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
1/2 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
- Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
- 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.
- In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and stir just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- 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.