Loving Cookies

I have been loving cookies lately.

I don’t know if it’s because they are quick and easy to whip up while Julianna is napping or because I can easily scarf them while multitasking.

Probably both.

When it comes to cookies, I don’t like to mess around. Cookies are meant to be buttery, sweet, and for most people considered more of a treat than a snack…right? I wouldn’t know. I eat them regularly.

So when I came across a recipe that replaced butter with avocados-I was completely intrigued…and skeptical. And because I had several avocados hanging out on my counter, I obviously had to whip up a batch…immediately.

This is by far the most unusual cookie I have ever made-and I have got to tell you, I am hooked.

avocado cookies

Mint-Chocolate Avocado Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1 ripe avocado, mashed
  2. 1/4 cup white sugar
  3. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably dark
  7. 1/3 cup flour
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 10 Andes mints, roughly chopped
  10. 1/4-1/2 cup Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips (depending how chocolatey you want it)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, cream together avocado, sugars, egg, and vanilla.
  3. Add cocoa powder, flour, and baking soda.
  4. Gently stir in Andes mints and chocolate chips.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, drop by tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes, do not over bake.
  7. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes.
Notes
  1. These would be equally as fabulous with peanut butter chips or all chocolate.
Adapted from Apple of My eye
Adapted from Apple of My eye
Sneaks & Sweets http://sneaksandsweets.com/

This is the most cakey, chocolatey, mint-tastic cookie that I have ever tasted. And!…it makes me smile to know that I am sneaking a super food into a delightful little treat.

I wonder if it’s still considered a super food when baked into a chocolatey cookie, hmm…

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You have to check out the ooey-gooey goodness (pardon my hand-and yes I took a monster bite for the ooo-ahhh effect)…

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Pure deliciousness…

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These are a guaranteed winner. 

Go buy yourself an avocado (or two) and whip these up today, you’ll thank me.

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Avocado funny…

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FYI-you can freeze avocados! Frozen avocados go great in shakes and are perfect for thawing and mashing for these cookies.

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3 Responses to Loving Cookies

  1. Genie May 21, 2014 at 9:20 am #

    What an interesting recipe! I love butter but I do love avocados also. I suppose if I were eating cookies regularly, I might look at my butter consumption.

    What I found interesting is in Cantonese, the word avocado literally translates into “butter fruit”. Even so, I know of no Cantonese recipe that uses avocado in place of butter.

    • sneaksandsweets9 May 22, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

      Interesting! You should give these a try 🙂

  2. John Sigmund May 23, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    I AM assuming that I have a corner in your freezer (hidden from Matt and Cheri) that is being filled with MY samples!

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