Monday, April 9, 2012

Quinoa, Oats, Almond and Cranberry Cookies....for a Dear Friend!

 Almond-Cranberry Quinoa Cookies

 Oatmeal Cranberry Flaxseed

I have a good friend who was diagnosed with high cholesterol.....I promised him that I will try to make him some cookies for his coffee....

Searching for more healthy cookies with oats, flax seeds, and olive oil (good products for high cholesterol), I found two cookies Almond-Cranberry Quinoa Cookies and Oatmeal Cranberry Flaxseed. I have to admit that the Oatmeal Cranberry Flaxseed is not one of my favourites, to be honest I did not like it, but when you have a restricted diet and are craving for something sweet it is a good option. However, the Almond-Cranberry Quinoa Cookies I really liked it!.....The combination of dry ingredients with the cooked Quinoa has an interesting texture for me.....

I have adapted both recipes.

Almond-Cranberry Quinoa Cookies (adapted from
1 cups wheat flour
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
50 grams of butter
1/3 cup of sugar plus 1 tablespoon of honey
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
1 cup old-fashioned oats
½  cup dried cranberries
2/3  cup slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 375°.
Mix the flour, oats, salt, and cranberries.
Beat the butter with the sugar and honey until is creamy. Incorporate the eggs and extracts. Add the cooled quinoa.
In a rainy motion, add the mix of flour, oats, salt, and cranberries. Incorporate the almonds and mix well.
With a tablespoon, put dough on a baking paper. Cook them for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Today, I bake them for us. I did not have cranberries, but used dry apricots instead. They taste very good.....ENJOY!!

Oatmeal Cranberry Flaxseed Cookies (adapted from

1/2 Cup Olive oil
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1 omega-3 egg
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
1/2 Cup flaxseed, ground
1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Cup dried cranberries
1 Cup rolled oats
1/2 cup of pistachios

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a bowl, mix oil and sugar together. Add egg and vanilla, mix them well.
In a rainy motion, add flour, ground flaxseed and baking soda. Mix it until it is homogeneous. Incorporate the cranberries and rolled oats.
With a tablespoon, distribute pieces of dough on a baking paper. Cook it for 12 minutes, or until golden. Taste it....Enjoy if you can!...I did not like them!!


  1. These cookies look wholesome and right up my alley!

  2. Se ven unas cookies muy apetecibles las apunto , entre el colesterol y la diabetes ...nuestras recetas se tienen que adaptar ...besos MARIMI