These cookies should be baked until they are very, lightly browned to bring out that delicious flavor in the grain and give them a nice texture.When it comes to taste, there is so much more flavor in grains like Spelt or Kamut flour. A family member introduced me to these wonderful tasty grains. I try to incorporate different grains into my baking whenever I have some available. These grains can be very expensive when compared to white flour, but there are some health benefits in using these grains which I won’t get into here. This dough can be used for a cookie press, piping bag or rolled into balls and pressed down with your fingers, then decorated with chopped nuts or sprinkles.

Spelt Butter Cookies

Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: almonds, butter cookies, christmas cookies, cookie press, cookie scoop, cookies, hazelnuts, piped cookies, rolled cookies, spelt


  • 1 cup butter softened at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or rum extract
  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • ½ cup finely ground almonds or hazelnuts
  • ½ cup cornstarch


  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, mix in egg, add remaining ingredients and mix until just blended. Refrigerate for 15 minutes if butter has become too warm, or cookies will spread out flat. If cookies still spread flat during baking, try refrigerating after cookies have been piped onto baking sheet.
  • Fill cookie press with cookie dough, and press out cookies onto a baking sheet without the parchment. The dough should stick to the baking sheet as you lift the cookie press.
    Alternate Methods: Use a piping bag with a large holed tip to pipe a shape onto the cookie sheet or scoop out small balls with a spoon or small cookie scoop and press a nut or sprinkles onto the center.
  • Bake at 350°F, in a preheated oven, for 12 – 15 minutes, or until barely browned. Cookies may be overly crunchy the next day if they have been over-baked.
  • Icing your cookie
    Cooled cookies can be iced by mixing icing sugar with lemon juice, orange juice or water. Put a cup of icing sugar in a bowl and add enough liquid to make a creamy icing.Brush or drizzle icing on cookies.Icing sugar can also be sprinkled over cooled cookies.

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