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Spelt Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

lilliebellefarmschocolateOne 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 pinSpelt 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.

spelt oatmeal chocolate chip cookies These cookies taste the best on the day they are made, but they make a great treat the next day as well.  Enjoy!



Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Per usual, the holiday season is rapidly approaching and I once again find myself unprepared.  Gifts still need to be purchased, the tree needs to be decorated and holiday goodies need to be baked.  Between a trip up to San Francisco/Napa (more on that soon) and a busy work schedule, there hasn’t been much time for holiday cheer.

For my first holiday baking venture this season, I decided to go with one of my favorite recipes – Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies.  These cookies are made with white and semi-sweet chocolate chips, and are loaded with other good things like oats and butter.  They aren’t quite as decadent as other holiday treats, but they are the perfect cookie to get me in the holiday baking mood.  Plus, they taste pretty amazing with a cup of Trader Joe’s candy cane green tea.

These cookies come together in a flash so if you need to bring a dessert to a holiday party or potluck, may I recommend these little oatmeal gems?

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (adapted from this recipe)

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  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup regular oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. Combine your dry ingredients in a large bowl – flour, oats baking soda, and salt and blend well.  Add butter, vanilla and egg into the bowl and continue to mix well.  You can use a stand mixer or just mix well by hand.  Slowly fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Drop dough onto a baking sheet greased with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes depending on how warm your oven runs.  Let cookie cool for 1 minute, then place on a wire rack or plate and enjoy!

*Makes 2 dozen cookies depending on how big you make your spoonfuls