Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lunch Box Chronicles: Day Ninety-Three (For this Labor Day, Dessert First Please, Pure Decadence with a touch of Maine Style)

Recipe: Spelt Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) of butter - REAL BUTTER (let sit at room temperature)- no margarine no way no how
1 and 1/2 cups organic cane sugar (this stuff has sooo much flavor)
2 TBL pure molasses
1/2 teaspoon baking SODA (whoops, I said powder earlier)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon REAL VANILLA - no fake stuff here
1 and 1/2 cups VITA SPELT organic or nonorganic white spelt flour (I use organic)
1 cup VITA SPELT organic or nonorganic whole spelt flour (I use organic)
1/2 cup Trader Joe's Just Almond Meal
6 ounces, Ghiradelli semi sweet chocolate chips
6 ounces, Ghiradelli milk chocolate chips

Recipe: Chocolate Milk
Oakhurst 1% White Milk
Trader Joe's Organic Midnight Moo - Chocolate Syrup
Angela Adams Lulu rock.

Directions for cookies:

Preheat oven to 375F. In a large bowl, beat butter until smooth.  Add sugar and  molasses.  Keep beating until smooth, add in eggs and vanilla.  Keep mixing.  In separate smaller bowl, mix together spelt flours, baking soda and almond meal.    Beat flour mixture into butter mixture, slowly adding in the flour.  It is great to have kids doing this by hand because it gives them a work out.   Stir in chocolate pieces.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake in 375 oven for about 10 minutes.  Because these are spelt, they tend to flatten out.  Done when edges are slightly brown.  Transfer to a wire rack for cooling.   YUM!!

Directions for Chocolate Milk:
Pour milk in Angela Adams Lulu designer rock (that means glass in designer lingo).  Add in desired amount of chocolate syrup.  Stir.

Suggested serving:  Perfect project for bored 8 and 9 year olds on a beautiful Maine Labor Day Weekend:  Serve two cookies each to two mischievous girls with chocolate milk delicately poured in an Angela Adams Lulu rock.  And for a special treat, serve BEFORE lunch or dinner, AND THEN, send girls outside to play until lunch (Spelt Right Pizza) is ready.

1 comment:

  1. I see you've posted other Spelt Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes, varying the flour (mixed whole & white vs. white) and sometimes substituting Kahlua for vanilla. However, I am puzzled how the same recipe can have 1/2 cup of almond meal. I imagine the cookies are much denser?