Spelt and Olive Oil Cookies

Summary

Yield
Servings
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Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Description

A simple, not-too-sweet cookie, this recipe comes to us from one of our class instructors of Italian heritage. Spelt is an ancient variety of wheat that has a nutty taste, is lower in gluten than present-day wheat, and can be used for both cookies and bread baking.

Ingredients

4 cups
flour, spelt
2/3 cup
sugar
2 teaspoons
baking powder
1 tablespoon
orange rind
3/4 cup
olive oil
2  
eggs
1/2 cup
half & half
1/2 cup
flaxseed

Instructions

 

Preheat oven to 375º. In a large bowl, mix together spelt flour, sugar, and baking powder. In a smaller bowl, combine orange rind, olive oil, and eggs. Add to dry ingredients and mix/knead until you have a smooth dough. 

Roll out about ¼-inch thick between two pieces of waxed paper. Cut into desired shapes. Brush with a little half and half and dust with ground flaxseeds. 

Bake for about 20 minutes.