Oatmeal Quinoa Raisin Cookies

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!

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 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

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the oats, raisins, quinoa and flour with baking powder and baking soda and pinch of salt.
  4. Then using a rubber spatula, fold the oat mixture into the egg mixture.
  5. Using oiled hands, pick up golf ball sizes of the dough and place them on the cookie sheet about ½ inches apart.
  6. Bake the cookies ( middle rack) for 10-12 minutes depending on the size of your cookies.
  7. Cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before attempting to remove them.

 

 

 

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