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Peanut butter Spelt cookies

I needed biscuits yesterday!

Something sweet, something to keep my mind busy. I am not a baker, it is too messy, I get too impatients, and things can go very wrong!

But occasionally I like to get the scales out and just bake. I was pretty impressed with this made-up recipe from one of my children’s recipe books.

While baking I realised why my bakes don’t always turn out the way they should. I can never stick to the damn recipe!! I always know better, a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Who else does that?

Anyway, this one was a winner and I knew better.

These biscuits will also make great end of year gifts for teachers, friends and family.


Peanut butter spelt cookies

  • Author: Ankie Niesing
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x


These cookies are crunchy, not too sweet and do not have an overwhelming peanut butter taste. Try to use peanut butter that does not contain salt, sugar and preservatives.



150g spelt flour

100g butter

100g soft brown sugar

50g toasted coconut

1 egg

5ml vanilla

2tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

100g Afrikoa chocolate for dipping


Preheat oven to 190’C

Soften butter and cream with sugar. Whisk the egg and add a little bit at a time and beat again.

Add the peanut butter and vanilla and stir until mixed in. Add the dry ingredients; spelt flour, toasted coconut, pinch of salt and baking powder.

Don’t overmix. Roll into small balls, press with a fork and bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown. Cool down on a cooling rack.

Melt chocolate in a small on low heat but keep an eye on it. Dip cookies in the chocolate and sprinkle with flaked sea salt for extra drama.


Any flour will work fine. The original recipe used Self-rasing flour. But then only use 1/2 tsp of baking powder.

Keywords: cookies, baking. peanut butter

Ankie Niesing

Hi, I'm Ankie! Welcome to Wooden Spoon Kitchen, my pantry of life, love and health where we constantly stir laughter, learning, eating and cooking together!

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