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Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies with Hazelnuts

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies with Hazelnuts

You might be questioning me already…just looking at the photo they don’t look like chocolate chip cookies.  Chocolate chocolate chip maybe, but not regular chocolate chip cookies.  There’s an easy explanation for that, these cookies are made with spelt flour.  The problem was the name of the cookie was already long, adding the word spelt just didn’t sound right!

So what is spelt anyway?  Simply put it is an ancient non wheat grain.  Spelt flour does still have some gluten but is easier to digest than wheat flour.  It also has a little more protein than wheat flour.  It has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor, thus making it perfect for cookies with nuts.

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