Spelt Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jan 11, 2013 by

Cookies are a wonderful treat. Some cookies, take a little time to prepare and others can be made on a whim if you have the right ingredients on hand. I really have to be in the mood to make the type of cookie that takes up time in the kitchen. These cookies? Nothing short of brilliant. I came across it some time ago but wasn’t into making cookies yet. I’m glad I saved it and I am definitely glad that I made them.

I found the recipe for Cream Cheese Cookies and wanted to make it as is. No adapting. I wanted to know what the original cookie tasted like. And I almost succeed.

I have been buying a variety of flours, all with the intention of experimenting and finding alternatives to regular flour. There are so many flours that have wonderful nutritional value. The one I have used the most in the past, is Quinoa flour. For this cookie, I chose to use Spelt flour. I didn’t plan to. My hand just steered to the right of the all-purpose flour. Sometimes in life, you just have to take chances.

 

Spelt Cream Cheese Chocolate Cheese Cookies

Spelt Cream Cheese Chocolate Cheese Cookies

 

Spelt Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe Type: Cookie
Author: Lyn, adapted from Food52
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 32 mins
A delightful cookie made with spelt flour, cream cheese and mini chocolate chips
Ingredients
  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter
  • 4oz Light Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1 Cup Spelt Flour
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 4 Tbsp Mini Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a mixing bowl, add butter, cream cheese and sugar. Cream until light and fluffy.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Add to the cream cheese mixture and mix until just combined
  4. Using a cookie scoop, add batter to parchment lined cookie trays, leaving about an inch and a half between them.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes until the edges are browned and be careful not to over-bake
  6. Remove from oven and leave on the tray for about 3 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
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The chocolate chips didn’t actually make it into the batter until half way through. The first batch was so wonderfully fragrant but I wondered  what I could add that would go nicely with these cookies. I added a few mini chocolate chips. The  regular chocolate chips seemed too large for these delicate cookies.

 

Spelt Cream Cheese Cookies

Spelt Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

I’m not sure how many cookies were taken from this rack while I wasn’t looking. Sticky fingers around here. I don’t blame them.

 

Spelt Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spelt Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

I liked how delicate and dainty these cookies looked. I’m sure they’d make an excellent gift or even a quick treat if company popped by.

 

Spelt Cream Cheese Cookies-5

Spelt Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

These cookies are absolutely delightful. With or without the chocolate chips, you’ll absolutely LOVE them. A definite keeper.

~Lyn

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. You rebel you.

    Love these, so awesome!
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  2. I’m craving sweets like crazy today, and you just killed with these yummy cookies :)
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  3. Lyn, as always I learn something new every day from your blog. I have never heard about Spelt Flour before. On Wednesday in Mega Mart, I saw some other flours there that I never heard about as well, including Quinoa flour which I intend to buy on my next visit! This recipe looks great. Question. I noecitice you didn’t use baking sheets/wax paper for these cookies. How are they placed on the grill??? Sorry, my question may seem stupid, but for a novice and amateur like me, I’m just asking :) … also, I may use white chocolate chips when I try this recipe. Love it bestie! TLP rocks!!!
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    • Spelt is a cousin of wholewheat. It is high in nutrients and can be consumed by people with a low tolerance to gluten. Its not totally gluten free but is easier to digest for those with gluten sensitivities. You know how much I love variety :-) I actually did use parchment paper to bake the cookies, what you’re seeing here is the cooling racks. I bake on the parchment and then transfer to the cooling rack. Standard procedure in cookie making. Whatever I learn, I will teach you. I’m no expert on cookies but in time, I will be! Practice makes something pretty close to perfection~ lol~ *hugs*
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  4. Liz

    I don’t like eating white flour in my breads, so I think I need to start experimenting with my cookies, too! Good to know the spelt flour worked so well. Wonder if my family would notice??? These sound excellent!
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  5. They look like they are super moist, and oh my delicious! I have worked with spelt before, and really love it! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra
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  6. Cream cheese cookies sound interesting! I love recipes that are easy to prepare :) And they look really irresistible.
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