Aug 092010

I wanted to come up with a cookie that used avocado as the fat for a cookie as opposed to butter and this is what I came up with,Chocolate Avocado Cookies, a cakey, chocolate cookie with chocolate chips.

I used agave nectar to sweeten these Chocolate Avocado cookies and added some wonderful flavor to these cookies by adding cinnamon and cloves. My son was getting a little nervous as he was helping me make these cookies, he wasn’t too sure about me adding avocado to make cookies, and he is 4! Once these cookies were finished and it was time to eat them, he forgot all about the avocado being in them. You could not tell at all that there was avocado in these cookies. These cookies were more of a cakey texture but wonderfully delicious and a nice, somewhat healthy treat:)

Chocolate Avocado Cookies

1/2 cup avocado
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup agave nectar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips, I use organic semi-sweet


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream together the avocado, coconut oil and agave nectar until fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla, until combined.
  3. In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and stir just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon onto lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove and let cool on the pan for about 2 minutes. Place them on a cooling rack and allow to rest until cooled completely.
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  39 Responses to “Chocolate Avocado Cookies”

  1. Ohh yum! Chocolate and avocado are two of my favorites! I never thought of using them both in one dish. I will have to try this out!

  2. Very original. Using avocado as a cookie ingredient has never crossed my mind. I love discovering ways to use fruits and veggies in lieu of fats and sugar. The bit about your son being skeptical made me laugh. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I was thinking to myself they must be green, He He! They look delish though. Kids would never know, I love it!

  4. Your cookies look delicious and are very unique! This one is new to me and a must try! I’m new here and see lots of great recipes to check out!

  5. Pam, Thanks for checking CC Recipe out…Glad you stopped by and nice to meet ya!

  6. Gina, I am sure if you omit the cocoa powder, they will definitely be green, lol…They were delish, give ‘em a try!

  7. No problem, Thanks for stopping by Trish!

  8. I have always wanted to try avocado pie but never thought about any other baking with them. Interesting idea.

  9. You should definitely give these cookies a try!

  10. These sound so smart! What a great way to swap out butter.

  11. Wow! What a great idea. Thanks.

  12. Great idea, those cookies looke amazing!

  13. I’m totally into this – I love non-butter fats in cakes. Avacado is the most unique I’ve seen!

  14. Well I love avocados and I love chocolate…I’m in :)

  15. Wow…I never would have guessed the secret ingredients in these cookies! They look amazing!

  16. How unique! Thanks for sharing!

  17. sounds like a really good cookie recipe….I have agave but haven’t used it yet….how do you know what the replacement for sugar is?

  18. What a fantastic idea! I love avocado, but have to admit, I would have a been a little worried like your son. So glad they turned out well, and I’m actually eager to try them!

  19. That is super cleaver!! Looks soft and tasty. Good job!

  20. These look awesome! I have seen avocado substituted in baked goods before, but never tried it myself. I never would have guessed you’d altered the recipe if you hadn’t said so…they look cakey and delicious!

  21. Using avocado in baked goods is awesome.. it lends a creamy texture I think.. I made some avocado bread way back.. amazing.. these cookies look great!

  22. These look so good and the recipe is so unique, thanks for sharing!

  23. Thanks Patty and Evan!

  24. You should definitely give them a try! When I had my hubs try them he would have never guessed that I used avocado!

  25. Thanks Kim, my son was so funny about it, he was truly getting upset, like I was gonna ruin his cookies… I hope you do give them a go!

  26. Yeah, it is pretty crazy, but it does make sense and you feel like you are eating something good for you…:)

  27. Thanks Evan and Nicole!

  28. Brilliant! Avocado in a cookie. Now I’ve seen everything.

  29. I am sure that you haven’t seen everything yet Rick:) Thanks!

  30. Thanks Dennis, I know this probably doesn’t help but I eyeball it a lot or go off taste but I have heard to use 1/2 cup agave vs 1 cup sugar in cooking and 2/3 cup agave vs 1 cup sugar in baking…hope that helps:)

  31. That’s a really cool idea. I have to try it now! Did it take you a lot of experimenting to figure out how much avocado to sub for the butter?

  32. Thanks, I hope you do give them a try:) Not too much experimenting I just tried to use a equal amount sub for butter:)

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