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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Grapeseed Flour

grapeseed flour chardonnay chocolate chip cookies gluten-free

These yummy little protein-a-licious cookies are the result of a complimentary sample of Chardonnay Grapeseed Flour that I received from Eric Leber of AprèsVin.  Grapeseed flour?  Yes, you heard it right, grapeseed flour.

While these treats look like they are double chocolate chip cookies, they actually are not.  It is high protein, antioxidant rich grapeseed flour that gives them their nice dark color.  And yes, grapeseed flour comes in different flavors.  This chardonnay grapeseed flour has a buttery taste and graham cracker type texture –I think it makes the cookies a little bit chewier and drier, though they’re still very moist and I really like them.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Grapeseed Flour


  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Stir together wet ingredients in a smaller bowl
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry
  4. Form 1-inch balls and press onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  5. Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes
  6. Cool and serve

Makes 20 cookies

For today’s Friday Freebie I am giving away a half pound of Chardonnay Grapeseed Flour from AprèsVin so if you win, you can try your own little experiment.  Just retweet this post and you will automatically be entered to win this amazing flour.

The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is happening this weekend and I am attempting to make it to a couple of the movies.  I’m particularly interested in a film called Under Rich Earth about farmers in the Intag valley of Ecuador taking on a powerful multi-national mining corperation called Copper Mesa. I’m also intrigued by another film about activism, dance and movement called Breath Made Visible.

I was hoping to take the boys to these movies however, however I think they’re just a tad too sophisticated for my children.  We’re still at the point where I pre-screen everything they watch and each of these films is showing only once this weekend, if I am correct about the BIFF schedule, so I’ll be going sans the little ones unfortunately.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day!

posted on February 12, 2010, 35 comments

  1. Emily

    Retweeted! Grapeseed flour sounds fun :-) Let us know if you enjoyed the movies! Have a fun weekend xxo

  2. Do you have the nutritional information on the grapeseed flour? I didn’t see it on their site. I was just wondering on its fiber content.


  3. Jenny

    Wow these look incredible! I would have never even imagined such a thing. Perhaps I’ll be giving it a try! :)

  4. Happy Valentines to you too! The cookies look delicious and I am fascinated to discover a flour I have never heard of before. I am looking forward to trying it.

  5. Cheryl @ gfgoodness.com

    I am so totally intrigued! I’m not a tweeting person but will post on my blog. I would love to try the flour.

  6. Retweeted…. Looks Yummy!!! Of course all of your recipes have been!

  7. Karen

    Wow….where would we purchase grapeseed flour if we were interested in trying it? I like the high protein and the high antioxident that you mentioned. What is the fat content? Hummm….I need to try some!

    • Debbie

      I also would love to purchase the grapeseed flour, I am in Hawaii and it is hard enough to find almond flour. I love all of your recipes, you have saved our lives , and believe it or not, we are able to make your recipes with Bob’s Red Mill, as that is all we can get here in Hawaii.

  8. Anna Aspnes @ annaaspnes.typepad.com

    Retweeted. Dr Mercola just touted Grapeseeds as the new miracle superfood. Thanks for sharing your recipes. They really have changed the way I eat.

  9. I had read about grapeseed flour a few months ago on a french blog though it is still an esoteric flour (not widely available and I believe a little luxury as well…But once in a while it’s ok).
    I can’t retweet ’cause I don’t tweet in the first place so I’ll just try telepathy instead ;).
    Do you think this flour is versatile enough to be used in savory baking as well?
    Which ratio to almond flour (or any flour) would you recommend?

    Thanks ;).

  10. I need to start ordering foods on line. I read Dr. Mercola’s site too and have found out so much about alternative foods, nutrition, medicine. The best part of your site, Elana, is that you provide the links on how to get some of the ingredients. It takes the research and work out of the mix. That makes it so easy for us to have fun baking and cooking. It’s almost March, keep us posted on when you are arriving in So Cal and where. Let me know if you’ll travel to Santa Barbara.

  11. veggievixen

    crazy, how do they make it???

  12. Julie

    What a fun Valentine treat. :) I’d love to try them. Enjoy the movies and Happy Valentine’s Day to your wonderful family!

  13. mli

    You are a great mom, training them up as great healthy eaters and pre-screening their films!! Love that!!

  14. Never thought that grapeseeds could be made into flour! Yummy sounding cookies:-)

  15. Thanks for this recipe! I have had a box of grapeseed flour sitting in my cupboard for ages due to lack of ideas what to do with it. If it hasn’t gone bad (lol) I will try out this recipe. Thanks for your adventurousness, Elana!

  16. kit

    Your almond flour cookbook opened my creative side and woke up the tastebuds of my family. I eagerly await your ideas with this newest jewel of a flour. Yum

  17. joey

    not a tweeter…will a comment work? would love to try that flour.

  18. Heartsong

    I don’t tweet, but can I be entered into the drawing? Being Gluten free, I am always looking for new flours and recipes to try.
    I LOVE your blog and recipes. Thanks so much.

  19. Stephanie

    These look delicious. I’ve been gluten free for about a year and love your website. Like some of the other posts, I don’t tweet either, but would love to try the flour.

  20. Theresa

    Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I purchased grapeseed flour about a year ago and lost the recipes that came with it so had no idea what to do with the flour (the portion to use). Not much out there on the internet on the use of the flour. Looking forward to more recipes from you.

  21. Interesting! I’d love to try out this flour.

  22. Karen R

    I’d love to try this flour, please let me know if there’s a way for those of us who don’t “tweet” to enter the drawing!

  23. Laura

    I was at a GF cooking class this weekend and I asked the instructor about the grape seed flour. The instructor said the flavor is delightful, but because it is made from the skins and seeds of wine grapes, the pesticides from the grapes are concentrated in the flour. So, unless the vineyard is organic, the flour is not a good idea. What do you think of this?

  24. julie machen @ machen.net

    we can’t do so many of the “filler flours” with our 6 and 4 year old. Maybe this one will be just the thing! Thanks for introducing it to us.

  25. Jude

    Hmmmmmmmmm, “up here” in Canada have been able to get high protein hempseed ‘flour’ or protein powder for some time. VERY high in omega-3s, antioxidants, too.

    I suspect they may have similar properties in (GF) cookery, all these seed ‘flours’.

  26. Lisa Vance

    Neat! I’m looking forward to trying the grapeseed flour myself! Thanks, Lisa

  27. Geoff Aucoin

    As usual, looks really yummy. I’ll have to dispute you on the ‘protein’ that’s in the flour as it’s probably not high enough quality for the body to use effectively. Now if you threw a few eggs in there you’d have some good protein, though!

  28. I read your wonderful blog, your photos are fantastic, the recipes are great I will be trying your Grapessed Flour , I did notice that some of the recipes could benefit from a new product I have found called Chia Seed Flour. This wonderful product is made from Chia Seeds the healthiest grain. You can find it at http://www.nuchiafoods.com.

    Nuchia Foods Corporation makes the world’s only Chia Seed Flour. It bakes and tastes very much like wheat. Because it is made from the Chia grain it is the most nutritionally dense flour product available anywhere. Its health benefits have been proven to work even when it is included as an ingredient to wheat flour.

  29. Phoo-D @ phoo-d.com

    How fascinating. I have never heard of grapeseed flour, but love that it has a high protein content. I am always looking for ways to boost the protein levels in baked goods.

  30. Kurious Kitteh @ kuriouskitteh.wordpress.com

    Wow, this is the first time I’ve ever heard of grapeseed flour, but it sounds amazing! Your cookies look so delectable!

  31. I made these for my girlfriend on valentine’s day and she loved them :-)

  32. Thanks for the info. I need to get more grapeseed flour and try it with elena.

  33. Wow, thank you. Now iam hungry >) They look really great. But you have to bake them on 350°? Is that not to hot?

  34. this flour sounds wonderful! the world of gluten-free cooking/eating is just getting more and more interesting every day! i’m wondering if you have found a source for organic grape seed flour? haven’t had much luck digging online and in local markets for an organic flour in the u.s.

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