These peanut flour cookies are crispy on the edges and soft in the middle. They have a subtle peanut flavor with plenty of chocolate in every bite!

Peanut Flour Cookies

What is peanut flour?

Have you heard of peanut flour? It’s basically just peanuts with the oil pressed out, ground into flour. PB2 started making it 2007 and since then, lots of other brands have popped up on the market! You can even find it at Trader Joe’s and Aldi! If you’re having trouble finding it on grocery store shelves, you can always get it on Amazon. Lately, I’ve been ordering the organic kind from PBfit. It does have a bit of added sugar, but it’s only a small amount.

Peanut Flour Cookies

I love how these cookies get a little crispy on the edges. The peanut flavor is subtle but delicious and the coconut sugar gives them a dark, almost caramelized flavor. These make a small batch of 8-10 cookies but feel free to double it if you want to make a larger batch!

Peanut Flour Cookies

Tips for perfect peanut flour cookies

  • Ground flaxseed mixed with water makes an egg substitute that helps hold the cookies together. If you don’t have flaxseeds, you can substitute chia seeds instead.
  • I like to use mini chocolate chips so you get a little chocolate in every bite.
  • I recommend lining your baking sheet with parchment paper so you don’t have to worry about the cookies sticking. Also, be aware that these cookies do spread quite a bit!
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Peanut Flour Cookies

Peanut Flour Cookies

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description

These peanut flour cookies are crispy on the edges and soft in the middle. They have a subtle peanut flavor with plenty of chocolate in every bite!


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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed or 1 tablespoon chia seeds (see note)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup peanut flour
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (I used vegan dark chocolate chips)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the flaxmeal with water and set aside.
  3. Combine the peanut flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut sugar with melted coconut oil, and vanilla. Add the flaxseed mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the coconut sugar mixture and stir until combined.
  6. Add chocolate chips and stir until mixed.
  7. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto a baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.

Notes

Ground flaxseed mixed with water makes an egg substitute that helps hold the cookies together. If you don’t have flaxseeds, you can substitute chia seeds instead.

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Peanut Flour CookiesI like to under bake mine just a little so they’re extra gooey in the middle. If you want them to be thicker, feel free to add an extra tablespoon of flour!

Have you ever tried peanut flour?

This post was originally published in 2010. Updated May 2020.