Sunday, September 19, 2010

Peanut Butter (Flour) Chocolate Chip Cookies

First things first- Happy Birthday Cookie(Josh’s Mom)!!!! Hope you are having a spectacular day.

How was your weekend? Hopefully the weather was just as beautiful where you are as it was here.  My weekend involved tasty eats, time with friends, Josh & Frank, great workouts and lots of house/yard work. A few pictures from the weekend. Veggie Quesadilla from Poe’s:

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This morning, Lindsay and I walked the bridge and then had brunch at my favorite place:

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Lindsay came with treats!! She knows how much Josh loves key lime pie, so she snagged him a pack of this key lime pie gum:  

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She also shared some of her Artisana samples with me (thank you thank you!):

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When I got home, I got to work on a new recipe, peanut butter flour chocolate chip cookies. I used the trader joe’s flour to create these beauties. This was my second attempt and they turned out really well (unlike my first batch ;)).

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Vegan (or not) Peanut Butter Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies:


Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut flour
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda

Wet Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil or earth balance (1 stick) (or regular butter)
  • 2 tablespoons flax mixed with 6 tablespoons water (or 2 eggs)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate chips (vegan, carob or milk)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Mix wet ingredients in one bowl and dry in another.
  • Combine wet & dry ingredients and add chocolate chips
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  • Drop by rounded tablespoon onto a cookie sheet
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes
  • Let cookies cool for 1 minute on baking sheet then remove to cooling rack. Makes ~ 2 dozen cookies

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The rest of my afternoon will be spent doing some work, changing up my group fitness choreography & watching football with Josh & this sleepy guy:

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Favorite part of the weekend? I really enjoyed my walk this morning with Lindsay :) Who needs a therapist when you have fabulous friends?


homecookedem said...

Cookie - what a cute name!! :) Happy Birthday to Josh's Mom!!

Those PB chocolate chip cookies look so, so good!!

vanillasugar said...

awwww! now this is what i would love to use the pb flour for.

Megan D said...

Lucky you to get those Artisana samples!! And your muffins look delish... I love when you can see big chunks of chocolate!

Susan said...

I love how adaptable your recipes are!

Glad you had a good weekend!

TiffersRunsTX said...

My lower jaw just dropped to the floor when I saw those cookies! I'! I'm happy that you had such a fun, yet low-key, weekend! <3

Diana said...

Argh. I was at TJ's this morning, staring at the peanut flour, but decided against it becuase I didn't know what to do with it. Now that I'm reading blogs this evening, this is the 2nd recipe I've come across that uses it! I guess I needn't have worried. These cookies sound great!

Diana said...

Argh. I was at TJ's this morning, staring at the peanut flour, but decided against it becuase I didn't know what to do with it. Now that I'm reading blogs this evening, this is the 2nd recipe I've come across that uses it! I guess I needn't have worried. These cookies sound great!

Heather said...

How do you like the flour? Can you taste a difference?

And that picture of Frank is TOO CUTE!!!

My favorite part of the weekend was lunch with my girlfriends on Saturday. :)

jodie said...

I love your vegan or not bread so I know will love this too. Can't wait to make it.:)

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday to Josh's Mom. And to someone who has the best name on earth! :)

If I ever come to Charleston, promise we can go to the cafe and get parfaits?!?! :)

And promise you will teach me how to bake! :)

Love you girl. Have a wonderful night. :)

Stacey said...

Yummy cookies. Love all those samples, so jealous.

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

favorite part of the weekend was definitely seeing my little sister! glad you had a good one as well girl - those cookies sound fab :)

Esi said...

Glad you had a great weekend! Are you going to be around Oct 8-10? That's when I'll be in your area, but not really sure what my schedule is for that weekend yet because of the wedding.

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

Happy Birthday to Josh's mom!

Those cookies sound delicious! I love cookies. Seriously been craving them.

I look walks and talks with my husband. We did a lot of that this weekend and it was great.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...


Ok ill stop shouting :)

key lime gum, blogged about it last week. freaking LOVE IT!!!

these new cookies, omg w/ peanut flour, i need to stop talking about using my pea flour and start doing it!

kitchen units said...

Wow! your Cookie's looks so delicious,
you had a nice weekend, i will try this cookie's at home, Thanks for recipe.

MizFit said...

and who needs a therapist when you have a CANINE :)

xo xo

Lindsay @ said...

Our walk was totally my favorite part of the weekend. I did have some awesome Thai for lunch on Saturday, which is never a bad thing. :)The cookies look awesome, so glad they turned out well!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I love the new dessert gum, the chocolate mint is my favorite--I haven't spotted the key lime yet! Glad your cookies turned out--they look great!

Bridget said...

Wow your on a roll with that PB flour! Mine is still waiting patiently in my pantry haha. Looks like a beautiful weekend!! I love brunch with friends! Happy Monday (well try at least :)

Krista said...

I really need to find some of that peanut flour! Sounds like such a fun ingredient to bake with.

Ive seen that gum on a few blogs and it sure looks neat! Did Josh like it?

Angharad said...

Ahh lovely sounding weekend!

My highlights were a 7 mile run with my friend early Saturday morning, baking some delicious chocolate cookies with sea salt and volunteering at this super cool picnic opera! Crazy.

Holly said...

Delicious cookies!! PB and chocolate chips go together like PB and Jelly. ;-) So, so yummy!

I'm glad you had a great weekend! So true about a good, you save lots of money on therapy bills by just gabbing with a good girlfriend. ;-) Best part of my weekend was going to the Colts game last night. I'm just so happy football season is back!!

Maria said...

I will have to get that gum for Josh:) Love the cookies too!

Katie said...

Lucky you! I've never tried Artisana, but REALLY want to try coconut butter.

Those cookies look great! Second time is a charm!

Seglare said...

Your cookies look great! :)

...and I'm so jealous of the Artisana samples (I'm dying to try out coconut butter, as everyone talks about it). ;)

fittingbackin said...

Those cookie look amazing - thanks for the recipe! I agree - good friends are the best - i'm so glad you enjoyed your bridge walk!

Love that your MIL's name is Cookie!

My favorite part of the weekend was just being back in AU - love going home and seeing friends!

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

I LOVE the gum! Well I haven't tried that flavor yet-I tried Mint Chocolate Chip...SO good!

roastedrootsandpumpkinspice said...

That is the cutest dog ever!! I never knew they had key lime pie flavored gum. Sounds so good!

Jodie said...

Thanks for leaving the tip on my blog. Once I make them, I will link to your blog. I am so excited to make them.

Beth @ said...

Those cookies look amazing! Question: does the peanut flour actually make the cookies taste like peanut butter? I have been wondering about that!

Anne Marie said...

Happy birthday to your MIL! The hubby and I would LOVE those cookies!

Jessie (Bites and Pieces) said...

Those cookies look delish! LOVE your new layout, it is so fresh looking! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I've seen those everywhere! I always wanted to try them, but I didn't know how the chips would work out!

Samantha said...

Oh, I made those cookies once--so easy and so good :) I love walks with friends!

tam said...

Sounds like you've had a fab weekend, best part for me was hanging out with my sister x x x

Julie said...

hahaha seriously love that josh's mom's name is cookie! and how approp that you made cookies with the flour she brought you :) i think she's gonna need to bring you more asap!

glad you had such a great weekend and yay for lindsay bringing you such fun treatskies!!!

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

Mmm those Artisana samples look good! Cashini butter:)
Those cookies sound fab, Erica!

Veggies, Cake & Cocktails said...

I've never tried the Artisana products. I hear they are really good.

the actor's diet said...

i want that gum!!!

lesley lifting life said...

Okay, so I didn't even know peanut flour existed but it sounds like a fabulous thing to cook with! :) Mmm!

Biz said...

Happy belated bday to Josh's Mom!

I'll have to check out that flour - sounds interesting!

And sounds like you had a great weekend too!

glidingcalm said...

when I saw that Dessert Delights gum, I brought all 3 flavors RIGHT AWAY. Key lime pie is much better than the mint choc chip........but strawberry shortcake aint too shabby!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE those cookies. will try to make ASAP. Think I could use PB2 for peanut flour?!

Brad Fallon said...

Those cookies look delicious!

Tina said...

At first I thought...where's the cookies for the birthday. Then I realized its her name. LOL

Glad you had a good weekend. I wish we could have more cool weather here. Its back in the mid to upper 90s right now!

The Healthy Hostess said...

These look amazing! I'm going to TJs to get this tomorrow~

amanda said...

key lime pie gum? how in the world did that taste?? do tell! i'm a mint only kind of gal as far as gum goes.

yummm...those cookies!

AllieNic said...

YUM! I've never thought of using peanut flour before...does it make the cookies super peanutty?

Shannon said...

ooh, i need to start playing wiht my pb flour, those look great :)

Kerstin said...

What yummy cookies - wish I had a couple right now :) Glad you had a fun weekend!

Indie.Tea said...

The cookies look and sound really delicious. And so the granola-parfait thingy at the brunch place.

Kitchens said...

I really glad you had enjoyable weekend, i just love this cookies, thanks for sharing this photos.
Have fun.