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My mom’s wholesome cookies! :)

on 06/03/2014
A wholesome food gift! :)
A wholesome food gift! ๐Ÿ™‚ Tasty, tasty, tasty too!

A few days ago, my mom & dad came to visit me. We all drank coffee together. She presented me with her home-made wholesome cookies. They were superb. They are softer cookies filled with great tasty ingredients like unsweetened dark chocolate, unsweetened dried cranberries & flax seeds. She even made them with wholemeal spelt flour! They also make a great breakfast & are filling! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yummmm! They are a great food gift too, I agreed here! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Check it out:

Yum Yummm!

Yum Yummm!

Recipe: For about 20 larger cookies!


150 gr organic butter, on room temperature

150 gr coconut sugar

2 organic eggs

225 gr organic wholemeal spelt flour

1 teaspoon fresh yeast

a bit of lukewarm water to dissolve your yeast in, not too much!

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

a pinch of sea salt

100 gr darkย chocolate, at least 72% cacao, cut up roughly

100 gr of driedย unsweetened cranberries

80 gr broken flaxseed


1. Take your food processor & add S-blade. Add cranberries & chocolate. Pulse until they form smaller pieces, or pulse them just to the size that you want them to be. You also can do this by hand, cutting with a knife,…it is up to you!

2. Take a larger bowl & add butter, sugar & salt. Cream it all together. Mix the eggs through it. Add flour, dissolved yeast, baking soda & chocolate pieces & mix for about 2 minutes, until fully incorporated. With the help of a spoon, stir the cranberry pieces & flax seeds through the dough. You can also do this in your Kenwood bowl with your kitchen robot! It makes my life easy!ย Roll this dough out into a larger sausage shape with a thickness of about 4 cm. Place cling film over it & place in the fridge, to stiff up a bit, for at least 2 hours!

3.ย ย Take 2 baking trays out of your oven & place a Silpat over it. Preheat your oven to 180ยฐC ( 350 F ) for 10 minutes. I always use a fan oven. Adjust your oven to the right temperature! Place the baking trays with the Silpats on it , close to you. Take your stiffened up dough out of the fridge & remove the cling film. On a lightly floured kitchen counter, with the same spelt flour, of course, cut up the dough into larger or smaller cookie shapes, just the way you like them. My mom made them larger, see picture above. She flattened them a bit & placed them well spaced apart on the Silpat. Do the same with the remaining dough. Bake them for about 12 minutes & let them on the Silpat for about 10 minutes. This will give a lovely shine on the bottom of your cookies. After that, transfer them to a wire rack to cool down completely! If you have leftovers, place them in a lined cookie box! ๐Ÿ™‚ They are excellent with fresh cup of coffee! You don’t taste the yeast at all! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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72 responses to “My mom’s wholesome cookies! :)

  1. Adrian Lupsa says:

    They look so good! :O

  2. Lisa says:

    Wonderful, Sophie! I love a healthy cookie. These look scrumptious! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. lucylox says:

    What a lovely mum to make such scrummy cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. What a special treat Sophie ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. What a nice thing to do during their visit. You are truly blessed.

  6. Laura says:

    A delicious gift!

  7. Ina gawne says:

    Sounds delicious Sophie. I love the dark chocolate and cranberries – great combination!

  8. I love that both your parents are foodies too ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Liz says:

    yeast in cookies? I love this! They look lovely and like great partners. How lucky you are to have so many amazing cooks in your family.

  10. You have got wonderful parents!!!!

  11. lou says:

    Hello Sophie,
    Nice photo and delicious cookies. Enjoy!

  12. They look wonderful!

  13. Carolyn Jung says:

    These sound amazing. Moms always know best, don’t they? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Mmm cookies de mum ๐Ÿ˜€
    The best!

    Choc Chip Uru

  15. Moms are the best! And cookies are the best too! And mom’s cookies are the best of the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. These cookies look fabulous, but even better when they’re from mom! Major yum!

  17. hotlyspiced says:

    How lovely that your parents came to visit and that your mother did some baking! The cookies sound absolutely delicious xx

  18. You can tell at a glance that there’s a whole lot of goodness packed into every bite… And not just from a health standpoint, but in terms of flavor, too!

  19. Belinda says:

    Hello Sophie,
    Today, I made your mom’s cookies & they are awesome & so tasty too, very Yum Yum too. So a huge thanks to your beloved mom. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  20. Tom says:

    Your mom’s cookies look huge & truly appetizing too, dear Sophie..xx

  21. Koko says:

    How lucky Sophie! Both your parents are talented in the kitchen!! These cookies look so yummy and are filled with delicious, healthy ingredients!

  22. Charlotte says:

    Healthy even when you are baking Sophie, you are incredible!

  23. These cookies look super, Sophie. I love that they are made with my favourite grain spelt.
    Happy Sunday!

  24. Vanessa says:

    Yum! What talented parents! I can see where you get your kitchen skills!

  25. Cookies for breakfast!! I like that idea Sophie!

  26. wow, looks pretty damn crumby cookies!!!
    looks delicious….

  27. Karen says:

    It sounds like you had a wonderful visit with your parents made extra nice by all the sweets they prepared.

  28. Oh, I can try my spelt flour out on these babies! Fun coffee with your sweet mom!

  29. These look so great! Cant wait to try your mom’s recipe! thanks for this recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Your Dad’s apple tart and now your Mom’s cookies… count your mega blessing, my Sweet Sophie. I am on diet now and dying for some sweets. Your Mom’s cookie sure winks at me saying, ‘try me, try me’. ๐Ÿ˜€ )))

  31. afracooking says:

    Yum yum! Just looking at these makes me crave a glass of milk to have with them ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Victoria says:

    I made these fabulous tasty cookies yesterday & they are super awesome! xx

  33. lefoodsnob says:

    Before I got to the end of your blog I was prepared to ask “but can you taste the yeast?” I once made yeasted pancakes that tasted strooooongly of yeast. So glad to know you can’t taste it in these:) they look delicious!

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