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Pumpkin Quinoa Cookie with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling

We are in the kitchen with Liz from A Sweet Baker today…

I love it when she comes to visit,  she always shares wonderful sweets recipes to satisfy my sugar cravings 🙂

I’ll let her take it from here:

 

Hi everyone!

Can you believe September is almost over? I’ve officially changed from baking with apples to baking with pumpkins. It’s probably one of my favorite times of the year to bake, especially since the weather is getting colder outside. When I made these Gluten Free Pumpkin Quinoa Cookies with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling I hadn’t planned to make them gluten-free at first. You’d never know they were though, because they are so good!

Pumpkin Quinoa Cookies with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling by www.asweetbaker.com on www.whatscookingwithruthie.com


With September in full-swing, it feels like we never even had a break. Lunches, homework, after-school activities, chores, and of course, the germs. We’ve all had some form of the sniffles, sore throat or runny nose. I’m constantly telling my kids to wash their hands, stop biting their nails and stop picking their nose! Is it just me or is this a constant battle in your house too?

Pumpkin Quinoa Cookies with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling by www.asweetbaker.com on www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Good thing they didn’t help me bake up these cookies! When I bake I’m constantly washing my hands and I don’t allow anyone to taste-test until I’m all done. My kids know they rules so when they help and I do catch them sneaking a taste I kick them out of my kitchen! I know, I’m mean.

Hope you enjoy them!

Pumpkin Quinoa Cookies with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling by www.asweetbaker.com on www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Yield: 16

Gluten Free Pumpkin Quinoa Cookie with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin Quinoa Cookies with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling by www.asweetbaker.com on www.whatscookingwithruthie.com
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Cookies:
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • For the White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 4 oz. half package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/8 cup butter, softened
  • 3 oz. 3 squares white chocolate, chopped, melted and then cooled slightly
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Directions:
  2. For the Cookies:
  3. Preheat oven to 350 F and line one cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, add pure pumpkin puree, eggs and vanilla.
  5. Whisk together until smooth.
  6. In another small bowl, add gluten-free flour, cooked quinoa, both sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves.
  7. Mix well until well combined.
  8. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
  9. Using a small cookie scoop, place balls of dough on prepared cookie sheet and lightly flatten with the back of a fork.
  10. Bake for 14 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool completely on cookies sheet and then transfer to an airtight container.
  12. For the White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling:
  13. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, add cream cheese, butter, melted and cooled white chocolate and vanilla and mix on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  14. On low speed, slowly add the icing sugar until you reach desired consistency.
  15. Spread filling on one cookie and sandwich another cookie on top.
  16. Repeat with remaining cookies.
  17. Enjoy!

Makes 15-16 cookies or 7-8 sandwiched cookies

Cookie recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling adapted from Kraft

 

I have to admit I’ve never eaten a cookie with Quinoa in it… I’m totally going to have to make her Pumpkin Quinoa Cookies with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling! Yummo.

You just have to see these other fabulous autumn baking ideas from A Sweet Baker too…

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Thanks so much to Liz for coming to share with us- You can connect with her on: Facebook// Twitter// Pinterest//Google+

Happy Friday!!

xoxo~ Liz and Ruthie

Chef Ruthie

Owners at Cooking With Ruthie
Chef Ruthie is a professionally trained chef who specializes in bringing cuisines, cultures and culinary adventures to your kitchen. Chef Ruthie inspires readers to create in the kitchen, explore the world and find joy in all the many aspects of living!

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