My toddler LOVES food in handheld cookie form. These quinoa cookies were an instant hit with him. They taste like pizza yet are arguably more nutritious!
Quinoa Pizza “Cookies”
1 c uncooked quinoa
2 c liquid (water/chicken broth)
Matchstick carrots, mushrooms, finely chopped onion
Cook all above ingredients according to directions on quinoa package (put in put, bring to oil, simmer with lid on 15 minutes)
1 jar tomato paste (5 oz)
4 large pepperonis, diced (*I like applegate farms)
4 sliced provolone cheese, diced
2 large roasted red peppers, diced
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
1 tsp each garlic powder, oregano, basil
Stir all ingredients together. Use a ¼ c cookie scoop (or measuring cup) to drop mixture onto parchment lined baking sheet (you will end up making 2 batches, and can reuse the baking sheet for the second batch, or just use 2 sheets and cook them at the same time). They don’t need to be too far apart because they don’t “grow” much or spread. Once dropped onto sheet, flatten slightly with palm (they’ll be about and inch thick). Bake 30-40 minutes at 375 degrees. Cookies should hold together when they’re done.