Einkorn Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

My favorite cookies in all the world are oatmeal chocolate chip, so when I started experimenting with einkorn flour a couple of years ago, this was the first dessert I set about perfecting. These are the classic chewy flavor and texture of traditional oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but with einkorn flour.


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I made these with half whole wheat flour and half all purpose flour so I could get maximum fiber and nutrition but still have the right texture.

I also use less sugar than regular cookie recipes. It’s kind of game I play with myself, how little sugar can I use and still have a sweet treat?

So What’s Up With the Einkorn Flour Recipes?

I have been experimenting with einkorn flour few somewhere between 2 and 3 years now. As I’ve aged (and possibly as the world has continued to screw up our food) I have become more and more gluten intolerant.

Einkorn in an ancient grain. It’s wheat from back in the day. Before we hybridized it crazy amounts to maximize yield without caring about the down sides of those hybrids.



If you aren’t allergic to wheat or celiac, but you have problems with gluten, you might be able to tolerate einkorn. I like it because I get all the benefits of using flour, without the bloating and gastrointestinal distress that bread and flour can normally cause me. (I know, you really wanted to know that).

So can you just swap einkorn for regular flour?

Not usually. Einkorn absorbs moisture differently so you usually need to decrease the amount of liquid in a recipe. This is why I’ve spent a few years working on my favorite recipes.



Where do I get my Einkorn Flour?

Azure standard! I get it there because it’s less expensive. I get my both my whole wheat einkorn and my all purpose einkorn from them because it’s the lowest cost I have found. It’s lower than the grocery store (there’s only one near me that carries it and it’s not really close anyway). It’s lower cost than Whole Foods and Earth Fare too.

Here’s what you need to know about ordering it from Azure:

For whole wheat, I buy the Azure standard brand. They call it “unifine”, but it’s equivalent to the other brands of whole wheat. You can also get Jovial brand which is probably the most well known brand of einkorn flour out there and the easiest to find.

For all purpose, Azure does not have their own brand so I buy the Jovial brand of all purpose Einkorn. You can order it in many sizes and save money buying it bulk.

If you’re interested in Azure you can find out if there’s a drop near you by going to this link (it’s an affiliate link but doesn’t cost you any extra) : https://www.azurestandard.com/?a_aid=6753f08fd7

The next cheapest place to get einkorn is buying the jovial brand from Amazon. They actually have a listing with both all purpose and whole wheat einkorn if you want to experiment with both.


Important tip for making these einkorn oatmeal chocolate chip cookies perfect!

Usually, when you work with a recipe to adapt it for einkorn, you start by decreasing liquid. Cookies don’t usually have liquid. They have butter, which can behave differently. Depending on the day and the humidity and the stars aligning, sometimes these come out perfect. And sometimes they spread a bit too much. If you notice your cookies spreading to much on the first cookie sheet, put the remaining dough in the fridge for 30 minutes or so. That helps firm up the butter and keeps them from spreading before the cookies are done.


I’ll be posting more einkorn recipes in the future. I’d love to know in the comments if there’s anything in particular that you would like to see in an einkorn recipe!

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You might be interested in this recipe for light and flaky einkorn biscuits!

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Einkorn Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
All the great flavor and chewy texture of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but with einkorn flour!
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Cream the butter and sugars in a bowl (I used a stand mixer but you can use a hand mixer). Then add the eggs one at a time.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips. Mix well.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by large tablespoons onto a lined cookie sheet. Press down slightly so they aren't mounded. Keep them about 2" apart. I fit 12 on one rimmed baking sheet.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes. When they are starting to brown and look set they're ready. Don't over bake them. If you find they are spreading too much, put your dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and then bake. Some days they spread on me, some days they're perfect.
  7. Let cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
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