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Let me tell you a story about my camera.

It decided to stop auto-focusing right in the middle of me taking photos of these cookies. I didn’t even know how to manually focus the dang thing until that moment.

I had to learn. Then my camera fixed itself and went back to it’s old ways. Thank goodness.

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Another story? Okay.

A friend tweeted me a link to some quinoa cookies, and I didn’t even look at the recipe (sorry sarah, I love you) but couldn’t get the idea of quinoa and cookies out of my head, so I made some.

Then realized I’ve made quinoa cookies before and they’re one of my all time favorite recipes on this blog. Maybe my memory’s auto-focus is on the fritz, too.

So, round two of quinoa-in-your-cookies went well. Totally different from that first round, but a success and a half if you ask me. Light, chewy, and sweetened with applesauce so your toddler face can eat all of them and you won’t feel bad for one little second.

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Quinoa Cookies

makes 12

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  • 1/4 C quinoa, uncooked
  • 1/2 C applesauce
  • 1/4 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 C raw oats
  • 1/4 C dried cranberries
  • 1 egg
  • 12 chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips, and drop by tablespoon onto a lined cookie sheet. Place a chocolate chip in the center of each cookie.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

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Oh, and one more story. I didn’t write this recipe down the first time I made these. I didn’t realize that until I sat down to write this post – so then I had to get up and make them all over again.

No one was really that upset about it.

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