Cherry Greek Yogurt Quinoa Cookies

February 25, 2011 · 29 comments

So you all…or Ya’ll… know how much I adore Chobani Greek Yogurt by now.  You really can’t get tired of listening to me talk about it yet either, we have 33 more recipes to create!

At Thanksgiving I created a recipe for Chewy Chocolatey Toffee Cookies.  What was funny about this cookie, was they were too flat and boring to me.  However, the people my husband works with request this specific cookie all the time, so funny!

I decided to change up the recipe, in hopes that the cookie would not look so flat, and boring.  I also decided to of course include the ever wonderful Chobani Greek Yogurt.  For this recipe I used one of the new flavors, Black Cherry, which is my FAVORITE!!!

Chobani actually sent me a sample of each of the new flavors, I love them!!!

Look at the cute lunchbox too, I could give this to my niece….but I love it too much!  I have not found the new Champions Kids flavors in my local grocery store, which is very sad.   The two flavors they have for the Champions is Very Berry, and Honey Nana.  I am going to replace eggs with the Honey Nana in some Banana Bread.  So excited to share the recipe with you soon!

The Cherry Quinoa cookie recipe is easy, and fun.  It does not include butter or eggs, and still comes out fluffy.  The dough is thick, I was worried it would be too runny.

I have a Quinoa Cookie recipe that I decided to introduce to the Greek Yogurt cookies.  YUP, that was a wise choice on my part, they really did get along well.

The dough is my new favorite cookie dough to use, and is easy to accommodate to your favorite cookie recipe.   I have used Vanilla Chobani Greek Yogurt, and made Chocolate Butterscotch cookies.  If you use the Vanilla flavor, you do not need to use the 1 tsp of vanilla in the recipe.  If you do not use quinoa and oatmeal, use 2 1/4 cups of flour.

Recipe:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Bake cookie for about 8-10 minutes, depending on oven.

Make about 35-40 cookies, depending on size.

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup canola oil

1/4 cup pure cane sugar

1 cup Greek yogurt

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 cups flour

1/2 cup quinoa ground in blender

1/2 cup oatmeal ground in blender

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 cups cherry flavor craisins, or dried cherries

Directions:

Mix brown sugar, oil, pure cane sugar, Greek yogurt, vanilla together.

Next, in separate bowl, mix flour, quinoa, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt together.  Slowly mix into wet mixture.

Mix in cherries, and if you choose 1/2 cup of nuts.

What is your favorite cookie?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

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  • http://twitter.com/nella22 Nelly Rodriguez

    Super interesting to read about Chobani in baking. Even more so when I hear someone say they’re not baking with eggs or butter! How would you compare the texture of these cookies to “normal” cookies? I imagine with the baking soda and powder it’s a trade off (sorta), but I’m wondering about the chew factor? I;m being a geek, I know, but what else am I gonna wonder about at 12.12am!? Oh, and my favorite cookie? Classic Chocolate Chip….oh wait, or Samoas. nom nom nom!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I so need to send you a recipe I found for homemade Samoas!!! Nom Nom Nom for sure:-) The cookie is soft, more like a muffin top. Not chewy, very fluffy, and just delicious!

  • http://www.yummychunklet.wordpress.com YummyChunklet

    Yet another great post and recipe!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you for all always reading and saying such lovely comments on my blog!!! It means so much to me:-)

  • http://sabrina-eatdrinkandbemerry.blogspot.com Sabrina

    yes! I love this! I was surprised to find many uses for yogurt! I actually told my husband to use our plain yogurt in his mac n cheese when we were out of milk. You couldn’t even tell the difference!!

    Anyways..im loving your blog and wanted to give you the One Lovely Blog Award! you can find it on my blog here: http://sabrina-eatdrinkandbemerry.blogspot.com/2011/02/bananas-foster-blondies-and-another.html

    have a great weekend!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for you kindness!!! You are so sweet to give me the blog award:-) I have used Greek yogurt in mac and cheese too, it really is delicious. I love the creamy texture it creates in the mac and cheese! I am working on having all my blogs for the Greek yogurt recipes in one location, so you can see some other ways to enjoy Greek yogurt!
      Thank you again for you kindness:-)
      Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/SBayRantsnRaves SouthBay RantsnRaves

    aha! This is the yogurt I was looking for that was on the tip of my tongue. I knew it had a funny name. Will try to find it again. Also I never knew quinoa could be good for cookies. Good thing I have half a bag left.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Chobani is sooooo yummy!!! I have tried several brands, and always come back to them. Quinoa is so fun to create new recipes with, have fun with your remaining quinoa!!

  • Food Frenzy

    Chobani is sooo good. Love the recipe and idea for the cookies.

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    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much! I will definitely head on over to your site, thank you for inviting me!! Your site looks really fun, excited to enjoy everyone’s recipes!

  • http://mywanderingspoon.wordpress.com/ Irena

    Very interesting recipe, I love Greek yogurt in most of baking goodies, thanks for sharing:)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for stopping by!!! :-)

  • http://katcupcake.blogspot.com/ Kat

    I love cherries and cherry yogurt is definately my favorite too.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful and healthy recipe

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I agree, cherries are pretty delicious. Chobani was so smart creating a wonderful new flavor like Black Cherry, YUM!!!

  • http://inkatrinaskitchen.blogspot.com/ In Katrina’s Kitchen

    Oh your blog is so cute!! Love it! I’m giving Chobani a try this week. I chose strawberry. I recently tried a different Greek yogurt and was not liking it. I’m trying again with Chobani! Wish me luck!! Ha ha!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you do make the Samoas – they were very tasty!!

    ♥ – Katrina

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I keep talking about your Samoas recipe, so I definitely will have to make them!!! They sound so amazing:-)

      Thank you for the kind words!!! I hope you enjoy the Chobani brand. I have tried several brands of Greek yogurt, but always come back to Chobani. Good Luck (Bonne Chance) with Chobani!!!

      Hugs, Terra

  • Briarrose

    I would never have thought to add yogurt into cookies….what a great idea. :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! I hope you try making cookies with Greek yogurt, you will love it!!! They are so fluffy, soft, and delicious:-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Retete-de-Suflet/100000576229078 Retete de Suflet

    Hello. Tahnks for visiting my blog and your nice comment. This recipe is very intriguing for me, because I didn’t use quinoa yet. Thanks for sharing
    Have a nice week
    Brindusa @ Cooking with my soul

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! I look forward to reading more of your blogs! Quinoa is so versatile, and fun to cook with. Enjoy:-)
      Take care,
      Terra

  • http://www.facebook.com/EmilySchildt Emily Schildt

    Thanks for this fantastic recipe, Terra! I can’t wait to share them with our fans.

    Best,

    Emily, Chobani

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you Emily!!! I love your company, and have so much fun creating new recipes with Chobani:-) Soon I will have my Greek yogurt recipes in a centralized location, so it is easier for people to locate. I want everyone to enjoy the 20 different recipes I have created so far:-)
      Thank you again,
      Take care,
      Terra

  • http://motherrimmy.com Motherrimmy

    What a great cookie idea. I love the use of quinoa and oatmeal! Yum!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lindsey-Forkey/63603379 Lindsey Forkey

    Yay for Chobani! I’m a Chobani FANATIC so I was very excited when I saw this recipe! I have yet to actually BAKE with Chobani but I’m adding this to my list. THanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lindsey-Forkey/63603379 Lindsey Forkey

    Yay for Chobani! I’m a Chobani FANATIC so I was very excited when I saw this recipe! I have yet to actually BAKE with Chobani but I’m adding this to my list. THanks!

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  • http://costcocuisine.blogspot.com/ Mike

    I have a friend at work that needs to have gluten free food and this looks like a fun way to make him some cookies.

    Plus, I like quinoa and this will also be a good experiment baking with it.

    Thanks!

  • Shema George

    Thank you for participating in the Cookie Party at LifeScoops. These cookies are definitely delicious. I have added these to Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/hishema/cookies/)

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