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Short stack of healthier chocolate chip cookies with quinoa and almond butter on white plate and more cookies in the background
Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies with Quinoa and Almond Butter
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies with Quinoa and Almond Butter have crispy edges and a chewy center.  The perfect cookie combination!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten free
Yield: 60 cookies
Calories: 90 kcal
  • 1 1/4 cups quinoa flour
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking pans with parchment paper.
  2. In medium mixing bowl, whisk together quinoa flour, gluten free flour, and baking soda until combined.  Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter, almond butter, sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.

  4. Add the salt, vanilla and eggs to the butter mixture and beat until well combined.

  5. On low speed, beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture until completely incorporated.

  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.

  7. Drop the dough by 1-tablespoon portions about 2 inches apart onto the prepared pans.

  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft).

  9. Cool slightly on pan.  Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.



Recipe adapted from Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood

Nutrition Facts
Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies with Quinoa and Almond Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.