Quintessential Quinoa Cookies, with Coconut and Chocolate

By D'Arcy F – Toronto, ON
Quintessential Quinoa Cookies, with Coconut and Chocolate
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30
  • Servings: 6

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1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp kosher salt
0.5 tsp baking soda
0.5 tsp baking powder
0.66 cup butter, unsalted, room temperature
0.5 cup brown sugar
0.25 cup honey or maple syrup
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled
0.5 cup coconut, unsweetened
1 cup dark chocolate chips or bits
0.5 tsp nutmeg or allspice
0.5 tsp cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 375° F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

3. With a stand or electric mixer, cream butter, sugars, and honey until light and fluffy.

4. Add eggs, vanilla, and almond extract, and spices, and mix until pale and fluffy, about 2 more minutes.

5. Mix in flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time. Stir in cooked quinoa, coconut, and chocolate. Plop spoon size balls of dough onto sheets an inch or so apart, and bake until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

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