Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Peanut Butter Molasses Spice Cookies

There are few things cuter than a fat baby hand holding a cookie.

This little hand keeps sneaking cookies while I'm not looking.

I can't blame him.

These cookies are soft and molasses-y, they have peanut butter, they're a little spicy...

...and they're the perfect afternoon treat to accompany tea or a good book.

Peanut Butter Molasses Spice Cookies

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup spelt flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice and salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon molasses
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Set oven to 350*.

Sift together flours, soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and salt.

Beat together sugar, peanut butter, butter, molasses, egg and vanilla.

Stir wet ingredients into dry with a wooden spoon. Mixture will be very thick.

Place 1 1/2 inch rolled balls onto a lined cookie sheet. Press down lightly with a fork.

Bake 7-8 mins.


  1. These cookies made it all the way down to Windergarden today and we all loved them...thanks Jess!

  2. These sound great! I've never used spelt flour before. What is the difference? Would it make a difference to the recipe if I just used more white flour?

  3. Spelt looks like oatmeal before its ground. I love the texture and flavour of it. If you want to try it, buy a little at the bulk barn. It would be fine to just use white though, Laurie.