Recipes on October 11, 2013 by

Quinoa Cookies with Coconut & Chocolate Chunks

You know what’s good about Fall? It makes us want to bake. You too? Good news, then! Earlier this Fall, we partnered with Food52 for a contest titled, “Your Best Quinoa Recipe.” Over 120 recipes were submitted for the contest. The winning recipe was selected by community voting and Food52 judges. Amber of Loves Food, Loves to Eat  was the chosen winner with her Quinoa Cookies with Coconut & Chocolate Chunks. Congratulations Amber! These look absurdly delicious and make us want to grab a cup of coffee and a good book. You can bet we’ll be making these this weekend so we can do just that.  P.S. If you’re looking for a little quinoa inspiration, the other recipes that were submitted look mouthwatering. 

Quinoa Cookies with Coconut & Chocolate Chunks

Quinoa Cookies with Coconut & Chocolate Chunks
Amber of Loves Food, Loves to Eat

Makes about 24 cookies

  •     1-1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  •     1 tsp Salt
  •     1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  •     1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  •     1/2 cup unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  •     1/4 cup Sugar
  •     1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
  •     1/4 cup Honey
  •     2 large Eggs
  •     1 tsp Vanilla
  •     1/2 tsp Almond Extract
  •     1 cup cooked Quinoa, cooled
  •     1/2 cup Dessiccated Coconut (unsweetened)
  •     1 cup Dark Chocolate Chunks or Chips

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

4.) Mix in flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time. Stir in quinoa, coconut, and chocolate.

5.) 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.


Amanda says:

These cookies are awesome! Now all I need is a good book!

Sharon says:

These look DIVINE! I love Quinoa. I have been eating this ancient grain for years and years now. One question, however…I need to make gluten free.
Which flour and other changes would need to be made to make these without gluten?

Thanks so much for sharing this incredible recipe!

To make this recipe gluten free, you’ll want to replace the whole wheat flour with your favorite gluten free flour blend and add about 1/2-3/4 tsp of xanthan gum.

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