Thursday, December 20, 2012

Delicious Christmas Sugar Cookies made with Spelt Flour

My oldest son loves to eat and bake cookies and this year he talked me into baking Christmas cookies. They are a lot of work but so tasty and fun for the kids. My boys love to cut them out with cookie cutters and decorate with icing so I had plenty of "help."

I wanted to try something a little different so this year I used spelt flour instead of whole wheat. Spelt is an older wheat variety that is higher in protein and lower in gluten. I've been experimenting with it a lot lately and I like the flavor of spelt. These cookies turned out great and were very tasty.

Spelt Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup virgin coconut oil, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup cane sugar
2 eggs
¼ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups spelt flour
1 tsp cream of tartar

Cream together the oil, butter and sugar. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla. Slowly add the cream of tarter and flour one cup at a time and be sure to fully incorporate the flour without over mixing. Cover the bowl and store in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper for easy cleanup. When the dough is chilled roll it out to about 1 cm thick and use cookie cutters to cut out a variety of shapes. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and transfer to cooling rack. Makes 4 dozen. When cookies are fully cooled it's time to decorate with icing!

Spelt Sugar Cookie Icing
4 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
optional food coloring

And what did I do with all these cookies? I took a bunch to a Christmas party, we ate plenty at home and many more were gifts to the neighbors.

Do you have a favorite Christmas cookie?

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