All that and a bag of chips. Except, you know, without the chips.

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Is there anything a chocolate chip cookie can’t do? I didn’t think so.

I decided I needed to make these Vegetarian Times’ Chocolate Chip Spelt Cookies again, and thought I might as well post the downsized recipe here, for 2 big cookies (think store-bought size).

preheat oven to 375F. prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or Silpat. I actually used the toaster oven again and didn’t even coat the sheet with anything, it worked out fine.

3 T crunchy natural peanut butter
3 T pure maple syrup
1/4 t pure vanilla extract

whisk all these ingredients in a medium bowl.

1/4 cup + 1/2 T light spelt flour (spoon and level for the cup, scoop and level for the T)
1/8 t baking soda
pinch sea salt
2 T semisweet chocolate chips

whisk together in a small bowl, add to wet ingredients and stir until well combined.

separate dough into two, flatten it to about 1/2-inch thickness: the cookies will flatten down just a little bit while baking.

bake for 12-15 minutes, you want them to be golden brown and set. let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes. finish to cool on rack.

  • chloe says:

    can you substitute the maple syrup for anything else? agave? brown sugar? all i have is sugar-free syrup which i have a feeling will not work… thanks for the recipe, these look and sound fantastic!

  • Michelle says:

    the cookies look great! I like that you baked them in the toaster oven, I’ll have to remember that trick.

  • Celine says:

    no need to apologize, Silvia! your English is just perfect, so quit feeling bad about it. :)

    chloe: I have never tried these with anything other than maple syrup [well, I only made them twice after all!], but I think that if you were to use brown sugar, you’d have to up the liquid content a bit by maybe adding some soy milk in. agave nectar could work too although it has a tendency to have baked goods brown up a bit, so if you were to go that route, lower the temp to 350F and keep an eye on your goodies so that they don’t burn up.

    thanks Lisa! for finding me so that I could find YOU too. ha!

    baked potato with PB for b-fast, Ricki? I love that idea!

    thank you everyone for taking the time to leave little old me a comment!

  • I can’t thank you enough for reducing the recipes. I’m perpetually cooking for one and it’s such a pain in the tuchas to try to do the math myself :P
    seriously – this is an utter lifesaver! thanks again

  • Bonnie says:

    I love the background/surface the cookies are on, it looks pretty. And so do the cookies themselves! I am really tempted to try that recipe as it won’t leave me with a whole batch of cookies that I’ll probably end up eating all by myself, either.