Trader Joe’s Peanut Flour. I first saw this product on the shelves at my local Trader Joe’s a couple of months back. I picked it up and there was a little note on the shelf suggesting to replace the flour in chocolate chip cookies with the peanut flour. Easy enough!
What I found when I made cookies using the peanut flour is that the cookies do not flatten out, so I ended up with a batch of cookies in the exact shape that I had formed them in.
No biggie, they tasted great, so I decided to make a “cookie cake” out of the cookie dough. Jon took it a step further and cut 2 pie slice pieces of the cookie cake and placed some vanilla ice cream between them for an ice cream sandwich.
Great minds work great together!
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peanut Flour
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 sticks of butter (1 cup), softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 2 ¼ cup Trader Joe’s Peanut Flour
- 2 tsp. Xanthan gum
- 1 tsp. Baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Cream butter, sugar, vanilla & egg together until fluffy.
2. Stir in dry ingredients until well combined & then add chocolate chips.
3. Spray pans with Pam or other cooking spray. Press dough into 2 pie pans or pan of choice.
4. Bake for 15- 20 minutes at 350 or until done. Stick a toothpick in the middle and it should come out mostly clean.
5. Cool completely. Slice into pieces. Top with ice cream & another piece or enjoy a la mode.
If you choose to make cookies out of this, consider shaping the dough into the shape you would like it to be in before baking. I found that this dough worked best as a cookie cake as opposed to a cookie itself. The flavor is slightly different from the traditional chocolate chip cookies – it has a hint of peanut taste, making it like a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie.
Have you tried baking with peanut flour? If so, what did you make and what were your thoughts?