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.
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.
- 1 ripe avocado, mashed
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably dark
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 10 Andes mints, roughly chopped
- 1/4-1/2 cup Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips (depending how chocolatey you want it)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, cream together avocado, sugars, egg, and vanilla.
- Add cocoa powder, flour, and baking soda.
- Gently stir in Andes mints and chocolate chips.
- Using a cookie scoop, drop by tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake 8-10 minutes, do not over bake.
- Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes.
- These would be equally as fabulous with peanut butter chips or all chocolate.
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…
You have to check out the ooey-gooey goodness (pardon my hand-and yes I took a monster bite for the ooo-ahhh effect)…
These are a guaranteed winner.
Go buy yourself an avocado (or two) and whip these up today, you’ll thank me.
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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