Every time I see my mum she asks me to make her my peanut cookies. I love that she loves them, but also, it’s a little boring. REALLY?? OUT OF EVERYTHING I EVER MAKE? THOSE AGAIN? Please excuse the shouting. I tentatively decided to mix it up a little, but keep it in the same vein, so I created these All Nut Spelt cookies, incorporating different nuts, spreads and flour, hopefully it will still keep her happy… I’ve only just given them to her…so here goes…!
Ingredients for All Nut Spelt Cookies
190g spelt flour
50g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp fine salt
120g caster sugar
120g butter (unsalted)
200g nut spread (I used 170g peanut butter and 30g cashew nut spread)
2 medium eggs (room temperature)
100g mixed, roughly chopped nuts
2 tsp rock salt
makes about 20 cookies
2-3 greased/lined baking sheets
preheat oven to 180oC
1) In a medium bowl mix together the spelt flour, plain flour, baking powder, bi carb and fine salt with a wooden spoon. Once mixed well, set aside.
2) In a large bowl whisk together the caster sugar and unsalted butter on a medium-high speed until slightly lighter in colour. Next add the nut butter/s and whisk again, followed by the eggs, one at a time. Make sure it is all well incorporated.
3) Fold half of the flour mixture into the large bowl with a wooden spoon. Be careful not to over mix, but enough so that it just starts to come together, then do the same with the remaining flour. Once done, pour in about 75g of the mixed nuts and fold again until they have evenly dispersed.
4) Make ping pong sized balls of the batter by rolling it in-between the palm of your hands. Place on the baking sheet and flatten slightly with the back of a fork. These cookies spread a bit, so leave enough room for them to do so. Once you have used up all the batter, press the remaining nuts lightly on top of the cookies as well as sprinkling the rock salt on top.
5) Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-14 mins, they are done when they begin to brown around the edges. Leave to cool on the tray and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.