Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Snacks

Peanut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Peanut flour chocolate chip cookies are a great way to use that jar of peanut flour you bought and only ended up using for smoothies. 

I like the simplicity of peanut butter cookies so when I purchased a jar of peanut flour thought that I would use it to make cookies too.   Peanut flour recipes tend to be smoothie related so I have been playing around with the flour.  Cookies is an easy and tasty option.  I added chocolate chips to these for the chocolate and peanut flavour combination.  You could always omit the chocolate and just have plain peanut flour cookies if you wished.

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Peanut Flour Cookies

These peanut flour cookies have the texture of a “regular” chocolate chip cookie.  They are firm and are better the next day for more of a “bite” if you are hankering for a tougher cookie.   However tempting it may be to scoff the lot when they come out of the oven, try to put aside a couple for the next day to see the difference in texture.

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Cocoa powder could be added to these cookies but you would probably want to add a tablespoon of coconut milk to the dough to stop them being too dry.  Maybe a dash of spice too.

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Since these cookies are low in carbs, have another.  Bake them without the chocolate chips for an even low carb cookie.  Then reach out for an extra cookie since you worked hard this week and deserve it!

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Peanut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
Course: Cookies
Servings: 12 Cookies
Author: Angela Coleby
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (60g) Peanut flour
  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup erythritol or sugar substitute
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 50g chocolate chips high cocoa solids
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees

  2. In a bowl, cream the butter and the erythritol together.

  3. Add the egg and beat until combined.

  4. Add the vanilla extract, peanut flour, baking powder and salt. Mix thoroughly into a dough.

  5. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.

  6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

  7. With your hands, roll out balls of the dough, then lightly press into cookie shapes on the parchment paper.

  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes until firm.


Recipe Notes

Makes 12

Nutritional Info per cookie – 118 Calories, 10g Fat, 3g Protein, 4.1g Total Carbs, 1.3g Fibre, 2.8g Net Carbs

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Leonie Gittins
    May 5, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I didn’t have peanuts, only about 3/4 cup of peanut paste that no one here will eat. I used that with two cups of almond meal ( my usual flour substitute) and the remainder of your recipe, though without the chocolate chips.

    The mixture was crumbly so I tossed in another egg. Perfect consistency for rolling into balls, which I flattened slightly with a fork dipped in corn flour. It made about three dozen small biscuits, nice and crisp with just a hint of peanut flavour.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      May 5, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Sounds great! Love it when cooking gets creative!

  • Reply
    Helen Ball
    May 5, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Sounds lovely but I think you may have had cookies on the brain when you wrote the recipe. The ingredients list has peanut butter cookies as the first item. Although, I’m all for extra cookies in my cookies! I’ve seen peanut flour in Sainsbury’s so I’ll definitely be giving these a go x

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      May 5, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      Hahahaha! That’s just too funny! Thanks for pointing that out! I’m now off giggling to myself. Hope you enjoy them!

      • Reply
        Helen Ball
        May 5, 2017 at 1:25 pm

        Now you’ve made the correction, any other commenters are going to think I’ve lost my mind 🙂 I’ve also just followed the link for the Peanut Flour Cake. I’m making that one too. x

        • Reply
          Angela Coleby
          May 5, 2017 at 1:37 pm

          No, they are probably used to me..those late night posted recipes when wine has “helped” me..ahem! There’s also a peanut flour marbled muffin recipe you might enjoy too! Cakes for everyone!

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