I love to make everything a bit unique .. it makes this entire process of cooking/baking and blogging all the more exciting! Although it is gluten-full (sorry!) and non-vegan I still wanted to add something a little bit special – quinoa and oats!
I was intrigued that when they came out of the oven and cooled the cookies had an apple crisp crust taste to it which was unique for a cookie and delicious nonetheless.
I got the idea for this recipe from the website below:
The recipe calls for pistachios and cranberries but I thought of mixing it up a little with some colours.. you know.. liven things up a little.. oh, wild friday nights.
I think they chocolate gave the cookies more moisture so I’m sceptical on how the pistachios and cranberries would do in terms of dryness in the cookies… but one day I will try it out. The unique texture of the cookies may suit it nicely as a cookie you have with your tea or morning chai ;).
Anyways… on to the recipe..!
1 1/2 cups flour (whole wheat or whole wheat white are okay)
1 t salt
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/4 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 T honey
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cooked quinoa (red or white is fine)
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup of m&m chocolates
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
In my recipe I also substituted the two eggs (because of Navratri fasting) with 1/2 cup of canola oil (should be vegetable oil but I had none).
I was also planning on using chocolate mini eggs (solid chocolate with the candied shell) but they were sold out at the store.. these worked just amazingly.
PH oven to 375*F
In a bowl combine alldry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda/powder)
In a larger bowl combine butter, vanilla extract and honey. Beat the crap out of it until it’s creamy. The add eggs (or oil).
Just beat it *guitar riffs*
1 cup at a time, add the dry mix to the wet mix and beat in thoroughly (dananananaaa daanana ..)
Fold in thequinoa and mixwell
Now add the chocolate or whatever the f*** you’re using.
Roll into 2″ patties and put onto non grease baking sheet or lay onto parchment paper on pan – each cookie 1″ apart.
The website didn’t say how long to bake it for – I baked for about 15 minutes and it turned out bomb diggity .. and that’s all we can ask for 😉
Let cool and enjoy.
If you try it out let me know how you liked it 🙂
Thanks Prity for your awesome photography… 😀 .. she actually focused more on Jack than the actual cookies :/.
Jack Bauer is a ladies man.. good thing he’s fixed.
Peace in… ❤
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