In The Kitchen with Kate: Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I recently posted about my Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins and how they were inspired by my friend Erica making a batch of flourless cookies.

Well, Kendall asked how to make flourless cookies – and I had to admit, I had no idea! I stopped looking for a recipe for those when I found the muffin recipe!

But, Nancy at Spirit Lights the Way came to the rescue – and because Kendall asked:

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies were made! 

You can follow the link straight to Nancy’s site for the full recipe; and I swear, if any of you ever tell Mr. T these were made with chickpeas I will disown you; however, let’s dive right in!

Flourless chickpea peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Start by gathering your ingredients, this recipe calls for raw peanuts.  Like that’s happening at my house, I subbed in a jar of already mushed up raw peanuts, frequently known as “peanut butter”.

Also good to note that while this recipe calls for a food processor, you had such success with your Magic Bullet, that hey – why not try it again?

mixing chickpeas for flourless choc chip cookies

Then discover that no matter how much liquid you add, those chickpeas aren’t going to become the desired consistency.

Oh that’s right, you used the blender attachment last time!  Pull that sucker out!

Magic bullet blender for chickpea choc chip cookiesTransfer all of the ingredients.

Take the time to discover that the blender isn’t going to work.

Now it’s time to pull out the big guns!

mini food processorTransfer all to the mini food processor in your kitchen because at this point, you just want those darn chickpeas pulverized!!

I’d like to point out, I have a brand new food processor sitting in my garage.  I got it for Christmas, but since I hadn’t had a need for it, and hadn’t made space for it in my kitchen, it’s still safe and sound in my garage.  Most normal people would have pulled that sucker out to start with.  You should know by now, I’m not like most people!

Once you’ve pulverized the chick peas in about three batches, then it’s time to mix in the rest of the ingredients. all natural chocolate chipsI just had to take a picture, I used “all natural” chocolate chips, because somehow in my mind, that made them better.

The reality, those are generic chips I pulled from my freezer!

But, now that you’ve effectively wasted more time than it would have taken to just go get the darn food processor out of the garage, it’s time to roll little balls of dough and flatten them out with a fork!

8-12 minutes later – you have Flourless Chickpea Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Flourless chickpea peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

And, like Nancy admits in her post – these aren’t Tollhouse, but they are really good!  I’ll be making them again.

As soon as I’ve opened my food processor!    

P.S. I should probably also point out that because I was sharing with Mr. T,I did use vanilla instead of rum.

P.P.S. Okay, I totally missed the fact that Nancy H’s post linked back to Nancy T’s post When Chickpeas and Chocolate Chips Collide!  So, go check out NancyTex’s post! She actually used natural peanut butter, not the oily gross store bought one I did 🙂

P.P.P.S. I love that the three of us have all made the same recipe, and we all made it a bit different – that to me is what our trip around the sun is all about!!

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34 thoughts on “In The Kitchen with Kate: Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    • hahahahahaha! I rinsed those suckers and started the dishwasher so there was no evidence of my struggle! 🙂 I figure if you can’t see it, it didn’t happen.

      Of course, then I totally blogged about it!!

      And, it’s great to see you again Jess!

  1. The natural stuff looks WAY oilier than the processed stuff. So nasty to handle. 😦
    I actually loved the idea of just using roasted peanuts instead. I’ll try it that way next time round. 🙂

  2. I got a kick out of you putting the peanut butter back in ~ that’s what the original recipe called for but I hate measuring peanut butter, so I used roasted salted peanuts instead. 😛

    So glad you like Nancy T’s recipe!

  3. Looks so delicious! I am loving your kitchen series! I had just learnt that to take a good picture of food, you have to zoom in such that the food fills up the picture. Oh, and I have to google up what is chick peas. Now the next time I eat choc cookies with nuts, I’ll think of chick peas 🙂

  4. Ahhh these look so awesome! I’m going to have to try them out… just don’t tell my husband about the chickpea “flour”. 😉

  5. ha I love this post. You are so funny. Just get the damn food processor out girlfriend. I also loved this line:

    “I subbed in a jar of already mushed up raw peanuts, frequently known as “peanut butter”.

    hehe

  6. or… I hate to be this way…you can save yourself the time and just go to your local health food store and buy flour-less pre-made cookies 🙂

    I still have a food processor in the box from my wedding anniversary- 7 years ago…sigh… Reading this may make me think to break it out, though. These look delicious.

    • Okay, yes, I’ve totally thought about just buying them – but I worked so hard to get away from prepackaged and boxed food, I hate to start now!

      Plus, there really is joy for me in creating our food. Not always, but frequently I find it brings happiness into my life to create the food for me and Mr. T.

      Having said that, if the cookies and treats start getting too complicated, I’m totally just buying a bag of Keebler! 🙂

      • I love that you have moved away from pre-packaged foods. I am trying to do that myself. I do understand the love/sense of community that arises from cooking for/with others. There can be such a sense of accomplishment with cooking something that is nutritious and filling. (Not that I am in your league, yet. But, I am trying!)

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