Cookies Recipe!!

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Milk Chocolate Nutmeg Quinoa Cookies!

I never thought I could watch so much Downton Abbey.  I also never thought they could make a TV Series like Downton Abbey.  I also have never thought so sincerely about stealing the wardrobe from a show’s costuming department.  Either way, being sick was not too bad, as you saw from last week’s “This Is What I Do When I’m Sick“, and the votes are in.

It’s funny the correlation between gender and desired food item.  All of the women who voted wanted to make cookies, and all of the men who voted wanted the braised beef with beer reduction.  (Surprised, anyone?)

MarylikescookiesBut cookies are so good!

Sadly for the Y-chromosome slinging bunch, more women than men, apparently, read my blog (another surprise?) and it looks like we’re having some Milk Chocolate Nutmeg Quinoa Cookies this weekend.

Replacing dairy and eggs can be hard to make tasty without using store-bought substitutes containing either nuts or soy, both of which I IMG_5083avoid in my kitchen (one more strongly than the other {nuts!}).  A glorious substitute in my baking, I have found, is mashed cannellini beans.  It’s really a two-birds-one-stone symdrome in your preparation: cook up some dried cannellini beans from scratch the night before, use in a cassoulet or some wonderful stew-type dish on a cold winter’s day, and keep the extras in the refrigerator to satisfy your sweet tooth by baking cookies afterwards, or the next morning to eat-a-bunch-of-cookie-dough-first-thing-you-do-in-the-day “wake up”.

Milk Chocolate Nutmeg Quinoa Cookies
Gluten, egg, dairy, nut, soy, and corn-free!

3/4 cup cannellini beans
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
3/4 cup brown rice flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. xantham gum
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. sea salt
2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa*

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 minutes
Yields about 18 cookies

IMG_50841. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Mash cannellini beans in large mixing bowl.
2. Cream in sugars.  Stir in honey.  Add vanilla and nutmeg.
3. In separate bowl, combine brown rice flour, cocoa powder, xantham gum, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
4. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture.  Gradually stir in cooked quinoa, 1/2 cup at a time.  Drop by the tablespoonful onto ungreased baking sheet.  Cook for 9-11 minutes, or until edges begin to brown and center is solid.
5. Remove from oven, let set a few minutes before serving.  Store in an airtight container for up to three days.  (They shouldn’t last that long, but just in case!)

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*To prepare quinoa, cook 1 1/4 cups dry quinoa in 2 1/2 cups boiling water.  Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 15 minutes.

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One response to “Cookies Recipe!!

  1. This looks great! I will definitely have to try this!

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