Spelt Chocolate Cookies with Cranberry Butter Icing

March 31, 2014

Spelt Chocolate CookiesThese could also be called whoopie pies or cookie sandwiches. The tartness of the cranberries is perfect to cut through the sugar and rich chocolate and makes for a killer combination. I rehydrated the cranberries in butter for a few minutes, then drained and chopped them. In summer you might swap the icing for any seasonal berry ice cream. Enjoy with coffee or milk.

Spelt Chocolate Cookies

• 1/2 cup butter, softened
• 2/3 cup brown sugar
• 1/4 cup quality cocoa powder
• 1 egg
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 cup spelt flour
• 1/3 cup white flour
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• pinch sea salt

Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
In a bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, cocoa, egg, and vanilla.
In another bowl, mix the flours, soda and salt.
Gradually add to the first mixture until combined.
Split the dough in 12 chunks and roll into balls.
Bake on parchment for 8-10 minutes.
Leave to cool on cookie rack.

Cranberry Butter Icing

• 1/4 cup butter, softened
• 1/2 cup icing sugar
• 1 tablespoon heavy cream or yogurt
• few cranberries, cooked and chopped

In a bowl mix together the butter and sugar.
Gradually add the cream and mix well.
Stir in the cranberries.
If too soft, put in the fridge for a few minutes.
Scoop a spoonful of the icing between two cookies. Repeat. Enjoy!


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sue/the view from great island April 1, 2014 at 10:31 am

I’ve never used spelt flour, I guess it’s time I got with the program, these look amazing. The flavor combination of cranberry and chocolate is so creative!


Lavender April 1, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Very interesting recipe, it looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it.


Karista April 1, 2014 at 5:33 pm

I’ve only used spelt flour for scones. Love this recipe and it’s definitely going on my “to make” list!


Judit & Corina |Wine Dine Daily April 4, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Looks so decadent! We are in love with your Cranberry Butter Icing 🙂


Lokness @ The Missing Lokness April 17, 2014 at 2:23 pm

So beautiful! Whoopie pies are awesome, but with a cranberry butter icing? That sounds even better! Pinned!


Susie Stenmark April 17, 2014 at 11:40 pm

The chocolate/cranberry combo sounds delicious – it would also be good with raspberries. I’m going to make these over the Easter weekend! Thank you for the recipe!


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