WHO: Loves Food Loves to Eat is a self-described food-fanatic eating her way through Seattle.
WHAT: A cookie that one-ups the rest in our repertoire, on account of virtuousness.
HOW: You know this drill -- just cream, mix, and bake.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Of course we love these cookies because the quinoa makes us feel like we can eat more than one, but even better is the chewy texture and earthy flavor it adds to them. They're different than your average chocolate chip, and that's exactly why we love them.
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Look closely -- this will soon be cookies.
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Whisk your dry ingredients together carefully -- this can be a dangerous kitchen task.
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And now for the creaming of the butter and the sugars. Proceed.
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Wait until everything gets light and fluffy, like so.
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And then in go the eggs, vanilla, and almond extract.
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Those patiently-waiting dry ingredients come into play now. Add them a 1/2-cup at a time.
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Enter: the reason you are allowed to eat 2 of these cookies, instead of 1.
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Enter: the reason you'll want to eat 3 of these cookies, instead of 2.
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And the chocolate. How can this be a bad idea?
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Spoon them onto a lined baking sheet, and slide them into the oven. Have your milk ready.
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Here they are! Eat up -- these are practically protein bars.