Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies
Yield: dozen cookies Prep 20 mins Cook 3 mins Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes per batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 bag (10 or 11.5 oz) bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bag (10 or 11.5 oz) white baking chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees . Heat a 2- to 3-quart saute pan over medium heat. Add quinoa. Cook, stirring constantly, until quinoa pops, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, oats, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and popped quinoa. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat butter and both sugars until smooth and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. On low, beat in vanilla. Spoon flour mixture into bowl and beat on low just until combined. With a wooden spoon, stir in both kinds of chips and the walnuts. Drop dough onto baking sheets by large spoonfuls (about 3 tbsp) 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes per batch. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 196, Fat, total (g): 11, chol. (mg): 22, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 24, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 3, sodium (mg): 64, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.