Hands up (or hands down depending what time of girl you are!) the best cookies I have had in a long time!
My neighbour brought over some freshly made cookies and the recipe. I love this as you get to see and taste the finished product, plus see how it was made.
Chocolate Chip Seed Cookies
(From Betty/Lizzie, my tea drinking neighbour)
These are big and yummy and freeze well, if they last that long!
Back at 350 degrees for 15 minutes (mine were smaller and only took about 12 minutes)
1 1/2 cups of butter
2 cups brown sugar
then add 2 cups of cold water
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour (I used 2 1/2 cups of spelt flour)
1/2 tsp soda
3 cups chocolate chips
1 cup raisins
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup sunflower seeds
5 cups quick oats
*You can also add sesame seeds/millet/poppy/flax seeds or whatever you wish.
This is a stiff dough that needs good mixing and makes lots of cookies. Some people make them large. I don’t… plop them on the cookie sheets… you can flatten them, but I don’t.
Thanks neighbour. I have made them twice in the last week to share with people. YUM!
In my last post, I confessed my eating/bowel issues. This journey six years ago, led me to spelt flour.
I LOVE this nutty grain.
To go along with my limited sugar goal for 2013, our family is trying to reduce the packaging we use. So instead of buying packages of products, I am trying to make/bake more things.
Last week, I found an incredible spelt scone recipe from an Australian website. We loved them so much that I had to make them again today.
The only ingredients are: spelt, baking powder, salt, butter and milk (I use rice milk).
This is hard to explain, but the most amazing thing about the recipe is when you add the butter to the dry ingredients with your hands. This was like running your hands through teeny tiny fluffy pillows with a hint of bubble bath bubbles.
AND my boys loved eating the train shaped scones I made.
I think this is going to be my go to recipe whenever I feel sad/bad/grumpy. Good for my spirit and my body!
Here is the recipe:
2 cups organic white spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
200ml organic milk
Mix organic white spelt flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add the butter and mix with your fingers. Pour in the milk and mix with a spoon. Tip the mixture onto a well floured surface and mix until smooth. Roll out the dough or press with your hands to make it about 2cm thick. Cut out 5cm circles. Place the cut-out scones on a lined baking tray. Cook in 225oC oven for 10 minutes. Serve with your favourite jam (or our favourite SuperJam) and maybe some cream. Makes 10-12 scones.
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