Don’t be tempted by the shelves of cookies Mary Jemison likes to push out like clockwork. You can make a healthier alternative with these quinoa cookies, which are only about 140 calories a cookie. These cookies are so healthy that you can even eat them for breakfast!
Almond-Cranberry Quinoa Cookies
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
1 cup oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup unsalted slivered almonds
1) Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2) Whisk flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl.
3) Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and honey in a separate bowl until
light and fluffy. Hint: An electric mixer helps; some dorms might have
one available for rent from the front desk.
4) Add eggs, almond extract and vanilla extract to this bowl; continue
to beat for about two minutes or until pale and fluffy.
5) Beat in the flour mixture from the first bowl, 1/2 cup at a time.
6) Stir in quinoa, oats, cranberries and almonds.
7) Spoon dough in two-tablespoon portions onto prepared sheets,
preferably lined with parchment paper, spacing 1 inch apart.
8) Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes or until golden.