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
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.