Rustic Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a home-milled ancient grain twist on classic chocolate chip cookie base. The three fresh grains bring complexity of flavour to the cookie dough, and kamut especially adds a unique snap to the texture. These may well become a staple in your house, as they quickly did in ours. A deliciously satisfying chocolate chip cookie with a unique rustic appeal.

Dry mix

Wet mix

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 stick (½ cup) butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Other ingredients

  • 1 cup premium quality chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F, lightly grease cookie sheets
  2. Wet mix: in a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, add remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth
  3. Other ingredients: prepare and combine with wet mix in the large bowl
  4. Final batter: combine dry and wet mixes, folding gently until no dry spots remain. Do not over mix. Do NOT beat smooth.
  5. form golf-ball sized balls, laying out 12 to a cookie sheet then flatten each ball (with your hand, a fork or a greased glass bottom)
  6. Bake 14-18 minutes, or until nicely browned top and bottom.
  7. Remove from oven and after 5-10 miinutes remove to cooling rack
  8. Store in cookie jar or freezer; not in the fridge or in an air-tight container

Makes 24 large cookies

NOTE: Increasing both butter and sugar by 25%-50% will make a richer, crisper, and of course sweeter variation.

David Zivot

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