Quinoa Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Updated: Jun 06, 2023

Quinoa Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
General Information
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • 10-12 cookies


  • Almond flour
    Almond flour
  • Dried cranberry
    Dried cranberry
  • Pistachio
  • Baking Soda
    Baking soda
  • Salt
  • coconut oil
    Coconut oil
  • Coconut sugar
    Coconut sugar
  • chocolate chips
    Chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 1 cup of HerbaZest Red Quinoa Flour
  • 1/2 cup of dried cranberry (+ for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup of pistachio (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • Salt (pinch)
  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips (dark)


These quinoa shortbread cookies with cranberries and pistachios are nutty, crumbly, and truly delightful. But more importantly, they are made with healthy ingredients. Ground almonds and quinoa add a crunchy texture and protein, whereas pistachios and cranberries enrich the dough with fiber, healthy fats, and mild sweetness. Topped with dark chocolate, these quinoa shortbread cookies are here to stay!

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl (except for the chocolate chips) and mix until well combined. The dough will be crumbly.(5 minutes)
  2. Spread a piece of plastic wrap on the counter, transfer the dough unto it, and shape it into a cylinder with your hands. Wrap it in the plastic and freeze for 1.5 -2 hours.(2 hours)
  3. Before taking the dough out of the freezer, preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C), and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  4. Now, take out the dough and slice it into 12 equal slices.(5 minutes)
  5. Place the slices on the baking sheet using a flip spatula and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn golden.(15 minutes)
  6. Take out of the oven and set aside to cool completely.(15 minutes)
  7. Melt the chocolate in the microwave, top each cookie with it, and garnish with dried cranberries and quinoa flakes (optional). Enjoy!(5 minutes)