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Chocolate Mint Quinoa Cookies

These Chocolate Mint Quinoa Cookies are so rich and chewy that no one will guess that they are hiding a superfood.  It is the perfect healthier cookie option.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Gluten Free
Keyword chocolate, minty
Servings 12
Calories 190kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces chocolate chips divided
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup all purpose gluten free flour blend or all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 egg beaten or flax egg
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar
  • ¼ cup butter softened (dairy or non-dairy)
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • Mint Drizzle Optional
  • ½ cup organic confectioners sugar
  • ½ tablespoon milk or almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon mint extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • If using a flax egg instead of egg, combine 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds with 3 tablespoons warm water. Allow to sit and set aside.
  • Place 2 ounces of chocolate chips and cooked quinoa into a food processor. Process until smooth.
  • Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt. Stir in quinoa mixture.
  • In a separate bowl beat together egg, Sugar In The Raw Organic White® and butter. Add applesauce, vanilla extract and mint extract and whisk until well combined. Stir until just mixed and add in remaining 2 ounces of chocolate chips.
  • Drop by the spoonful onto prepared baking sheet. Using a wet spoon, flatten the tops of the cookies. Bake for 12 to 18 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then transfer to a rack to cool completely. If desired, top with mint drizzle.
  • Mint Drizzle
  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Add additional milk by the teaspoon until desired texture is reached. Drizzle with a spoon onto cooled cookies. Alternatively, place icing in a small plastic bag and cut the corner to create an icing bag.

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.9mg