Double Quinoa Power Cookies
 
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Your subconscious will register “cozy comfort” with this nostalgic combination of cranberries, walnuts and cinnamon. Cooked quinoa in the dough gives the cookies a unique and incredibly appealing texture reminiscent of oatmeal and a flavor hinting of toasted sesame.
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Recipe type: Cookie
Serves: 40
Ingredients
  • 1-1/4 cups quinoa flour
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 cup natural cane sugar or packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup virgin coconut oil, warmed slightly, or unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups par-cooked cooked quinoa (see below), cooled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
  2. large baking sheet, lined with parchment paper
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together quinoa flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat sugar, egg, oil and vanilla until blended. Stir in flour mixture until blended. Using a wooden spoon, Stir in quinoa.
  5. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet, spacing them 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on pan on a wire rack for 2 minutes, then transfer to the rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough.
Notes
Cooked Quinoa:

To prepare 1-1/4 cups of par-cooked quinoa, combine ¾ cup quinoa and 1 cup water in a small saucepan . Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes or until liquid is just barely absorbed. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, fluff with a fork, and cool completely for use in the cookies.

Vegan Option: Replace the egg with a flax egg: mix 1-1/2 tbsp flaxseed meal with 3 tbsp warm water and let stand for 5 minutes to thicken.

Tips
* You can add ⅔ cup dried fruits, such as raisins, blueberries, and chopped apricots, or your favorite nuts or seeds (a combination is great, too)
Recipe by power hungry at https://powerhungry.com/2012/05/double-quinoa-power-cookies/