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I love being able to enjoy a sweet treat from time to time and these spelt chocolate chip cookies never disappoint me. You will be surprised at how delicious whole grain spelt flour tastes in a cookie. 

6 chocolate chip cookies stacked on each other

Spelt chocolate chip cookies

The amazing secret to these chocolate chip cookies is that they’re made using whole grain spelt flour.  Spelt is an ancient grain. It has a different composition of gluten than regular flour and is easier to digest.

The whole grain spelt gives these cookies a rich, nutty flavor. It adds a completely different dimension of flavor to chocolate chip cookies. Whole grain spelt flour doesn’t taste the same as regular whole grain flour. There is no bitterness to the spelt flour, just a sweet nutty flavor.

Well, I will add a word of advice. You need to make sure you use fresh whole grain spelt. If whole grains are too old, the grain will become rancid and that will leave a bitter taste. So use fresh whole grain and store it in a cool dry place.

When I give these to people I don’t tell them they are made with whole grain spelt and I always get asked what it is that is so good about these cookies. People always seem to expect whole grains to taste dry and boring but these are really delicious.

raw cookie dough scooped onto a sheet pan

Scooping out cookie dough with a cookie scooper

What are the health benefits of Spelt?

Spelt is an excellent source of dietary fiber and is high in carbs. It offers you the health benefits of being easier to digest as well as small amounts of calcium, selenium, and vitamins B1, B6, and E.

Does whole wheat flour make cookies taste different?

Whole wheat flour does change the flavor profile of a cookie. Regular whole wheat has a tendency to taste slightly bitter to some people however, whole wheat spelt has a mild, sweet flavor. It really enriches the flavor of the cookie.

These are simply the best whole wheat flour chocolate chip cookies ever. And the whole wheat spelt flour makes them healthy and nutritious.

Are you ready to start making these healthy chocolate chip cookies? Well, I say they are healthy since I made them with whole grain spelt. You can decide how healthy the sugar makes them. ?

Just scroll down to the printable recipe card to make these whole wheat chocolate chip cookies. 

spelt chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack

Spelt chocolate chip cookies waiting to cool.

SOME OTHER RECIPES WE ARE SURE YOU WILL LOVE:

These whole grain oatmeal raisin spelt cookies are absolutely delicious and each cookie is under 120 calories. What a healthy snack that tastes like your cheating. 

These ancient grain apple breakfast cookies are packed full of apples and spices. We sweetened these cookies with coconut sugar and a touch of molasses which makes a well-rounded breakfast cookie. Give them a try!

Rosemary is a truly wonderful compliment to chocolate. You have got to try these sprouted spelt rosemary chocolate chunk cookies. They are a delightful surprise to the taste buds! 

This ancient grains apple cranberry granola is a super healthy take on granola. It has NO added fat and NO refined sugar so you can feel good about snacking on granola. 

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spelt chocolate chip cookies

Spelt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy, whole grain spelt blends deliciously well with chocolate chip cookies. The spelt adds a delicious sweet/nutty flavor and it is easier to digest than regular flour.
4.54 from 39 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 dozen cookies
Calories: 92kcal
Author: Dahn Boquist

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter 12 tablespoons
  • 1 cup brown sugar 210 grams
  • cup granulated sugar 67 grams
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 2-½ cups whole grain spelt flour 325 grams
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper paper (or spray it with non-stick spray. 
  • Place the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a medium bowl and beat it with an electric mixer until creamy. 
  • Add the eggs and the vanilla then continue to beat until it is well blended. Place the spelt flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl then whisk them together. Stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips. 
  • Scoop the cookie dough with a tablespoon or cookie scoop and drop into the baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 11 to 12 minutes 
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.

Notes

You can replace the brown sugar with coconut sugar for similar results. The brown sugar will make the cookies chewier than coconut sugar.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g

Dahn Boquist

Dahn is a retired nurse, recipe creator, home cook, baker, and self-proclaimed foodie. She loves creating in the kitchen and cooking for family and friends. She lives in Washington State with her husband and dog. When she isn't cooking or baking, you can usually find her spending time with her grandchildren or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Polly

Sunday 20th of August 2023

I made these this morning for a little gathering this afternoon. I had to cook them a little longer than it said, because they were still dough inside but they taste good. I'm excited to see how my guests respond when I tell them there's no wheat flour in them.

Dahn Boquist

Sunday 20th of August 2023

Wonderful, I hope you all enjoy them. Spelt is actually a type of wheat but it is a much healthier grain than the modern, over processed wheat that is so common today.

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