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Loaded Oatmeal Spelt Cookies

Nicoletta December 3, 2020

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Loaded Oatmeal Spelt Cookies. If you are like me and like a good oatmeal cookie, then this is the recipe for you. They are made with spelt flour and loaded with unsweetened coconut, chocolate chips, nuts, and currants. Totally customizable and so delicious, you can choose which type of chocolate to use, what kind of nuts, whether or not to omit currants, or use raisins instead. Have them at breakfast, snack and why not, dessert.

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Here’s a cookie that has it all, indulgence, richness in flavor, great texture, and also wholesomeness. Moreover, it is quite easy and straightforward to make by hand or with the help of a stand mixer. What’s not to love?


 

Cookies!

Whenever I fill the cookie tin we have on the kitchen island I know that I make somebody very happy. In reality, I do not bake cookies very often, and when I do, they are usually a mix of decadence and heartiness. These Loaded Oatmeal Spelt Cookies have a little bit of both. They ended up in our cookie tin and got delivered to family and neighbors.

Loaded oatmeal cookies

Ingredients

Let’s have a look at some of the ingredients. Please, find the full list in the recipe card.

  • Spelt flour – I really love to bake with this ancient grain; although not gluten-free, it is renowned to be easier to tolerate even to those with mild gluten intolerance. Here, I am using a light spelt flour. Replace it with all-purpose flour, if you like.
  • Rolled oats – we always have a jar full of this whole-grain food to have in the morning as oatmeal, to make baked oatmeal muffins, and pancakes. Compared to steel-cut oats they have a milder flavor, and cook faster. We never buy quick oats.
  • Butter – we buy organic butter, unsalted, and you want to have it at room temperature for at least 1 hour before using it.
  • Cane sugar –  or any type of sugar; we prefer to buy organic raw cane sugar, or to use coconut sugar. Also, you could use a combination of brown sugar and cane sugar.

The add-ons

  • Chocolate chips – white, milk, semi-sweet, dark, or a combination. I used a mix of (very few) white and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Chunks would work, too.
  • Unsweetened coconut – I like to use shredded coconut (coco rapé).
  • Raisins or currants – in these cookies I used currants because I ran out of raisins, but both work well. You can omit if you dislike both.
  • Nuts – really, any nut would work in these cookies: walnuts, macadamias, pecans, hazelnuts. I used a mix of walnuts and macadamias. Omit for nut-free cookies.

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Preparation

  1. First, in a medium bowl sift the flour with the baking soda, baking powder, and a pinch of salt, then add the rolled oats.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  3. Then, in the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a bowl with a handheld mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add the egg, and mix well.
  4. Next, beating on slow, gradually add the sifted flour mixture, the chocolate chips, shredded coconut, currants or raisins, and chopped nuts.
  5. After, scoop a heaping tablespoon of the cookie batter and place it onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving some space among the cookies (roughly 2 inches). Bake them in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until lightly golden.
  6.  Lastly, take them out of the oven, leave the baked cookies on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes, then with a fish spatula lift and place on a rack to cool completely.

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Cookies and Milk, anybody?

Although I like to eat cookies on their own, sometimes accompanied by a cup of tea or coffee, somebody here likes his cookies and milk very much. Certainly, these Loaded Oatmeal Spelt Cookies did not disappoint, the diverse textures and flavors work so well together to give a wonderful cookie experience. 

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Definitely, if you like oatmeal cookies, here are a few more ideas:

Happy baking!

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Loaded Oatmeal Spelt Cookies

  • Author: Nicoletta
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking

Description

If you like a good oatmeal cookie, then this is the recipe for you. They are made with spelt flour and loaded with unsweetened coconut, chocolate chips, nuts, and currants. Totally customizable and so delicious, you can choose which type of chocolate to use, what kind of nuts, whether or not to omit currants, or use raisins instead. Have them at breakfast, snack and why not, dessert.


Ingredients

  • 150 g light spelt  flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g rolled oats
  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 100 g cane sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 80 g chocolate chips (any kind: dark, semi-sweet, white, milk)
  • 50 g unsweetened coconut
  • 50 g raisins or currants
  • 60 g nuts, chopped (walnuts, macadamias, pecans, or a mix)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl sift the flour with the baking soda, baking powder, and pinch of salt. Add the rolled oats.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a bowl with a handheld mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla.
  4. Add the egg, mixing until smooth.
  5. Beating on slow, gradually add the sifted flour mixture, then the chocolate chips, shredded coconut, currants or raisins, and nuts.
  6. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of the cookie batter and place it onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving some space among the cookies (roughly 2 inches).
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until lightly golden.
  8.  Take out of the oven, leave the baked cookies on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes, then with a fish spatula lift and place on a rack to cool completely.

Notes

You can use all-purpose flour if you do not have spelt flour. You can choose currants or raisins or omit. You can use any nut you want or omit. You can use a mix of chocolate chips for a diverse flavor or use chocolate chunks.

The cookies keep well in an airtight container for 4-5 days then tend to harden but are still good. They also freeze well, and you can double the recipe without a problem.

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11 Comments

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    Reply Amy December 15, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    I love that this recipe is so versatile not to mention delish! Thanks for sharing.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta December 16, 2020 at 10:06 am

      Thanks, it is delicious and yes, customizable to what you like.

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    Reply JustineCelina December 16, 2020 at 11:12 am

    These look absolutely divine, guys! Delicious quality ingredients and a simple recipe — my favourite kind of cookie!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta December 16, 2020 at 11:16 am

      Thank you! I just can’t have cookies that are too sweet and rich. These are a good compromise of delicious and healthy.

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    Reply NANCY December 16, 2020 at 11:49 am

    love healthy options with cookies! i don’t feel too guilty eating more than one!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta December 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

      That’s what I like about them, they are still cookies, but a little healthier 🙂 . Thanks!

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    Reply Colleen December 16, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    These cookies are an elevated oatmeal cookie. I love all the ingredients and how simple they are to make. Great recipe!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta December 17, 2020 at 9:01 am

      Thank you! We loved them! All the flavors are great together.

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    Reply Shailaja December 17, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Love these cookies especially since you have used Spelt flour. We love spelt in our bakes too..Wonderful share Nicoletta & Loretto

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    Reply Julia Pinney December 18, 2020 at 3:12 am

    I never think to use spelt and I don’t know why. I love the flavour combination in these cookies, you just can’t go wrong!

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    Reply Kristen December 19, 2020 at 9:02 am

    We always have oatmeal cookies on the go at our house so I will be adding these to the list. Love the addition of nuts and the use of spelt flour.

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