Friday, 21 February 2014

Quinoa double chocolate & cashew cookies

Makes approx 12 
1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
3/4 cup brown sugar 
2 eggs 
1 1/4 cup quinoa flour 
1/3 cup cocao powder 
1 tsp baking soda 
1/4 tsp salt 
1 cup chocolate chips 
1/2 cup raw cashews, chopped 

Preheat oven to 190c 
Cream the butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg one at a time beat till well combined. In another bowl add dry ingredients and stir to combine. Add flour mixture to butter mixture until well combined. Stir in choc chips and cashews. Roll dough into small balls and press flat on greased baking tray. Bake for approx 8-10 minutes. Then allow to cool on rack. 
-you can add any nuts that you like or take them out 

Friday, 14 February 2014

Peanut butter chia cookies

I just bought a new cookbook The Quinoa Revolution and I'm totally hooked on Quinoa. I'm sure the girls at work are totally over hearing about which Quinoa salad I have for lunch. This recipe uses Quinoa flour. It's the first time that I have used this flour and it works very well, the cookies are light and fluffy.
You will need 
1/2 cup peanut butter 
1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
3/4 cup brown sugar 
1 egg 
1tsp vanilla extract 
1 cup quinoa flour 
3/4 tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp baking powder 
2tsp chia seeds 
1/2 cup chopped unsalted peanuts 

Preheat oven 190c put baking paper on tray. 
In mixing bowl add peanut butter, sugar, egg, butter and vanilla mix till combined. 
In medium bowl add flour, baking powder& soda, stir in chia seeds and peanuts. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture and mix well. Scoop dough into balls and place on tray making sure they are 5cms apart. 
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Allow to sit on tray for 4 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool