Spelt chocolate chip cookies


This morning was quite a utilities FAIL when my telephone company left me waiting for 4 hours at home, only to later inform me that no technician was actually going to arrive. Keep in mind that this is the third time in 2 weeks that I have sat at home for 4 hours with no technician showing up, and you will no doubt understand that I was rather frustrated. And grumpy. I decided, however, to “reclaim my mood” and head out for a walk in the sunshine. And, as always, it was the perfect cure. As was a second batch of chocolate chip cookies that found its way into my oven at some point during the day. The batch I made last week were…ok. Just a little too cake-like.  Instead, I wanted to find a version that had just the right amount of crunch factor, while still being a little chewy in the middle. And today seemed to be the perfect day to experiment in the kitchen.


For even if I don’t have a new phone line (or any indication of when said new phone line is likely to be installed) at least I have chocolate chip cookies to keep me buttered up. And, I am pleased to report, that with a few tweaks to the sugar / butter ratios, the soft cookies of last week went from this…

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To this!

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Crunchy on the outside and a little chewy on the inside…


Just the chocolate chip cookie texture I was looking for.


And just the type of cookie that makes it hard to stop at one Winking smile


Although I am not sure whether that is a good or bad thing…



Spelt choc chip cookies (makes 24-26)

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 90g brown sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 250g spelt flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 100g white chocolate chips
  • 100g milk chocolate chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C, and line two trays with baking paper.
  2. Cream the butter, sugars and vanilla until light and creamy. Add egg, and continue to beat until well combined
  3. Sift flour and baking powder together, then add to the butter / sugar mix, along with the chocolate chips. Stir until combined.
  4. Roll heaped teaspoons of the dough into balls, and place on the baking trays about 5cm apart (the cookies will spread while in the oven).
  5. Bake for 13 minutes or until golden brown (they will still be soft).
  6. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes on the trays, then move to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will become firmer / crunchier as they cool.

What about you? How do you deal with frustrating situations? Exercise and baking are definitely my “go to” solutions!

12 thoughts on “Spelt chocolate chip cookies

  1. There's another positive to not having a land line – no issues with fixing it 😉 Laughing, baking, eating, hugging are my favourite stress relievers!

  2. It would be karma if your waters broke when the technician finally came – that would freak them out!!!! Though that is probably not your ideal birth partner 🙂 Cookies look delish

  3. Lisa, I came across your blog a little while ago and have been following your story and beautiful cooking exploits. My husband and I have been going through a very similar "fertility story" and your blog gives me hope that our happy ending is just around the corner. My husband LOVES biking and I LOVE baking so your wonderful blog was such a treat for me to find. Thank you for your great posts and I wish you all the best in the coming days for a safe and speedy delivery of your precious baby girl.

    1. Hi Jean, thankyou for your lovely comment and thanks for stopping by my blog. Sending you and your husband a lot of happy vibes – fertility treatment is such an emotional thing to have to go through. Take care x

  4. My sisters and I always bake when we are upset and it helps keep our minds off things. Those cookies look good and I love how they cracked on the top. Always means a good crunchy outside to me 🙂 How frustrating about the phone company! The other day the cable company was outside of our home working on the lines and shut off our internet by accident. My husband ran out there to tell him and he didn't understand what he did wrong. If we hadn't talked to him right then, I'm sure it would have taken weeks to get someone to come back out to turn it back on. Ughhh.

  5. Mine didn't spread! I am sure it is because I didn't have castor sugar. Used coconut sugar instead. They still taste delicious though 🙂

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