I adore these cookies. After being diagnosed with Cancer last year, I do my best to eat healthy. I have moments when I crave something sweet and basically just grab whatever is available. When I have these cookies on hand, I can get my sweet fix and not worry about what I am snacking on. The quinoa gives the cookies a nice nutty flavor and crunch you will love! These are so yummy, you will forget how healthy they are!
- 1⅓ cups of quick cooking oats or rolled oats
- ⅓ cup of all purpose flour
- pinch of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 6 tablespoons of room temperature unsalted butter
- ¾ cup of light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup of dark raisins
- ⅓ cup of quinoa
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until fluffed up. Add the egg, cinnamon and vanilla and beat for another 30 seconds until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, mix the oats, raisins, quinoa and flour with baking powder and baking soda and pinch of salt.
- Then using a rubber spatula, fold the oat mixture into the egg mixture.
- Using oiled hands, pick up golf ball sizes of the dough and place them on the cookie sheet about ½ inches apart.
- Bake the cookies ( middle rack) for 10-12 minutes depending on the size of your cookies.
- Cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before attempting to remove them.