Quinoa Raisin Cookies

Created by: Amy Green of SimplySugarandGlutenFree.com

You’ll love my gluten-free, refined sugar-free spin on Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. For those of you who can’t eat oats, these are the  perfect solution. And, if you can eat oats make these anyway. They’ve got a healthy nutritional boost from quinoa flakes. I remember the days when I couldn’t make a gluten-free cookie that was soft and chewy with just the right texture and mouth feel. Thank goodness those days are gone.
Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

3/4 cup palm sugar (aka – coconut palm sugar)

1 large egg

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 tablespoons water

1 cup Amy’s Basic Flour Blend

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup quinoa flakes

1 cup raisins

Directions:

1.Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Line 2 baking sheets with silpats or parchment paper.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add the palm sugar in 2 additions, letting it mix in thoroughly before adding more.  Add the egg and mix until uniformly combined, then mix in the vanilla extract and water.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour blend, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt.  Add to the butter mixture in one addition and mix until combined.  Add the quinoa flakes and mix in, then add the raisins and mix just until they’re evenly distributed throughout.

4. Use a cookie scoop or two soup spoons to drop the cookies onto the prepared cookie sheet.  Bake one sheet at a time for 12 – 14 minutes, rotating 180 degrees halfway through. The cookies are done when they just start to get light golden brown around the edges.  Let cookies cool on the sheet for several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Makes about 24 2-inch cookies.

Enjoy!

Amy Green is an Author, Blogger and Recipe Developer extraordinaire. She is the founder of SimplySugarandGlutenFree.com and the co-founder of BalancedPlatter.com. Her recipes are gluten-free and refined sugar-free. Amy is making food healthier and more irresistible one recipe at a time.

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