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Best Recipe for Chewy Einkorn Chocolate Chip Cookies



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These are my favorite einkorn chocolate chip cookies! I know everyone loves a good chocolate chip cookie but there’s a reason for that. These ones are rounded and crackled along the outside while maintaining that gooey center. They’ve become my favorite for their soft chewy texture and caramel like taste. Glorious! You can’t ask for a better snack.

Fresh Einkorn Chocolate Chip cookies

Or desert. Or meal.

Ok. While it’s true I might have used these for a breakfast once or twice, they really are meant to be a decadent gem.

Tasty Chocolate Chip Cookies

The power of Einkorn in Einkorn Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you haven’t heard me rave about einkorn flour on social media yet, here I go again.

Hand Holding Einkorn Chocolate Chip Cookie

Einkorn is packed with protein as well as huge amounts of lutein, B12 and magnenese compared to all other wheat flours! I could go on and on about all the nutrients.

You might have heard that einkorn is safe for most people with gluten intolerance to have and that’s true! Because the gluten is much weaker than modern wheat, it’s much more easily digestible. Note that it still contains gluten, so those with Celiac disease should definitely avoid it. Check out for more information on the nutritional density.

Even if you don’t have known issues with gluten, you’ll benefit from how it is more easily digestible than modern wheat. All around it’s an amazing ancient grain!

How to Make the Einkorn Chocolate Chip Cookies

In a Large bowl Mix together Butters.

I like to start these with softened butter AND softened refined coconut oil. I’ve found this is key to making the soft chewy texture with crispy edges. It also produces a buttery AND creamy flavor. I’ve tried using all butter and my husband felt like it was a bit too rich. I never thought I’d hear that from him with the amount he throws on his bread! He’s a butter lover so when he thought the butter was too much I listened. Feel free to try with all butter if you don’t have coconut oil.

Add in Sugars.

I also use two sugars and they are both darker sugars that add a bit of caramel or molasses flavor. Because I’ve had issues with hypoglycemia among other things, I began to use coconut sugar for baking. It is low glycemic. I love the soft caramel flavor it produces that can be used instead of brown sugar. Remember, if you choose to substitute brown sugar it will not be one for one. Check out the printable recipe below for how to do this.

I’ve been pairing this sugar with turbinado sugar in my cookies because, well, because it makes a great flavor. And…I happened upon a good deal at the store so I stocked up.

It isn’t as refined as cane sugar, but it does come from sugar cane. Feel free to use another sugar in place of this such as cane sugar if you wish.

Add egg at room temperature and vanilla, then beat together well.

The egg should be at room temperature and, believe me, it does matter. There is something about trying to to add a cold egg to a mixture when it’s supposed to NOT be cold. It just won’t be the same.

This mixture is meant to more than combine: it’s meant to blend. If using an electric mixer use the whisk attachment and blend for several minutes. If you are doing this by hand you’ll want to whisk for several minutes, putting muscle into it. You want to get as much air blended in as possible. A little trick I learned from Euna Mae’s.

In a separate bowl add flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.

The difference between mixing in einkorn flour and modern wheat is in the amount used. You generally can’t use einkorn and modern wheat 1:1.

I’ve also noticed that using whole einkorn is a bit different than using all purpose einkorn.

I’ve done this recipe with all purpose and whole wheat. Both taste delicious but use quite different amounts of flour. Check out the recipe at the bottom of this page for specific amounts.

Gently mix dry ingredients into the wet and add the chocolate chips.

Lets talk about chocolate for one second. I’ve heard over and over how the best cookies use two or three types of chocolate and frankly, I have to agree. When I say types, I mean varying content of cocoa.

Perhaps you use a semi sweet chocolate chip (very traditional) and then you add some broken up chucks from an extra dark chocolate bar or use some bittersweet chips. The variation in the chocolate really adds an extra boost to the cookie flavor. You do want these to be the best einkorn chocolate chip cookies possible right? YES!

Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes.

I like to use HEAPING tablespoons when I bake these but I know some people like dainty little cookies as well. You can do it either way but cooking times will very so check them to make sure they don’t over cook.

Pinterest Graphic for Einkorn Chocolate Chip Cookies

You’ll want these to be just cooked in the center but don’t go past that. If you cook them too long you’ll lose that softness that makes them so wonderful.

Cool for 10 minutes and Enjoy!

Where I Get My Einkorn and More

Einkorn Berries for Home Milling is an Idaho based company that grows their Einkorn HERE in the U.S.A. I love getting my bulk einkorn berries from them because of the price, quality and the free shipping on orders over 48 lbs.

Einkorn Flour

I like to get Jovial Foods All-Purpose Einkorn flour from Azure Standard when I need the light flavored Einkorn Flour. I love that they often run sales and Azure Standard has been a wonderful Company for our family.

Euna Mae’s Cook Book

Refined Coconut Oil

I love the glass jars this oil comes in. I’m already planning to use the jar for my sourdough starter once the oil is used! Azure Standard has been a wonderful company to work with. Each month, should you make an order, a refrigerated truck meets you and other customers at a pick up point to unload the products. It’s always a fun day in our house.

I struggle to actually let these cool before digging in. Either way, I know you’ll enjoy them. Einkorn has a naturally sweet flavor to it and works wonderfully in these einkorn chocolate chip cookies. I know you will love them as much as I do!

Yield: 3-4 dozen

Einkorn Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Einkorn Flour

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup turbinado or cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup grass fed butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup refined coconut oil, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups of all purpose einkorn Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (2-3 types in best)


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit
  2. beat together butter, coconut oil and sugars. add in vanilla and egg and beat for a few minutes until fluffy. The more the better!
  3. In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and gently fold in chocolate chips until just combined.
  5. Drop heaping tablespoon size balls of dough onto greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Slightly flatten each ball. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Cool for 10 minutes before enjoying!


Coconut sugar may be replaced by 1 cup of brown sugar.

Whole grain Einkorn flour may be used in place of all purpose einkorn in the amount of 2 1/2-2 3/4 cups. Less will make them thinner.

Best wishes for your Snack time from the Farmhouse,


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  1. Krista ~ This seemed like an easy way to write you??? Just found you, on YouTube, what fun. I’m a Grandma that loves Einkorn flour and good for you and your site is great. Thanks for sharing and all your hard work. I want to share a blessing with you too. I think you will think it’s something fun for. Have you heard of Bluebird Grain Farms. It’s in WA. state, not far from me, I’m in Spokane, not sure where you are. But they have great ancient grains and great prices, especially for Einkorn, (it so expensive because of the husk elimination process I’m sure labor intensive.) You can find them online. I want to ask you, who made your awesome dehydrated, do tell more please!!! It looks great…. you need a video on that! Bright Blessings and God’s favor on your website and Youtubes. Ginger

    1. Good to hear Ginger! I will check them out. The dehydrator was a gift but originally made at a community college class 20 years ago. I’ve had several people asking because it’s very peculiar! I’ll have to share a little more about it and see if I can give some more info about the process used to make it.

  2. I just made this einkorn chocolate chip recipe. I was a little concerned reading the comments above about runny batter and cookies spreading out too much. Happily my experience was great! The batter was very firm and the cookies didn’t overspread in the oven. I strongly suspect that those who had difficulty used butter that was too soft. I followed the directions exactly as stated and had the same excellent results as Krista 🙂 I’m still working on changing my tastebuds away from the convention taste of baked goods made with standard white flour, these definitely don’t taste like conventional chocolate chip cookies because einkorn has a very distinctive tast. I opted to use alternative sweeteners that I’m accustomed to working with. I also, in addition to using 3 different types of chocolate, added pecans to some and added dried cherries and coconut to others. They’re all great! I don’t usually leave reviews but wanted to assure Krista and others who may read the review that this recipe works if you take care to follow her instructions. Happy baking!

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review Kim! I created this recipe years ago but have updated it as I’ve learned more and more about einkorn to make sure they are turning out correctly. I appreciate your comment so people can see the current results. So glad they are working out great!

  3. These have a delicious flavor, but they really spread in the oven and made very thin cookies. I wonder if there is a mistake in the amount of flour. Should it be 3 cups instead of 2?

    1. I’m so sorry Pat, I will check the measurements to make sure they got written correctly. Make sure to use all-purpose einkorn for these measurements. I’ve found the whole grain einkorn takes more.

      1. My cookies turned out just like Pat’s in the above comment. I followed the recipe completely and they too spread out so much and are thin and darker in color. I used coconut sugar and raw cane sugar that I grinded a bit so it wasn’t so crystalized.
        I also grounded my own Einkorn berries and sifted out the bran.

        1. I’m sorry but you must use all-purpose einkorn for this recipe or they will spread out. All-purpose einkorn and whole grain einkorn is not interchangeable. I have made this recipe for years and sadly, home sifted flour cannot be compared to store bought because the amounts of sifting by machine. It will take many times of sifting to completely remove the bran and match the store bought all-purpose. I’d try adding an extra 1/4 cup when using home sifted.

          1. Thank you Krista,
            This is my first time using Einkorn. I will try adding more flour then or purchase the all-purpose Einkorn flour.
            Thank you again, I enjoy your videos and knowledge about Einkorn. I want to try to make the Einkorn sourdough soon.
            Have a blessed New Year!

          2. I thought of another possibility Shirley. I’m not sure how soon after making the all-purpose you mixed the dough but sifting the flour as when sifting out bran several times can gather air, making the volume less than it actually is in cup volume. It’s best to allow sifted flour to sit for a couple hours before measuring so it can settle (I have to do this after grinding my own flour too and will see a difference in the amount of flour in my jar 2 minutes after grinding vs. 2 hours after due to it settling down). This is why using weight as opposed to cups can be more precise. Unfortunately my recipes aren’t in grams but perhaps someday I’ll work on that. I’m sorry it didn’t work out but I hope you can figure it out and enjoy it. I’m impressed that you are even making your own all-purpose!

    2. I had the same experience. Dough was soupy. So I adjusted amount of flour to 3 cups. 1 cup all purpose einkorn is 120 grams, recommend using a scale.

      1. I’m sorry it turned out this way for you. I’ve made this recipe many many times and again last night with 2 cups all-purpose einkorn flour and the cookies are thin but not soupy. Einkorn also tends to absorb liquids slower than modern wheat so waiting 10-15 minutes before baking can help as well. There may be another difference in the recipe such as a different sugar or use of melted butter instead of softened? Sorry for your discouragement.

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