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Honey Almond Oatmeal Spelt Cookies

Celebrating three million visitors on our blog this week!
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Spelt flour is gaining popularity for its nutty texture and high protein content. It produces a tender cookie and pairs beautifully with oatmeal and almonds for a great cookie which is great for the freezer and lunch boxes.

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup liquid honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped natural almonds (skin on)
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Cream together the butter, sugars and honey.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and combine.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and oatmeal in the order given.
  5. Add the almonds and raisins.
  6. Drop by spoonfuls on parchment lined cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with a fork (the dough will be sticky).
  7. Bake until golden brown. Cool on cookie sheets as the cookies will be quite soft until they cool.


  1. Happy labor day everyone to those living in the states like myself. Another great recipe and one of my favorite all time cookies. Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,Pa.

  2. These look like the oatmeal cookies my mother used to have baking when we came home from school. Now I'm hungry. I am not sure if I have have access to Spelt flour in this area but we do have a large Mennonite community so possibly at their store. Surely regular flour can be substituted can't it??

  3. I love this all the recipes you post...have a great week, ciao Flavia

  4. Congratulations! As an avid follower, I love reading and trying many of these recipes. Have you ever made anything (cookies, cakes, ect.} without dairy, eggs sugar, corn or wheat? I've be put on a very restrcietd diet and amd quite tired of eating the same thing? Any advice would be helpful!

  5. Congratulations on having had three million visitors. You girls(( Rock)). Those cookies looks like it's something that I would love to make and serve to my grandkids and hubby.

    I would love to have a chance at getting your cook book in this give away. Thanks for making all these recipes available to us on the web. You are very generous. Wishing you all great success with your cook book. JB

  6. Congratulations on 3Million visits to your site!

  7. Granny Annie, You sure could use any kind of flour in this recipe. Try whole wheat flour or just white. .either way they'll be nice and crunchy.

  8. Oatmeal is one of my favorite cookies and this recipe looks like it is delicious! Thank you!
    Blessings, Joanne

  9. Congratulations on 3 million, that is awesome. Just love your blog and purpose! Blessings,~Ronda

  10. I love spelt flour! Our local discount grocery store carries it bulk. Makes great pizza crust and bread too!

  11. Love oatmeal cookies. My mom's recipe calls for walnuts or pecans. I will definitely try with almonds.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  12. Love this blog! Congrats on hitting 3 million :) That's a great accomplishment.

    I love to bake with spelt -- looking forward to trying these cookies!

  13. Great recipe. Cookies are baking right now. I would love to see more spelt recipes.


  14. I love your photos. What brand of camera do you use. angharad

  15. Angharad..Thank you for the photo compliment. I use a Canon Rebel.


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