Freekeh Black Quinoa Cookies

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These delicate buttery wholegrain cookies, made with ground green spelt berries, black quinoa, butter and egg, sweetened with pure stevia extract, are delicious plain, dipped in dark chocolate, or sandwiched with flavoured cream.
Freekeh (also known as Grünkern in Germany) is roasted green spelt berries. The spelt is harvested when it is still young and green. It is then slow roasted over coals in the hulls, and is then de-hulled resulting in a beautiful green spelt berry.

Freekeh Black Quinoa Cookies

adapted from Eat Smarter
  • 150 g Green spelt berries, ground into flour
  • 50 g Black quinoa, uncooked
  • 0.2 g Pure stevia extract powder (or 75 g sugar)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100 g Cold butter, cubed
  • 1 Egg
  1. Combine together the ground green spelt, black quinoa, stevia extract powder and pinch of salt. Add in cubed butter and rub into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs, then, using your hands, add in egg to bring it together.
  2. With your hands, flatten out the ball of dough until it is about 2cm thick, then wrap it in cling film and leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Roll out the dough between two parchment sheets until about 3 mm thick. Cut out cookies with cookie cutters and place on a baking tray lined with parchment. Bake for about 10 minutes. Let cool on the tray for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


Rosa's Yummy Yums 17/7/14 18:34

Very original! I wish I knew where to find freekeh here...



Pam 17/7/14 18:47

They look pretty and delicious!

Ashley 17/7/14 19:04

Your baked goods are always so different! And awesome looking! I've never used freekeh before but it's been on my list to try forever now.

Sue/the view from great island 17/7/14 19:09

I love the little flower shapes ---- these would make great hostess gifts!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 17/7/14 19:49

Your cookies are so pretty and as always, love your presentations.

Jean | 17/7/14 20:21

Angie, I'm always looking for a crisp little not-too-sweet cookie to have with tea, and these look lovely!

Kitchen Belleicious 17/7/14 20:37

oh those cookies are incredible. I love the texture and the touch of saltiness. YUM

Evelyne CulturEatz 17/7/14 22:40

Finally an unusual ingredient I know: Freekeh! Just never saw it in flour form. These cookies are really fun and creative.

Juliana 18/7/14 02:05

This thin cookies look great, and yes, they are healthy too...very creative.
Hope you are having a colorful week Angie :D

Tricia Buice 18/7/14 02:12

That's a beautiful cookie Angie. It looks wonderfully flaky and flavorful. Great recipe!

MunatyCooking 18/7/14 03:58

Freekeh is my favorite grain, I like it savory or sweet. It's an amazing grain, low in calories and keeps you feeling full for long time. I never had it in cookies, but I have some in hand, and after seeing your clicks I think I'm going to make some freekeh cookies soon, I'm so curious right now :)

Unknown 18/7/14 05:39

These cookies are so pretty! I love all the wholesome ingredients you always use - what a great and healthy idea to use freekeh and black quinoa - so creative!

Nancy 18/7/14 07:41

Angie, these cookies are gorgeous and the ingredients sound delicious. Thanks for sharing!

cristina 18/7/14 09:06

These cookies are so pretty with the black quinoa, Angie! :)

Unknown 18/7/14 09:12

These cookies look so yummy! I would love to have one right now!

lenia 18/7/14 10:08

Packed with nutrients and pretty! What's more to ask?

Unknown 18/7/14 10:25

The cookies looks perfectly crumbly and delicate. Suddenly, I got in the cookie mood...

ela h.
Gray Apron

Alida 18/7/14 12:29

Oh wow! These could easily become very trendy. I love the shape and how you have made them. Such a healthy snack to have. So much better than those industrial and refined snacks you get these days!

Foodfunfreak 18/7/14 12:41


Food Fun Freak

Barbara 18/7/14 13:11

They do look buttery and delicate. Pretty shape and so many healthy ingredients in one cookie. Impressive, Angie.

Gourmet Getaways 18/7/14 13:47

Those cookies look pretty and healthy! I like the styling, too :)

Gourmet Getaways

Caroline Taylor 18/7/14 13:52

I've not seen black quinoa before, these sound really interesting.

Emma | Fork and Good 18/7/14 13:57

I keep seeing a lot of freeka in my local market lately, so thank you for a well timed recipe! These look so cute!

Shashi 18/7/14 14:27

Angie these cookies are gorgeous - so delicate! I love your use of ground freekeh and black quinoa in these.

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 18/7/14 14:49

These cookies look so delicious, but having quinoa and freekah? That is really intriguing!

Choc Chip Uru

Mijú 18/7/14 16:26

Estupendas fotos.
me encanta la quínoa, pero con el problema que están teniendo en sus lugares de origen, estoy a la espera para ver si se arregla y puedo volver a comprar.
Un saludito

Unknown 18/7/14 18:45

These are so cute!! I love the speckles in them!

Hema 18/7/14 18:53

The cookies look fantastic, healthy and delicious too..

Gloria Baker 18/7/14 22:02

These cookies look wonderful Angie:)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 18/7/14 22:30

Very pretty cookies with all of their little freckles, Angie :)

Geri Saucier 18/7/14 22:31

Yum I wish I could eat one now:)

fimere 18/7/14 23:33

ILS sont beaux à croquer
bonne soirée

Thalia @ butter and brioche 19/7/14 01:02

I have so much freekeh in my pantry that i have no idea how to use.. thanks for sharing this recipe. i definitely will be giving it a go!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 19/7/14 01:58

Beautiful cookies Angie; and presented so well! I need a cookie now!

ann low 19/7/14 03:53

Hi Angie, These cookies look pretty and delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Sokehah cheah 19/7/14 05:19

Don't they look cute and as always can't help admiring your clicks, Angie!

Mary @ Fit and Fed 19/7/14 06:14

Interesting, I had never heard of freekah before, but now I see that I can get it on Amazon either as is or ground into flour. These cookies look healthy and delicious. Thanks for expanding my culinary horizons!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 19/7/14 12:03

What a wonderful idea, these cookies are so beautiful and I bet taste amazing, I love using quinoa in recipes and this one is definitely being added to that list.

Unknown 19/7/14 12:21

These cookies look simply delicious! I love the idea of adding quinoa to the cookies, they look like black sesame seeds.

Veronica 19/7/14 17:03

Another one of your unique cookies. Looks crispy and pretty.

pepper bowl 19/7/14 17:09

Love those floral shaped cookies!! sure, loved by the kiddos!!

Deepti 19/7/14 18:00

Wonderfully done! you introduce me to so many new ingredients... love the crispy, delicate cookies.

Choclette 19/7/14 18:35

Oh Angie, these biscuits look so attractive with the black quinoa dots. I just love your recipes and the ingredients you use. I always wondered what freekeh was and now I know.

Sharon D. 19/7/14 19:53

Angie, these are so cute! You never cease to amaze me. You're amazing with ingredients.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 19/7/14 22:26

Gosh, almost a guilt free cookie!! Such a cute shape, too!

Anonymous 19/7/14 22:39

Waw, Angie! very special cookies! Now, I can use some of my 200 cookie cutters again,...Now, with what shape shall I begin? MMMMM! x

chow and chatter 19/7/14 23:47

love these and your so good with using different grains

Monica 20/7/14 03:17

This really is a smart way to enjoy a classic butter cookie. They look so cute but I imagine a very nice sophisticated taste and flavor to them.

The Yum List 20/7/14 04:45

I have a packet of freekeh in my fridge. I was wondering what to do with it other than make it into a salad. Thanks for another idea!

Beena 20/7/14 06:07

Delicious healthy cookies

Couscous & Consciousness 20/7/14 06:55

What utterly gorgeous looking cookies, Angie. I've been on the lookout for freekeh for ages, as I have a whole raft of dishes I want to try, but have never been lucky enough to find it here. I will definitely be adding these to the list, for that day when I finally find some :-)

GG 20/7/14 09:55

These look lovely, I have a tub of Freekah in the cupboard, these seeme a perfect opportunity to use it. GG

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 20/7/14 16:02

The idea of dipping them in chocolate is wonderful Angie! A great twist on cookies!

Anonymous 20/7/14 18:23

Tasty and such a wonderfull luscious health booster!!!

Beth 20/7/14 21:01

Such pretty cookies - and so healthy!

mjskit 21/7/14 00:37

How do you come up with these creative cookie recipes? Looks like a healthy AND delicious cookie!

Regina 21/7/14 01:22

These cookies are so different and creative. I've never used freekeh before but can't wait to try it.

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 21/7/14 05:03

These looks sound healthy and I would love them for a treat. I love your presentation.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 22/7/14 04:42

I always love that flower shape cookie cutter. And i love freekeh. Hence-I will love this cookie!

Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes 22/7/14 11:41

Wow! Every time I come over for a visit Angie, you introduce me to another yummy and healthy ingredient. These look amazing. Love the way you stacked them up for the photos.

tigerfish 23/7/14 03:34

Freekeh and quinoa must be good friends. I bought a "rice-mix" recently that combine both of them in a single package. Your bakes are always so nutritious and power-packed.

FLAVZCORNER 23/7/14 16:49

Cookies made with spelt flour sounds really interesting and the shape of flower makes it more pretty. Love the way you come up with these unique recipes every time!!!

Reeni 24/7/14 03:30

There's not many cookies you can feel good about eating like this one! They 're so pretty! I'll put on a pot of tea if you bring some over. :-)

Cheri Savory Spoon 25/7/14 17:30

What a beautiful cookie Angie, love the way the quinoa dots the cookie and the flower shape. Will be looking for freekeh here, I believe I can find it in some stores in the bulk section. Thanks for a great little cookie recipe!

Ann Jones 26/7/14 14:07

I'm trying to convince my family to eat more quinoa and these look great! I love that you used quinoa in cookies :)

Alice 27/7/14 05:41

I recently enjoy quinoa and this really attracts me!
can change the green spelt berries flour to other kind?
Thks Angie for all the inspirations! :)

Nammi 30/7/14 06:27

Hi!, I always learn something new from you, these look very delicious curious about the taste :)

Chaya 31/7/14 22:25

The more I learn about quinoa, the more versatile, I find it is and this certainly is a new way to use it.

Anonymous 11/8/14 22:30

Friday I heard about Freekeh for the first time. And here you are making cookies from the stuff! Impressive!


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