How can we have Christmas without cookies were the first thoughts that crossed my mind. However, I continued discussing presents for her dad with Yashvi. I was right, even though I had Cranberry Chia Muffins in my dessert menu for the day she still insisted on having cookies too. So here I came up with this last moment Peanut Butter Chocolate Quinoa Cookies recipe. These cookies are easy to bake and yet so delicious and not to forget its nutrition part.
I used quinoa flour for this recipe. Quinoa flour has a slight after taste flavor and hence these cookies pair excellent with milk/coffee/tea. But if you aren’t a quinoa person you can use oat flour. I am always stacked with fresh ground peanut butter. It’s been a while I haven’t baked desserts with it. Incorporating this in my ingredient list was my natural choice. While I was whipping the cookie batter and preparing the oven along with the cookie sheet suddenly from behind Yashvi screams “Mommy what about chocolate chips”? . I generously folded in dark chocolate chips into the cookie batter and was totally zapped by her excitement. The house smelled so delicious and so Christmas. Yashvi was my taster. Let me tell you she is a huge fan of quinoa so she loved these cookies immediately. She totally approved of these cookies.
We all enjoyed this unplanned dessert that evening and we are going to put Peanut Butter Chocolate Quinoa Cookies with milk near our fireplace and wait for Santa Clause to come and enjoy this protein rich healthy treat.