Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Spelt Heath-bar Cookies

There are some moments that make being a Mom worth it! 

I hope you all are having a wonderful Valentine's day. Today I'm excited to share with you a wonderful recipe that I love. These cookies really show off the flavor of spelt flour. I can't even describe the taste to you - they are just so satisfying. I made a batch the other day for a family camp out we had. The boys don't usually get to eat in the living room so it was fun to set up our blankets, eat spelt cookies and pretend like we were camping. I admit that I didn't last the entire night - not even until 10 p.m.! But we had fun!


Spelt Heath-bar Cookies
Printable Recipe

INGREDIENTS:
1 Cup butter, softened
3 to 3-1/2 C. Spelt Flour* (Freshly ground is best)
1 Cup packed brown sugar
1/2 Cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 8-oz. pkg. Heath-bar toffee pieces (or you could substitute a pkg. of chocolate chips if you wanted)
1/2 Cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts), optional


DIRECTIONS:
In a mixing bowl, beat softened butter with an electric beater on medium high speed for 20 seconds. Add about half the flour, the brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, vanilla, and baking soda. Beat mixture until thoroughly combined. Beat in the remaining flour (start with 3 cups*). Stir in heath-bar pieces and if desired, nuts.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2" apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 F oven for about 9 minutes (if you like them chewy like me). Cool on the pan for a few minutes. Then remove to wire rack.

*Note: The best way to tell how much flour you need is to follow a trick I learned from chef brad. Add flour until you think it is enough and then cook one cookie on the pan. If it spreads out too flat after it is cooked, that means you need to add flour. If it's hard like a hockey puck, that means you added too much. If it spreads out just enough, then you have just enough! It's a great way to test your cookies without ruining a whole batch!

Recipe Source: healthyfamilycookin.blogspot.com

3 comments:

Sugarr2518 said...

I love Health bars and I think these cookies would be delicious! I'm pinning this. I think my hubby would love these.

Becolorful said...

So glad you shared this on BeColorful because I had never even heard of Spelt flour. I had to google it. See? You have opened up a whole new world for me. :D The cookies look delish. Can't wait to give them a whirl.
pam

Six Sisters said...

Thanks for joining us on our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you come back next Saturday. We would love to have you share more wonderful recipes! -The Sisters

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