuring cup, and level with a knife.
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1 ½ cups chocolate chips or chunks I love dark chocolate
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts optional

Instructions

  • The instructions are essentially the same for both recipes, so I will only write it up once. Make sure and read all the way through, and make sure to note, that the best results will come from chilling the dough for at least 12 hours.
  • Add your butter to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat. Once it starts to bubble, reduce the heat to low and continue to cook. Stir occasionally.
  • It will start to bubble then foam. Then it will start to turn a deeper golden brown and become fragrant. It will smell like toasted nuts. Once it has darkened slightly and smells good, remove it from the heat.
  • Pour the browned butter into a medium-sized bowl for mixing. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add your sugar to the butter and mix well. This will help to cool the butter. Then add in the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  • Next, add in the flour mixture. Mix to combine. Last, add in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Again, mix to combine.
  • Cover and let this sit overnight. Do not skip this step.
  • The dough will be hard the next day, so I like to pull it out and soften it slightly. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • I like to use the medium OXO scoop for these cookies. Scoop the dough and place it on the baking sheet. I baked about 10-12 of them at a time as they spread.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes. You want them to be just golden brown around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes on the pan, then transfer to the cooling rack. We love these hot, we love these cool, we love these any way we can get them!!

Notes

  1. There are a few things to note on this cookie recipe to ensure success right way.
  2. First, DO NOT SKIP the chill time. This gives the spelt flour time to hydrate and the cookies hold their shape so much better if you do.
  3. When you are making the cookie batter, after the eggs are added, do not overmix. What I mean by this is only mix ingredients until they are combined. No need to overdo it. That will result in a tough cookie.
  4. If you aren't using freshly ground flour, make sure to stir the flour a bit before measuring. Store-bought flour is always compacted and you will need to loosen it before measuring. Then use a spoon to scoop it into your measuring cup, and level with a knife.