Quinoa Cookies with Coconut & Chocolate Chunks

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1/2 cup dessiccated coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips

Instructions

1 _ Preheat oven to 375° F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2 _ Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

3 _ With a stand or electric mixer, cream butter, sugars, and honey until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and almond extract, and mix until pale and fluffy, about 2 more minutes.

4 _ Mix in flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time. Stir in quinoa, coconut, and chocolate.

5 _ Plop spoon size balls of dough onto sheets an inch or so apart, and bake until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

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