Recipe: Rachel Hart | Photography: Ashlee DeCaires

The spelt flour gives these cookies a nutty flavour well matched by the walnut pieces.

Makes 18 small cookies

1½ cups spelt flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
pinch salt
1 tbsp cocoa powder
150g butter, softened
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup sugar
½ cup chocolate drops
½ cup walnuts

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Sift flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda together.

Cream the butter and both sugars.

Add the egg to the butter/sugar mixture and beat in until well combined.

Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture by hand and stir gently until just combined.

Mix in the chocolate drops and walnuts by hand.

Make small balls out of the dough, place on a baking tray and bake for 8 minutes (note: take them out of the oven when they still look a little raw. They will finish cooking outside of the oven and will be gooey and soft).

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