Quinoa Cookies

quinoa cookiesYes, I have been actively seeking out delicious quinoa recipes.  This one makes it into my recipe box… QUINOA COOKIES!!  (Also deliciously filled with chocolate and coconut… nom nom!)

Here is the original recipe I used.

I will caution you, as the original recipe does, that this is not a gluten-free recipe unless you substitute the wheat flour for a gluten-free flour.  I just use quinoa because it’s delicious and filled with protein!

Quinoa Cookies

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature*
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup quinoa, uncooked measurement (Cooked with 1/2 cup water, then cooled)
1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips**

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F and grease two baking sheets. (Or line with parchment paper.)

2. Stir together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

3. In a separate bowl, cream butter, sugars, and honey with electric mixture until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix until pale and fluffy, about 2 more minutes.  Mix in flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time.

4. By hand, stir in quinoa, coconut, and chocolate.

quinoa cookies 4

5. Spoon balls of dough onto cookie sheets slightly apart and bake until golden, about 10-12 minutes.  Cool on wire racks.

* or if your butter is in the fridge, you can microwave it for a few seconds!
** I used mini chocolate chips.

quinoa cookies3bulk quinoaI was so thrilled about the price of this quinoa my mom picked up for me when she was visiting Amish country!  That beats what I can find where I live!

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About recipeshappen

I'm Bonnie. I'm a pharmacy technician and new wife to Bogdan. I love cooking, usually without recipes. I love good sales and coupons, but haven't quite figured out the best way to find them. I make the typical new-wife mistakes and have burned my share of cookies. I like a cold house and a hot shower all year long.
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5 Responses to Quinoa Cookies

  1. Gotta try this! A friend brought in cranberry quinoa cookies sweetened only with honey and agave. Delicious!

  2. This is going on my “try soon” list! Thanks!:)

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