Pumpkin Seed Whole Grain Spelt Cookies



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Whole grain spelt's natural sweet and nutty flavours don't just make those rustic cookies taste GOOD, it also helps you increase daily fiber intake. And the addition of protein and minerals-rich pumpkin seeds, also known as pepita, has added crunch and texture.
Recipe adapted from Ulrike Kraus -"Kekse und Gebäck rund ums Jahr"

  • 200 g Whole grain spelt flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 100 g Pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Vanilla bean
  • 40 g Brown sugar
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • 150 g Cold butter
  1. Sift the whole grain spelt flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Reserve 4 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds for garnishing and finely chop the rest.
  2. Slice the top outer layer of the vanilla pod in half lengthwise. Pull open the vanilla pod. Scrape out the seeds. Cut the butter into small pieces.
  3. Add chopped pumpkin seeds, vanilla seeds, brown sugar, 2 egg yolks and butter into the flour mixture. Combine all the ingredients into a ball. Wrap with a plastic film and chill for an hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 175C/350F. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Remove the dough from the fridge and place it between two sheets of baking paper.
  5. Roll out to a thickness of about 1/2 centimeter. Use a 5cm cookie cutter to mould out the rounds and place them on the prepared baking trays. Mix the remaining egg yolk with 1 teaspoon of water. Brush the cookies with the egg glaze and lightly press the pumpkin seeds on the surface. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown.



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88 comments:

Priya 10/9/11 12:46

Pretty looking delicious and healthy cookies..

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 10/9/11 12:54

Very tasty looking! Those cookies must be really enjoyable.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Veronica's Kitchen 10/9/11 13:49

I've heard about bread made from spelt flour. Would love to try this wholesome cookies if I can get hold of it.

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Yesim 10/9/11 14:02

I loved the cookies, and great presantation, loved photos soo much..

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Nisrine M. 10/9/11 14:04

These must be really healthy and they look amazing as well.

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Heavenly Housewife 10/9/11 14:14

I have never used spelt yet, but I plan on it. It seems to be one of the new food fashions. Beautiful cookies, very earthy looking.
*kisses* HH

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lena 10/9/11 15:14

this sounds wholesome delicious!! have to keep this recipe for future use. btw, i'm surprised when you mentioned that it's hard to get sweet potatoes over there. It's seasonal over there? we can get them all year round here.

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Eva 10/9/11 15:17

I'm wondering if Spelt is gluten free? They look really tasty.

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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 10/9/11 16:14

Your recipe always looks good and sound healthy.

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Pacheco Patty 10/9/11 16:15

I use spelt flour all the time now, it's so good! I love the pumpkin seeds and the cookie cutter shapes, so sweet and healthy, a perfect lunch box treat for this time of year;-)

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Mother Rimmy 10/9/11 16:17

I'll have to see where I could find some whole grain spelt - maybe in the natural foods section of our local grocery. I love how you arranged the pepitas on top!

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Barbara 10/9/11 16:23

I've never baked with spelt flour, Angie. Does it have a flavor like whole wheat flour? I do use that a lot. Love the pumpkin seeds in this recipe and the cookies look wholesome and nutty.

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Lora 10/9/11 16:43

These are just fabulous. Love the pumpkin seeds.

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Peggy 10/9/11 16:50

These cookies sound so good! I need to start baking more with spelt flour!

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girlichef 10/9/11 17:26

These cookies are so beautiful and I have everything to make them...I may just have to head into the kitchen and mix up a batch. YUM!

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Parsley Sage 10/9/11 17:46

Man, i need all the fiber I can stand :) These look like a great way to help me push the healthy yum!

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Lizzy 10/9/11 17:59

So beautiful and healthy! That means I can go back for a second handful, right?

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kitchen flavours 10/9/11 18:00

Your cookies looks wonderful, Angie! I need to start baking with spelt flour, been seeing a few in bloggerland lately!

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Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine 10/9/11 18:17

Lovely looking cookies, love those rustic looking feel in the pictures...

Cheers
Muskaan

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Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 10/9/11 18:31

Angie, these cookies look so good. Delicious cookies and beautiful shots!

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Kumi 10/9/11 18:47

I love how you arrange various objects when you take a picture of your delicious creations!

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Betty 10/9/11 21:15

A perfect tea-time treat! These I wouldn't feel bad about indulging in- love the pepitas and the spelt. :)

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Michele | Cooking At Home 10/9/11 22:27

What wonderful photos! These cookies sound delicious.

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Food Glorious Food! 10/9/11 23:52

They look so cute and yummy! bookmarked!

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Ann 11/9/11 00:39

Angie, these looks incredible! We love whole grain and nut filled cookies!

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Carolyn 11/9/11 00:59

I love what you do with spelt flour, Angie. Impressive. Such pretty cookies.

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Joy 11/9/11 02:29

The cookies look great.

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Pavithra 11/9/11 05:21

Wow the cookies looks great with the woody shots..lovely arrangements Angie. I am loving each and every shots.

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www.you-made-that.com 11/9/11 05:21

You sure know how to make someone want to eat your cookies, beautiful photos. Nice healthy cookies, I have to try them, I have eaten bread made with splet but not cookies. BTW thanks for stopping by my site today :)

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Jasna's kitchen creations 11/9/11 05:38

Another recipe to keep. Thanks Angie

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Vardhini 11/9/11 06:15

Lovely presentation. Cookies look awesome.

Vardhini
Event: Herbs and Flowers - Garlic

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Belinda @zomppa 11/9/11 06:35

Those are gorgeous - and healthy. Looks like the perfect "fall" cookie!

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Happy Cook / Finla 11/9/11 10:35

That is a beautiful and healthy cookie.

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b.wak 11/9/11 10:51

Well done. Love this.

Oh those pumpkins seeds...

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Val 11/9/11 11:01

wonderfully rustic and healthy, I'm eager to give these a try :-)

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Tobias @ T and Tea Cake 11/9/11 12:25

How great these are! Just right for the upcoming season! I also love your rustic presentation.

Cheers,
Tobias

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Rumana Rawat 11/9/11 13:32

Such a beautiful looking cookies:)

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Min 11/9/11 13:44

This looks healthy, I love this kind of nutty cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe, would like to bake this for my family too!

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Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 11/9/11 15:35

Absolutely gorgeous Angie. This is the most beautiful way to get more fiber in your diet that I've ever seen.
Sam

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Anncoo 11/9/11 16:25

I always like to come to see your beautiful pictures and yummy recipes :)
祝你中秋节快了!

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cookingvarieties 11/9/11 16:40

hi angie, these cookies look authentic and healthy to eat. great photography and settings- very artsy

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Rosita Vargas 11/9/11 19:11

Sabrosas y bellas galletas,se ven espectaculares,abrazos grandes.

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Ryan 11/9/11 23:57

Thanks for your visit to my blog! Your blog is beautiful- I love your photography and am enjoying looking through all of the yummy recipes. I look forward to following!

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Stevie 12/9/11 00:44

These cookies look so good! And to think that they're high-fiber, too. I really like the way that you placed the pumpkin seeds to make the flower designs. Really elegant.

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Vijitha 12/9/11 02:09

Tasty tasty cookies. Gorgeous clicks!

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Ashley@Bakerbynature 12/9/11 02:17

I am going to make these and ship them to my dear mum - she is obsessed with pumpkin seeds right now :) Thanks, Angie!

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Priscilla - She's Cookin' 12/9/11 05:04

Seeds = crunch = deliciousness, and they're good for you, too! I love this recipe, Angie and have been wanting to bake with spelt flour. Beautiful photos and styling :)

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Junia 12/9/11 05:31

i love the pumpkin seeds in these cookies! gives it that rustic fall flavor! :D

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Monet 12/9/11 05:47

I've been wanting to play with spelt flour. This looks like the perfect recipe to start with! Thank you for sharing another delicious treat. As always, your posts make me smile. I hope you have a blessed beginning to your week. Much love from Austin!

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Angie's Recipes 12/9/11 06:43

@Eva
Spelt contains gluten, so it is not suitable for a gluten-free diet.

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Sharmilee! :) 12/9/11 06:54

Healthy n flavourful cookies...looks so yumm

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simona 12/9/11 07:02

flavors of autumn in your cookies,lovely!:)

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Elaine 12/9/11 07:23

These look so pretty and so healthy. I have not used spelt flour before, but have been seeing a lot of recipes that list it as an ingredient. I definitely want to try it and think these cookies would be a great first recipe to try.

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Maris (In Good Taste) 12/9/11 08:36

I feel like a broken record telling everyone how much I love pumpkin...but I am saying it again. I love everything pumpkin!

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Márti 12/9/11 08:54

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Lisa H. 12/9/11 11:20

Its lovely Angie... to snack in the afternoon :D

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Jean | Delightful Repast 12/9/11 14:09

Lovely, Angie! I happen to have both the spelt flour and pumpkin seeds on hand, so I can actually make these today without having to shop.

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Raina 12/9/11 14:31

Perfect fall cookie...healthy and delicious:)

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CinnamonNChillies 12/9/11 14:52

Hello Angie! Thank you for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment. I just looove ur space. Glad to be ur FB fan :-)

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elisabeth@foodandthrift 12/9/11 15:06

Love your savory cookies... yet just the right sweetness. Those yummy pumpkins seeds are so cute in the cookies. Another unusual recipe from you, Angie. Love it, and love you:DDD

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aipi 12/9/11 15:14

Love your presentation n the cookies look super pretty n addictive!
USMasala

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Velva 12/9/11 16:16

This looks delicious. The photo styling for these cookies are really pretty.

Velva

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Foodin New England 12/9/11 16:46

I have never tried spelt flour......but you make these cookies look so good... pumpkin seeds.. so seasonal. :)

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Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 12/9/11 17:56

Wow these look wonderful! I bet they are tasty. Your photos are out of this world beautiful. You are obviously a very talented baker and photographer and food stylist! Awesome!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 12/9/11 18:19

I love pumpkin seeds...well, all seeds in fact :) These sound crunchy, delicious and so healthy!

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sweetcarolinescooking.com 12/9/11 20:35

Such a great presentation...I love the rustic look. That little pink basket is adorable. The cookies sound great too!

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briarrose 12/9/11 22:09

You always have such lovely flavor combinations. :) I wouldn't have thought to use the pumpkin seeds.

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Kelly 13/9/11 00:48

Angie, these cookies are wonderful and I just love the presentation. I'm a big fan of spelt!

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Tanvi@SinfullySpicy 13/9/11 01:33

These cookies dotted with pumpkin seeds looks delish- a perfect recipe to welcome fall.

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grace 13/9/11 01:43

what a unique batch of cookies! they sound tasty, and they're extra special because of that nifty design on top. :)

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peachkins 13/9/11 02:49

I'm lovin' the looks of those cookies...making those pumpkin seeds as flowers gives them an extra ooommpphh

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Sanjeeta kk 13/9/11 06:28

Such a healthy combo of seeds and wholegrain..the cookies look absolutely delicious, Angie!

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Jo 13/9/11 06:59

Never had spelt before but these cookies really look good. I love the use of pumpkin seeds in this as it's a rare seed to incorporate into a cookie recipe.

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kankana 13/9/11 08:27

I love pumpkin seeds. My mom used to sun dried these and make so many different dishes. These cookies are looking so gorgeous and healthy too!

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Geni 13/9/11 09:43

I think these are my favorite photos on your blog EVER. Your photos are always so beautiful but these are just over-the-top stunning! I have never used spelt, but I do need to give it a try.

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Solomon 13/9/11 09:48

Cookies spelt seeds & pumpkin seeds combo is amazing. I am gonna try this with pumpkin seeds for the first time. Eager to make this cookies.
-natural whey protein

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Choclette 13/9/11 11:28

These look great, especially the photo of the ones in the pail. I really like the sound of them too as I use spelt a lot in my baking and am always looking for an excuse to add pumpkin seeds to things - great recipe.

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Joanne 13/9/11 12:54

I made a spelt tart crust recently and loved it...I think I'm ready to branch out to cookies! these look great!

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FOODESSA 13/9/11 13:08

Every Fall, I stock up on pumpkin seeds in our lovely region of Quebec where seeds are a plenty. I really avoid the ones they usually sell in our stores from China (sorry) but they just aren't quite right.

Those cookies in that captures setting look scrumptious.

Have a great week Angie.

Ciao for now,
Claudia

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AK 13/9/11 15:22

so healthy and delicious!

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Claudia 13/9/11 15:34

Healthy and scrumptious (love anything with pumpkin seeds). The photos just beg to grab a cookie. Sigh. I tried.

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Elies_Lie 13/9/11 16:17

Somehow... even I haven't read the recipe, I already knew I'll love this!
All the ingredient : check - loved!
Tq for sharing the recipe Angie!
Good looking healthy cookies! Buzzed! ;)

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Megan 14/9/11 04:00

my dear - your cookies are too beautiful to eat. They are so lovely... like little treasures - very cool presentation - one of my favorites - hope you are well!

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PolaM 14/9/11 04:50

Love those cookies they look so good and wholesome!

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Magic of Spice 15/9/11 02:48

Wow! These are so beautiful and love the pumpkin seeds...just a fantastic cookie recipe Angie! Gorgeous photos as well :)

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Tabby Toys 26/9/11 04:32

That is one lovely cookie recipe for party giveaways or even for gifts for special occasions. Thanks for posting this one here. Are there any other options for toppings?

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Amanda 26/9/11 22:53

These look fabulous -- I love pumpkin seeds and am looking forward to getting some fresh ones next month!

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MissCakeBaker 10/10/11 14:17

These look amazing - beautiful photography too.

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