Monday, September 20, 2010

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Quinoa Cookies

I recently hosted my sister's baby shower; we had a milk and cookies dessert bar. Most of the cookies ended up being vegan, because I made them. However, one of her friends is strictly gluten-free, so I had to find a good gluten-free cookie recipe. I'm not very experienced or knowledgable about GF baking, so this is always a challenge for me.  I googled some cookie recipes and finally settled on this Peanut Butter Quinoa Cookie recipe which also happened to be vegan. I didn't even have time to make a practice round. And yet, they turned out pretty dang good I think. Especially for GF cookies. In fact, the gluten-free friend asked for the recipe. And a couple of people really liked them just as cookies not realizing they were special GF.

Here's what they looked like.

And here's where you can get the recipe, Gluten-Free Goddess.

Some ingredient tips... I found the quinoa flakes and brown rice flour at Sprouts. I already had the tapioca flour, Ener-G Foods Egg Replacer, and xanthan gum from previous baking experiences, and I think you can find them all at Sprouts, Whole Foods, and probably even Fry's Marketplace. I couldn't find vanilla POWDER anywhere, so I just used regular vanilla extract. I did have to make a special trip to Whole Foods for millet flour, I couldn't find that at Fry's Marketplace or Sprouts. The rest should be fairly easy to find at Sprouts, Fry's Marketplace, Whole Foods, and most mainstream grocers. Anyway, enjoy!


Missantrhopics said...

You can use quinoa in cookies!? They look amazing by the way!

Kenike said...

why, yes, yes you can! :) and thanks.