Miso Chocolate Cookies

with wholemeal spelt flour, wheatgerm and bran

These cookies are a subtle balance of salty and sweet, with the white miso paste, the wholemeal spelt flour, and melted dark chocolate chunks.

We stone-grind the whole spelt grain into our wholemeal spelt flour, for full flavour. I also like adding in some of our wheatgerm and bran, which is packed with nutrients and has a beautiful natural sweetness.

If you don’t have wheatgerm and bran, you can replace it with more wholemeal spelt instead.

Makes 12 cookies


  • 130g butter, room temperature and cut into cubes
  • 110g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tbsp white miso
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt flakes
  • 180g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 50g wheatgerm and bran
  • 150g good quality dark chocolate, cut into chunks


Beat the butter and sugars together for a couple of minutes until combined with an electric hand whisk or mixer. Add the beaten egg, followed by the miso and combine.

Using a hand whisk, combine the baking powder, baking soda, sea salt flakes, spelt flour and the wheatgerm and bran to ensure even distribution of raising agent.

Mix this together with the butter and sugar and combine quickly and thoroughly – you don’t want to overwork the mixture. Stir through the chocolate chips.

Line two baking trays with baking parchment. Take an ice cream scoop of dough per cookie, and roll them into balls using your hands.

Place the balls on a tray, cover, and leave to chill in the fridge overnight. Chilling them prevents the dough spreading too much when it comes to baking them. If you can’t wait this long, you can chill just for a couple of hours and bake, but be prepared for the dough to spread a bit more.

When you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to 180°C and bake the cookies for 12-16 minutes (depending on the ferocity of your oven and how soft / chewy you want them to be). Space them out evenly allowing roughly 10cm between each ball of dough to allow them to spread. You may need to do them in batches – I do roughly four per tray.

Leave them to cool on the tray. These are best enjoyed fresh, but will keep for up to three days stored in an airtight container in a cool dry place.