Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Quinoa

oatmeal quinoa cookie

Do your kids like chocolate chip cookies? How about oatmeal chocolate chip? I decided to add some quinoa flakes in the batter to experiment with the flavor and texture. The cookies came out slightly crispy, sweet and cakey in the middle.  Quinoa flakes are a great way to add some nutrition to baked goods and it was super easy adding it to these cookies. Many kids may not like quinoa, but in these cookies they will never know it’s in there. Get your kids involved by letting them help you cream the sugars with the butter, mix the ingredients and shape the cookies.

Carryover Picture Books:

mouse cookieIf You Give A Mouse A Cookie is a favorite book of mine by Laura Numeroff. What happens if you give a mouse a cookie? He will ask for a glass a milk. If he asks for a glass of milk, he will want a ……The book goes on and on until the end when the mouse wants a cookie again. A fun and delightful book to read to any child ages 3 and up.  To work on language and learning with this book, ask questions, make comments and initiate conversation about the characters in the book. Have your child make up their own “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie” book. Help them carryover the story by drawing a picture of their favorite scene and talking about it. Ask your child, “What is your favorite cookie?”  and review what occurred in the story. The second or third time reading the book, pause before the next page and see if your child can guess what the next sentence is….

duckling cookieFor the full review, click  The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?

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2 cups of all purpose flour
3/4 cup of quick cooking oats
1/2 cup of quinoa flakes
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 cup of unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup of light brown sugar
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips

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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a bowl, cream together butter and sugars. With an electric mixer cream until fluffy. Add eggs on a time. Add vanilla extract.

3. In a separate bowl combine flour through salt. Whisk ingredients together.

4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until combined.

5. Fold in chocolate chips.

6. With your hands, make cookies the size of a golf ball. Flatten and bake on a greased cookie sheet for about 10-12 minutes or until brown and crispy.

7. Take out of oven and let cool on a cooling rack.
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