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


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.

  • Shayna says:

    I am starting do you your trick of minimizing the recipe so that I only get 3 or 4 cookies out of it so I don’t go insane on the cookie front. Great idea. These chocolate chip cookies look awesome and in spelt too! And no refined sugars! Brilliant. And I just can’t think of anything to say about the carob pumpkin muffins other than NOMNOMNOMNOM. Great job as usual Celine!

  • Maggie says:

    I make small batches of cookies all the time but I’ve never cut down a recipe to just 2! They sound really good, I’m going to try them with crunchy sunbutter (sunflower seed butter).

  • chloe says:

    thanks for the promt response! im not sure how much brown sugar to use, so maybe i will try with agave.

    also, is there a different result using all-purpose flour instead of spelt?

  • Celine says:

    well, usually it’s customary to use a touch less all purpose flour than spelt. from 2 T-1/4 cup less. but maybe it’d be wiser to go for a whole different kind of cookie, chloe, since you have to make so many changes to the recipe anyway?

  • Erin says:

    I shouldn’t be looking here while hungry.

    I wonder if work will pay me to go home, so I can bake these?