Last week we made some delicious Toasted Spelt Turkey Vegetable Soup to warm up the cold winter nights and today we're getting ready for the holidays with something else made with our amazing Organic Grains Whole Spelt! Spelt is a variety of wheat that has been cultivated for over 5000 years. It is used in bread, crackers, and pastries and has a protein content that makes it ideal for baking. However, it also has a delicious nutty flavour and has many health benefits cooked as a whole berry. Spelt is loaded with nutrients. One serving contains 30% of your daily dietary fiber and 21% of protein. Spelt also contains great levels of iron, copper, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin B6.
Organic Grains Whole Spelt Flour is the standard of excellence when it comes to baking with whole grain because it is milled fresh when you order it.
Sugar-FreeToasted Pecan Spelt Shortbread Cookies
Butter, softened| 1 cup
Pyure Organic Stevia Baking Blend| ½ cup
Vanilla| 1 ½ tsp
Organic Grains Whole Spelt Flour |3 ¼ cup
Organic Pecans, minced fine| ½ cup
Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and Stevia granules. Add egg, vanilla and mix well. Gradually add flour; fold in pecans. Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten with fingers. Bake 12-15 minutes or until bottom edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Yield 2 ½ dozen cookies. Drizzle with melted stevia sweetened chocolate if desired. Estimated Nutritional Information: Serving Size 1 Cookie, 103 calories, 7 g fat, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein.