Peanut butter & yam spelt cookies

peanut butter and yam spelt cookies

Robust cookies approved by two future doctors and a recovering burn victim.


  • 1¾ cup roasted or steamed yam, thoroughly mashed (approximately 3 medium sized yams)
  • 3/4 organic chunky peanut butter (unsalted)
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 3 flax eggs (= 3 Tbsp ground flax seed + 9 Tbsp H2O)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2-3 tsp ginger root, finely grated
  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 2.5 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Stir together the mashed yams, peanut butter, molasses, flax eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar in a large bowl.

Sift the remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Fold together using a spatula until just mixed. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour.

Spoon small balls of cookie dough onto two greased cookie sheets, and flatten with a fork. Bake for 17-20 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on a plate or cookie rack, and share with friends. Makes approximately 18 large cookies.

Chez Chickpea and S-Blade.


2 thoughts on “Peanut butter & yam spelt cookies

  1. i was so enthusiastic about these cookies that i almost unintentionally killed a third future doctor, and yam lover, with them (the aforementioned has a peanut allergy)

  2. Anelyse, I just made these (for a bake sale fundraiser for the World Food Program’s relief work in East Africa) and they turned out deliciously!!! It is a hallmark of a great recipe when even I can follow it and have it turn out well. 😉 I remembered that you added ginger to your cookies, so I added it to mine. Also, this is the first time I’ve cooked with molasses; I got the “cooking” variety and found them quite bitter; Ian informs me that “extra fancy” molasses taste better (though that might be excessively fancy for me).

    Either way, thanks a thousand million for the delicious recipe and inspiration… photos coming your way soon!


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