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.

  • elizabeth says:


    What makes chocolate and choc. chips vegan? I looked at two bags of Whole Foods brand of chocolate chips and the specified “vegan” seem to have the same ingredients. Cocoa butter is from the cocoa? I know some semi-sweet chocolate has milk added.

  • Celine says:

    I don’t really understand your question, elizabeth: it seems you already know the answer to it, from what I read in your comment. indeed, there can be milk or butterfat added to chocolate chips, which makes them be not vegan. cocoa butter on the other hand is definitely vegan.

  • I have three favorite desserts in the entire world. One of them is the giant peanut butter cookie from the Chicago Diner. So, I just made these spelt cookies… And they taste JUST LIKE my beloved Chicago Diner cookie, only your version is even better because it has chocolate chips too.
    So basically I am in love with these cookies; they are perfect in every way and everyone should make them now. I even used the downsized recipe so there would be just two huge cookies, one for me and one for my sister. (Except I made one cookie significantly larger — mine, hehe!)

  • Celine says:

    I love the way you think, Ruby, and I’m so happy that you found a match for your favorite cookie in the world!

  • Kelly says:

    I’m baking those cookies tomorrow. I whipped up the dough tonight and cannot wait to try the final product.