Yes, chocolate chip quinoa cookies!
When I was 5 years old, I earned the nickname Cookie Monster from my grandfather, after he caught me repeatedly sneaking chocolate chip cookies from the dining room table.
I wasn’t tall enough to actually see the table…
But that doesn’t mean I didn’t know what was up there!
Fast forward 20+ years.
Although I am older (and taller!) now… I still have a certain turquoise-blue reputation to uphold. 😉
Bring on the quinoa chocolate chip cookies! These chocolate chip quinoa cookies are a fun and creative change of pace if you’re used to white-flour chocolate chip cookies. Try them if you feel adventurous – they are absolutely delicious!
- 1/2 cup minus 1 tbsp quinoa flour (52g)
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 packed tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar (22g)
- 2 tbsp white sugar or xylitol (20g)
- 2-4 tbsp chocolate chips, optional
- up to 2 tbsp milk of choice, as needed
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp vegetable or coconut oil (15g)
Quinoa Cookies Recipe: (Makes 6-8 quinoa cookies, so feel free to double the recipe!) Preheat oven to 310 F, and lightly grease a cookie tray. In a mixing bowl, stir together all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together all liquid ingredients (starting with 1 tbsp milk of choice). Pour wet into dry to form a dough, then add the extra milk of choice if needed. If dough becomes a little too gooey, just freeze 20 minutes or until firm enough to shape into balls. Shape balls, then flatten if a flat cookie is desired. (I did not flatten the ones in the photos.) Bake 8-9 minutes in the middle rack. (As it states on my [Recipe Troubleshooting | http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/faq-page/recipe-questions-and-troubleshooting/] page, you should always bake in the middle rack with my recipes, unless otherwise stated.) The cookies should look undercooked when you take them out, which is completely okay: they will continue cooking as they cool. Don’t try to remove them from the tray for another 15-20 minutes.
*[View Quinoa Cookies Nutrition Facts | http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/quinoa-cookies-nutrition-facts/]*
Questions of the Day:
Did you watch Sesame Street as a kid? And did you have a favorite character?
Given our shared love of chocolate-chip cookies and the color blue, it should come as no surprise that Cookie Monster was my favorite. (Still is!) I also secretly liked Oscar the Grouch because I believed him to be misunderstood. The poor guy probably just needed a cookie…
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