Healthy Cookies Recipe

I called these cookies surprise cookies since my kids wouldn’t have gone for the original name. They were asking for Choc.chip cookies and I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand so we all made these together. They are very good, I have made some notes since I made a few changes since I don’t like baking with sugar.  I did put eggs in this recipe, however you can always sub. eggs for ground flax seeds. I have an old coffee grinder that is only used for flax seeds.

Adapted from: Quinoa the Every day Superfood by Patricia Green & Carolyn Hemming

Cook 1/3 cup of quinoa in 2/3 cup of water and set aside to cool

Mix Dry ingredients:

1 1/4cup quick cook oats

1 c coconut

1/3 cup of each sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and flax seeds

1 tsp cinammon

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 cups whole wheat flour

Wet ingredients:

2 eggs

1 1/3 packed brown sugar *** I used 1/4 cup of maple syrup and they weren’t sweet, but my kids enjoyed them just as much, next time I may use 1/2 cup of maple syrup or honey – you could also use Agave Nectar

1 cup butter***  I used margarine, I am sub. next time for safflower oil

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix wet and dry ingredients – you will want to mix butter and brown sugar first if using – then once the mixture is wet, roll into balls and place on cookie sheet – squish down with your hands but not too thin.

Bake 350 until the top and bottoms are brown, allow to cool and enjoy!!

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