A few weeks ago the team from Lillie Belle Farms (remember when I met them at Expo West?) sent me some of their signature bean to bar chocolate bars and I knew I had to put them to good use. I was in the mood for some delicious cookies, and after a little bit of trial and error, the Spelt Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies were born.
One thing I should note about these spelt oatmeal chocolate chip cookies is that they aren’t very sweet, and have a heartier texture. The Perfect Illusion Bar from Lillie Belle Farms that I used is 65% dark chocolate with just cocoa powder and sugar, so it definitely has a stronger cocoa taste than anything. If you are looking for a slightly sweeter cookie then I recommend adding some brown sugar to this recipe, but if you are looking for a stronger cocoa taste, then these are the cookies for you!
Spelt Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup spelt flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 tablespoons egg whites (or 1 whole egg)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped Perfect Illusion Bar (or chocolate of your choice)
Preheat your oven to 350F. Melt your coconut oil either over low heat on the stove or in the microwave and set aside to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, mix your spelt flour, oats, baking soda, salt and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl mix your egg whites and coconut oil and fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Fold in the your chocolate and continue to mix well.
Using a spoon or a cookie scoop, place balls of dough on a greased baking sheet and place in the oven.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cookies begin to lightly brown. Remove cookies from oven and let cool.
These cookies taste the best on the day they are made, but they make a great treat the next day as well. Enjoy!