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Quinoa Cookies, Really?

I love quinoa, but cookies? I wasn’t quite sure about that… but she said they were delish, so I decided to give it a try. And you know what? They truly are! So good that they made my healthy Christmas Cookies List! I made a few changes to the original recipe, so here is my rendition of

Quinoa Cranberry Cookies

1 cup spelt flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature (next time, I might do 1/2 butter and 1/2 unsweetened applesauce)

1/2 cup Truvia Baking Mix (or you could use 1 cup sugar)–the cookies were a tad too sweet for me, so I’ll use less next time

2 large eggs

3 T honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp almond extract

1 1/2 cups olad fashioned oats

1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and coat 2 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl, mix spelt flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Using a mixer, beat togeter butter, Truvia and honey until a bit fluffy, then add milk and extracts. Beat for about 2 minutes. Add flour mixture and gently blend. Stir in quinoa, oats, cranberries and almonds.

Spoon dough unto prepared cookie sheet by rounded tablespoons, about 1″apart and bake 12-15 minutes. My batch made about 28 cookies. Enjoy!!!

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