Recipe for soft chewy cookies with chunks of dark chocolate baked with the goodness of quinoa

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unbleached white flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup cooked quinoa (1/3 cup dried), room temperature
2/3 cup crumbled dark chocolate

How to
Preheat an oven to 190C and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking power and soda and salt.

In another medium bowl, beat the butter, sugar and honey together until smooth and light with an electric hand mixer. Add the eggs, vanilla and almond extract and beat for another 2 minutes.

Mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture a little at a time, and then stir in the quinoa and chocolate chunks until well combined.

Drop small balls of the dough onto the cookie sheets and bake each batch for 12 to 15 minutes until golden. Transfer to wire racks to cool.


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