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Spelt Flour Spiced Almond Wafer Cookies

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
  • Yield: 48 (4 dozen) cookies 1x


Buttery, nutty, and crisp, our spiced almond wafer cookies are perfect for autumn, with a warm drink. You’ll fall in love with every bite you take.


  • 3 1/2 cups white spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (4 oz or 1/2 cup), room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup unrefined cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup unrefined coconut sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, coconut oil, and both sugars on medium speed for 4 minutes. The mixture will be a little liquidy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the almond or vanilla extract.
  4. On low speed, add the dry mixture to the wet, until a thick but very soft dough forms.
  5. Divide dough into two pieces, flatten them into circles, and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, until chilled and hardened.
  6. When you’re ready to work with the dough, preheat oven to 350°F. Line 4 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  7. Work with one dough circle at a time. On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough to a 1/8-inch thickness, using more flour to dust as needed to prevent sticking.
  8. Cut shapes out like you would with sugar cookies and place them on the prepared baking sheets. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  9. Top each cookie with a few almonds. Place the baking sheets in the fridge for 10 minutes to re-chill the dough before baking.
  10. Bake for about 10 minutes, in batches if necessary, until they’re lightly browned around the edges.
  11. Remove promptly from the oven, and let cool on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes before transferring to cooling racks to cool completely.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Baked Goods

Keywords: autumn, wafer cookie, almond, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, spelt flour