Quinoa Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chunks

quinoa chocolate cookies

Cookies are something you never grow too old to indulge in. Though I've developed more of a taste for savory things, that doesn't mean decadence has to be sacrificed along with flavor. I just use less sweetener generally in my treats and desserts with attention to more wholesome ingredients that contribute plenty of flavor in their own right.

Enter quinoa cookies with fine dark chocolate chunks. These chewy cookies are sweet, but now overly so, with the goodness of nutty quinoa complemented by the chocolate, some vanilla and a hint of almond extract. They are easy to make up and a good way to use up any leftover quinoa and, in my opinion, fine enough to grace any holiday plate too.

Quinoa Cookies with Dark Chocolate ChunksQuinoa Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chunks
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Published on December 12, 2014

Soft chewy cookies with chunks of dark chocolate baked with the goodness of quinoa

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  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (1/3 cup dried), room temperature
  • 2/3 cup crumbled dark chocolate
  • Preheat an oven to 375° and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking power and soda and salt.

  • In another medium bowl, beat the butter, sugar and honey together until smooth and light with an electric hand mixer. Add the eggs, vanilla and almond extract and beat for another 2 minutes.

  • Mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture a little at a time, and then stir in the quinoa and chocolate chunks until well combined.

  • Drop small balls of the dough onto the cookie sheets and bake each batch for 12 to 15 minutes until golden. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Makes about 24 small cookies

Quinoa Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chunks

More cookies please:
Peanut Butter Cookies Dough Bites
Blueberry Lemon Cake Cookies
Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cayenne Peanut Butter Cookies

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1 comment:

Joanne said...

I was thinking you used quinoa flour but am definitely intrigued to see that actually you mixed in cooked quinoa! I'm sure that makes for a great texture.