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Crispy Quinoa Shortbread Cookies

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Crispy Quinoa Shortbread Cookies
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 22
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The delicious, crunchy quinoa adds flavor and texture to this fun classic shortbread cookie.
Updated Mar 17, 2014

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 bag (12 oz) dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seed
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel

Crispy Quinoa

  • 1/3 cup cooked white quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add flour; beat until crumbly. Shape dough into flattened round; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, toss cooked quinoa and 1 teaspoon oil to coat. Spread evenly in 15x10x1-inch pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, stirring once, until quinoa is light golden brown and crisp. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 3
    Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Unwrap dough. On lightly floured surface, roll dough 1/2-inch thick. Cut with 2 1/2-inch round cutter, rerolling dough as necessary. Place 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 4
    Bake at 350°F 16 to 20 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 5
    Place sheet of waxed paper on cookie sheet. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate baking chips and 1 tablespoon oil uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth. Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper. Sprinkle chocolate with black sesame seed, crispy quinoa and orange peel.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Bake cookies up to 2 days ahead. Store in airtight container. On serving day, dip in chocolate, and decorate.

Nutrition

240 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 25g Total Carbohydrate, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Potassium
110mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
12g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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