Crispy Quinoa Cookies Recipe

This is another yummy gluten-free recipe that was given to me by a friend who also has coeliacs disease. They only take about 15 minutes in the oven to bake so are a quick and easy recipe to follow. Be warned, not only gluten sufferers will want these once you have made them. My husband David can’t wait for them to get out of the oven before he is wanting one.

1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup raw sugar ( I use organic palm sugar)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup crunchy peanut paste (check label)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup rice flour
3/4 cup quinoa flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 cup raw peanuts (optional)
1/2 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder

Preheat oven to 175C or 160 fan forced.
Beat honey, sugar, butter, peanut butter and vanilla in a medium size mixing bowl with electric mixer until nice and creamy.
Sift rice flour, baking powder and salt together and combine with quinoa flakes in a separate bowl. Add to honey mixture and beat together until well blended. Add peanuts if desired to the mixture.
Drop teaspoons of mixture onto non-greased baking sheet, 2 inches apart to allow for spreading.
Bake for approx 12 – 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow to stand on tray for a minute or two and then remove and place on a wire rack to cool down.

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