Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Spelt Molasses Cookies...

I think these are now my favorite cookies! The butter- the honey- the hint of molasses- this cookie has a wonderfully rich and uniquely old-fashioned flavor. You will fall in love with the flavor of this cookie!
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 c honey
1/4 c black strap molasses
1/4 c cane sugar
1 1/2 t vanilla
2 1/2 c spelt flour
2 c rolled oats
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
2 c chopped walnuts
1 c raisins
1/2 to 3/4c unbleached flour*

Cream butter with honey, molasses, sugar, and vanilla.

Mix flour, oats, salt, soda, nuts, and raisins and add to butter-sugar mixture.

Drop by spoonfuls on lightly buttered baking sheet.

Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Allow to cool 1 to 2 minutes on baking sheet before removing with a spatula. Cool on racks for best results.

*If you like lace cookies, leave off unbl. flour; if you like a puffy cookie, add the unbl.flour.
I often will bake a small pan and adjust the unbleached flour to get the exact texture and density that I like. Either way- this is a delicious cookie!
Note: Joy made these as a cookie bar!
I will have to try this next time! ;-)

1 comment:

Joy said...

Yummy will try these for sure! Thanks for posting your recipes using spelt.
Where do you find all the recipes. I need to get some good grain cookbooks any suggestions?