With 13 grams of protein in a cup of quinoa flakes and over 5 grams in a mere tablespoon of hempseeds, this delicious cookie is packed with protein and contains more fiber, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and minerals than a traditional chocolate chip cookie. And they’re delicious!
1 ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour
½ cup cacao powder or unsweetened baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ pound (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
¼ cup coconut sugar or regular sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 ¾ cups dark chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life brand)
1 ½ cups quinoa flakes (I use Ancient Harvest Quinoa Hot Cereal Flakes)
¼ cup hemp seeds
Directions: Heat oven to 375° F. In medium bowl, combine flour, cacao, baking soda and salt; mix well. In large bowl, beat butter, sugars and vanilla extract with electric mixer until creamy.
Beat in eggs one at a time. Gradually add flour mixture, beating slowly to incorporate. Stir in dark chocolate chips, quinoa flakes and hemp seeds. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake 9 to 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen.
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