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Peanut Butter and Quinoa Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Peanut Butter and Quinoa Cookies with Chocolate Chips

These chewy cookies were adapted from my favorite dessert cookbook,
Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts.

I have never made anything in this cookbook that was not devoured and LOVED!

Preheat the oven to 350, line baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly oil the pans.

1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, slightly packed
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups unbleached white flour
1 cup quinoa flakes
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup 60% dark chocolate chips chips

In a food processor, cream the peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar until well blended and light in color. Add the applesauce, scraping the sides of the bowl. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add vanilla.

Using a whisk, blend flour, salt, baking soda and powder together. Gently blend dry ingredients into the wet. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Roll the balls into 2" balls, 2 inches apart from another, or drop teaspoons full onto the cookie sheet. However you form them, they will be chewy and delicious!

Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Makes 48 cookies!


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