Friday, September 21, 2007

Cranberry-Pecan Cookies

This is a Vegan Wheat Free Chocolate Chip cookie recipe that I think I got from Cookie Madness. It seems that she has removed the recipe from her blog because I can no longer find it. Instead of using chocolate chips, I used dried cranberries & added a touch of lemon extract. Because of the spelt flour, these cookies taste dense & remind me of a shortbread. I prefer chewy cookies, but variety never hurts.
Cranberry-Pecan Cookies
1 cup whole spelt flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp lemon extract

1/2 cup pecans, chopped
2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine & mix the spelt, salt, powder, soda & sugar.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, oil & extracts.
  • Add the wet mixture to dry ingredients & stir till combined.
  • Fold in nuts & dried fruit. If the batter is too dry, add more oil and/or maple syrup.
  • The batter will be crumbly & will require pushing together in order to form a ball.
  • Lay onto cookie sheet and flatten down with fingers.
  • Bake for 11 minutes.
  • Makes 11 - 12 cookies.

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