Chocolate Spelt Crinkle Cookies

These wonderfully crinkled black and white cookies have a very brownie-like texture and a stunning high-contrast appearance. They are so easy to bake and taste so good!

  • 165 g Spelt flour #630
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 180 g Dark chocolate mocha beans
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 2 Eggs, at room temperature
  • 100 g Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 40 g Icing sugar, sifted
  1. Preheat the oven to 165C/330F. Line two baking trays with paper. Whisk the spelt flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Melt the Mocha chocolate beans and butter in a bowl over a small pan of simmering water until smooth. Cool slightly.
  2. Beat the eggs and sugar with an electric whisk until pale, about 2 minutes. Reduce the speed and add the mocha chocolate mix and vanilla extract. Sift in the flour mixture and fold until combined. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours until firm, or up to overnight.
  3. Put the icing sugar in a small bowl. Shape the dough into 32 balls and roll in the icing sugar. Put them on the prepared baking trays 4-cm apart and press down lightly to flatten. Bake for about 12 minutes until the edges set. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes and then put on a rack to cool completely.

And last, sure not the least, I want to thank Alisha and Alison for passing on all these inspirational AWARDS to me! Thanks, my friends, for your continuous support and constant encouragement!

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alison 9/9/10 21:39

i know these cookies,are delicious!

Brie: Le Grand Fromage 9/9/10 21:49

ooo, these look delicious! i love spelt flour! my favorite english muffins are made with it and it's so healthy, especially when soaked in whey.

Anonymous 9/9/10 22:00

Oh my goodness my mom makes these for me at Christmas time, she calls them Raven's Crinkles. These are the BEST cookie in the world to me, no joke! Thanks so much for sharing

Unknown 9/9/10 22:30

Angie.....those cookies look really great..sure that they also taste great :)

MaryMoh 9/9/10 22:37

These cookies are so beautiful. Love all the crackly or crinkly look on the surface. I have to make these...think I will dream of them tonight....maybe sleepless night thinking of them :D

FOODESSA 9/9/10 22:44

The first time I ever had the joy of seeing these come out of the oven was last Christmas and I was hooked just by looking at them ;o)
This year I promised friends I'd make them alongside their company.

I'll take a closer look at your recipe to compare with what I tried out.

Yours look like stunners!!!

Ciao for now,

Anonymous 9/9/10 22:53

Yum, they look beyond amazing!

Puja 9/9/10 23:00

Goodness Angie....i drop here everyday, just to drool and look at the beautiful pics..Cookies look FABULOUS!!

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Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron 9/9/10 23:03

Those little gems are precious! Your photos blew me away. They look so inviting and I love chocolate!

Katrina (Betty Ray) 9/9/10 23:06

Oh my, those look delightful. Beautiful job.

Unknown 9/9/10 23:17

Wow such a gorgeous cookies.....loved the version...

Emily Z 9/9/10 23:20

Mmmm, these look like cookies that my mom used to make at Christmastime. I'd have to ask her if this is the same recipe but I am sure it is. Bring backs lots of happy, Christmassy memories!

Heather S-G 9/9/10 23:55

They're beautiful, Angie. And brownie-like is perfect in my book! So pretty...I have to look for spelt flour, I've never used it.

Biren 9/9/10 23:58

These cookies look delicious! Spelt is such a good flour to use for baked goods.

Claudia 10/9/10 00:03

I haven't been around much lately but I had to stop and say "absolutely mouthwatering." And with spelt!

Bakericious 10/9/10 00:45

I saw these cookies b4, the review is good too. Angie, can pass me some? :P

My Little Space 10/9/10 00:46 lovely, lovely! I wanna make this too. It's been hanging in my list to do for quite awhile. Sounds so addictive! Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Kristy

Adventures in Domestic Cooking 10/9/10 00:53

These look wonderful!
I cook with Spelt Flour all the time.

Esther 10/9/10 00:55

Oooo, they look so beautiful! I love the arrangements and how you took the photos.

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines 10/9/10 01:11

These are one of my favorite cookies, I didn't know you could use spelt flour in them! You are making me want to go in my kitchen and make some right now, please stop me! I liked you on FB, I finally put it on our page, could you like us too!

Debbie 10/9/10 01:30

These remind me of christmas for some reason, I love the beautiful cracking that happens with this cookies and they look so moist on the inside, yum!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 10/9/10 01:43

Gorgeous display of cookies love the crinkled look! could really blow my diet on a plate of these right now could be dangerous!

Hearty Bakes 10/9/10 02:08

Yes, i like the contrast colours for these cookies!I believe it tastes just as good!
Congrats for all the awards! Keep up your good work!

Susi's Kochen und Backen 10/9/10 02:36

Beautiful cookies. Love how unique they are with the spelt flour and mocha beans!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 10/9/10 04:46

Excellent pictures! Love the spelt flour, I'll have to get some of that. My kids have a sleepover coming up and I so want to make these!

Unknown 10/9/10 05:00

Wow what a tempting looking cookie.....pass on few here :)

Unknown 10/9/10 05:52

OMG, I'd love about 20 of those right now!!! They looks fabulous!

Carol 10/9/10 06:53

All I need is a handful of those cookies and big, ice cold glass of milk!

Christine Ho 10/9/10 07:06

Love the white high-contrast pattern on the cookies. Would like some for my afternoon tea. :)

Unknown 10/9/10 07:42

These look amazing! I can't wait to try them! Yummy O!

TasteHongKong 10/9/10 07:56

Don't they look musculine? And, handsome : ).

lululu 10/9/10 08:21

as much as i love the cookies themselves. i also love the photos!

Cristina @ TeenieCakes 10/9/10 08:58

Beautiful looking cookies. They look so interesting with the contrast and decadent with what's revealed under the sugar. This will be a holiday hit!

Maria 10/9/10 09:09

I have just started using spelt flour in baking and I absolutely love it! These cookies look so heavenly I might have to try the recipe!

Lisa Ho 10/9/10 09:39

yum... I have to try this :)

J e l e n a 10/9/10 10:46

they look so interesting with these cracks! I could eat one just of the screen!

Priya Suresh 10/9/10 11:24

Elegant cookies, looks very tempting and cute..

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 10/9/10 11:43

What gorgeous cookies, and so easy too! I think I would like to try making these - they look so intriguing!

kitchen flavours 10/9/10 13:08

Your cookies are gorgeous. Looking at them reminds me of Christmas!

Larissa 10/9/10 14:00

These look wonderful! I love the idea of anything with a brownie like texture, and am curious to try using spelt for the first time!

Vrinda 10/9/10 14:22

Awesome cookies...simply superb...

Anonymous 10/9/10 14:59

These are so pretty! Very intriguing made with dark chocolate mocha beans!

Chef E 10/9/10 15:56

My grandmother made a similar cookie, which I called chocolate chewies, and these look like them- I LOVE these cookies...I need to make some soon!

Faith 10/9/10 16:06

Your cookies are really beautiful. I'll have to try them with spelt, I have a friend who eats gluten free and I'd love to make them for her! Congrats on your awards!

Evan @swEEts 10/9/10 17:06

What beautiful looking cookies!! Do you think you could substitute regular AP flour for the spelt flour?? I can't find that stuff anywhere around here!

busygran 10/9/10 17:14

These look good and is a sure keeper! Like the colour contrast and the crinky look.

Anonymous 10/9/10 17:31

Oh my! These are so amazing!

Magic of Spice 10/9/10 18:04

These are gorgeous cookies, and I love how moist the center looks. Beautiful photos :)

Kumi 10/9/10 18:19

I almost reached out for one there. :-) I really need to go get some spelt flour soon!!

Angie's Recipes 10/9/10 18:23

Evan @swEEts: Yes, AP wheat flour works too.

Cooking Gallery 10/9/10 19:56

The recipe sounds great, I love soft chewy cookies. Absolutely a must try...!!

Stella 10/9/10 20:04

These cookies are beautiful, and I can't believe they are basically whole grain. Spelt is whole grain, no? Either way, they are gorgeous, Angie.
p.s. I put your blog button in my sidebar under 'Regional Recipes'. I hope that's okay (smile)...

Rachana 11/9/10 00:04

I love these cookies! They look elegant and taste great :-)

Krishnaveni 11/9/10 00:30

yummy and beautiful cookies, great

fimere 11/9/10 02:02

ils sont à croquer ces biscuits chocolatés!!
bonne soirée

Radhika 11/9/10 02:05

The color contrasts makes these cookies even more delicious. Just can't take my eyes off the second pic.

Everything4sweets 11/9/10 02:53

Wow, looks so pretty and yummy too, I would like to try the recipe :)

Reeni 11/9/10 03:05

These remind me of Christmas! Such scrumptious little cookies and they're pretty too!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 11/9/10 06:14

Love the cute crinkles, Angie. These are perfect!

A Canadian Foodie 11/9/10 06:30

They look absolutely delicious. I will add these to the ones my students make in our cookie unit. I have to try them.

Ameena 11/9/10 07:21

Crinkly cookies get me every single time! I have no willpower around desserts like these. They look delicious!

Web Design 11/9/10 10:26

I like chocolate flavor very much and cookies are my all time favorite.It is good to learn this new Chocolate spelt crinkle cookies and I will make this in holiday.

Joanne 11/9/10 12:41

I love crinkle cookies in general but the fact that these have spelt in them make them that much better! They look delicious.

Zurin 11/9/10 14:48

these are beautiful Angie. i must make some soon and post too. So so so pretty!

Susan 11/9/10 16:32

Your cookies are beautiful! I'm unsure about a source for mocha beans, though. Might I use dark chocolate chocolate chips instead? What do you think?

Hornsfan 11/9/10 16:45

Beautiful cookies Angie, these are one of my favorites around the holidays!

Cheah 11/9/10 20:16

These are just fantastic! Also the pictures!

Nate @ House of Annie 11/9/10 21:05

Mmmmm, dark chocolate...

Can you bake them longer to make them more crispy?

scrambledhenfruit 12/9/10 01:00

So pretty! I need some spelt flour asap!

Chef Dennis Littley 12/9/10 03:05

now those cookies look so delicious! I really need to expand my horizon nad try some different did such a great job with this recipe, I don't see how anyone would ever know you used spelt flour!

sweetlife 12/9/10 03:58

i love these little cookies, they would be perect for my girls and the use of spelt...yum


OysterCulture 12/9/10 05:08

Oh my, these cookies just sound and look amazing. Cannot wait to give them a try myself.

Mika 12/9/10 08:31

I made them once and I was not very happy with the result, I will try yours, I like the ide of using spelt flour...

Nammi 12/9/10 11:50

yummm, very tempting cookies. feel like having them right now hehe:) , have a nice day

Dajana 12/9/10 18:34

I love crinkles. Next time I'll try them with spelt flour, I really have a bag of it sitting for too long.


Oh Angie, crinkle cookies! I had nearly forgot about this beloved childhood treat. What a perfect recipe--it looks like my grandmas!

petite nyonya 13/9/10 06:02

These are lovely chocolatey morsels! I like the natural crack design on the surface.

natural selection 13/9/10 22:32

You know what Ange?? I feel like when you make these kind of recipes it's like a "booby trapped" door. Open it and you get blown away except its by your cookies. I feel like I'm covered in these cookies on the ground..taking bites..recovering from shock. LOL!

nandini 14/9/10 12:10

Hello first time here... and i regret discovering u so late... Amazing collection of recipes.. Love this chewy chocolaty cookie. Perfect with a cup of cold milk.

grace 15/9/10 08:21

neat twist on the crackle cookie, angie! the powdered sugar on these reminds me of snow, which reminds me that winter is just around the corner...

Personal Injury Lawyers 17/9/10 04:53

wow love the interesting looking really unique

mani 14/11/10 13:53

Woooooooooooow.... Its very beautiful....nice
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Cheap Web Design 2/12/10 02:31

Looks amazing. Might try this out.

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Website Design 4/5/12 13:25

Its just too good!! very tasty!! my mother followed your guidelines!! and yes she made it!! lovely!!


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