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Nut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

All week-long I have had cookies on the brain.  Then some of my favorite food bloggers started posting cookie recipes on their sites, which made me want them even more.  I decided enough was enough and whipped up my own lil’ recipe I like to call Nut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Why the generic nut butter label?  The reason behind this is that these two lovely packets of Justin’s Nut Butter that I found while cleaning out my pantry were the stars of the show.

JustinsNutButterAnd since there is no easy way to say Chocolate Hazelnut Vanilla Almond Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, I shortened it to Nut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  OK, it’s still a mouthful, but it works.

I’ll admit I was a little skeptical of mixing the chocolate hazelnut and vanilla almond nut butters together, but it actually worked!  The cookies had a nice, nutty flavor to them and of course the chocolate chips were just the cherry on top.  The best part is that it took 10 minutes to prep the cookies and then another 12 minutes in the oven.  Not too shabby if you ask me.

Nut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (makes roughly 8-10 cookies)


1 packet Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter

1 packet Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

2 eggs

2/3 c rolled oats

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2/3 c chocolate chips


Preheat your oven to 350F.  Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray or line a baking sheet with a silpat/parchment paper.

In a medium mixing bowl, mix oats, salt and baking soda.  In a smaller mixing bowl mix your nut butters and eggs.  Fold the wet mix into the dry ingredients and blend well.  Fold in your chocolate chips until the mixture is nice and sticky.

Gently spoon your dough onto the baking sheet and roll into small balls.  Place in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.

NutButterOatmealChocolateChipCookiesRemove from oven, let cool and enjoy.  These cookies definitely have a distinct nut butter flavor, so if you want them a little more “sweet”, I recommend adding some brown sugar.

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!