Spelt Chocolate Cookies with Cranberry Butter Icing

These could also be called whoopie pies or cookie sandwiches. The tartness of the cranberries is perfect to cut through the sugar and rich chocolate and makes for a killer combination.
By Bryan Picard

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These could also be called whoopie pies or cookie sandwiches. The tartness of the cranberries is perfect to cut through the sugar and rich chocolate and makes for a killer combination. I rehydrated the cranberries in butter for a few minutes, then drained and chopped them. In summer you might swap the icing for any seasonal berry ice cream. Enjoy with coffee or milk.

Spelt Chocolate Cookies with Cranberry Butter Icing
 
These could also be called whoopie pies or cookie sandwiches. The tartness of the cranberries is perfect to cut through the sugar and rich chocolate and makes for a killer combination.
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Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
Chocolate Spelt Cookies
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup quality cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • ¼ cup white flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch sea salt
Cranberry Butter Icing
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream or yogurt
  • few cranberries, cooked and chopped
Instructions
Chocolate Spelt Cookies
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, cocoa, egg, and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, mix the flours, soda and salt.
  4. Gradually add to the first mixture until combined.
  5. Split the dough in 12 chunks and roll into balls.
  6. Bake on parchment for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Leave to cool on cookie rack.
Cranberry Butter Icing
  1. In a bowl mix together the butter and sugar.
  2. Gradually add the cream and mix well.
  3. Stir in the cranberries.
  4. If too soft, put in the fridge for a few minutes.
  5. Scoop a spoonful of the icing between two cookies. Repeat.
 

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