This was actually my first baking experiment with quinoa. I wanted something that sort of reminded me of fall, cozy times, and early sunsets.
These cookies totally deliver and are actually one of the few cookies that get better with time!
Andrea’s Quinoa Spice Cookies
- 1.5C Cooked Quinoa
- 1C Whole Wheat Pastry Flour + 4 TBSP
- 2tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2tsp Allspice
- 1/2tsp Ground Clove
- 1/2tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4tsp Baking Soda
- 2TBSP Sugar
- 2TBSP Ground Flax
- 1/2C Dried Cranberries
- 1/2C Crushed/chopped Walnuts
- 1C Soymilk
- 2TBSP Molasses
- 2tsp Vanilla Extract
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. In medium sized mixing bowl, combine soymilk, vanilla, and molasses. Whisk until combined, set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine all remaining ingredients. Mix until everything is combined. The flour will start to coat the quinoa. Add in the liquid mixture to the quinoa mixture slowly. Stir until everything is combined. If the mixture seems thick and like you might need more liquid, add a splash more of soymilk.
On a lined or greased cookie sheet, drop the cookie mixture by the spoonful. These take a little bit longer to cook than regular cookies. About 12 minutes or a few minutes longer. Just until the cookies firm up and a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool for a few minutes and then serve.
These cookies turned out exactly like I was hoping they would! They remind me of a nice spice or gingerbread cookie that are common around the holidays. Every time Scott and I eat these cookies, the phrase, “Dang this are some good cookies!” is frequently heard. :p
What I’m finding with quinoa is that it does make batters heavy and increases the cooking time. This is the case the with the cookies, they cook longer than regular cookies. Just keep an eye on them to make sure you don’t over cook them.
Just an FYI, all the cookies (and most everything actually) I make freeze wonderfully. This cookies will last in the freezer and just zap them quick in the microwave when you want a nibble.
These cookies are chewy, crunchy, and spicy. They are perfect little bites of a healthy dessert.
Have fun guys and remember, always play with your food! Enjoy!