Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Cookies are such an underrated treat. No really, hear me out. We’ve all been burned by the bad cookie. The oatmeal raisin that looked like chocolate chip. Rude. The dry cookie that left more crumbs on the ground than in your mouth. Oops. The store bought cookie that is good but gone too quickly. Not really worth the calories anyways. Homemade cookies, when done right, are one of the best treats. They aren’t so filling that you feel bloated and they are the perfect cure for a little bit of a sweet tooth. My husband and I love all kinds of cookies. One day, while making cookies, I decided to get adventurous. This avocado chocolate chip cookie recipe was born and these turned into one of my husband’s favorite desserts. 

Avocados?

Yes, you read that correctly. This recipe uses avocados in it. As you can also see from the pictures, the cookies also retain the green avocado color. I partially expected them to turn brown like avocados do when exposed to air. I was pleasantly surprised when they held their green color. It also seems a little odd to be eating green cookies. A bit like green eggs and ham or something like that. I assure you, they don’t taste moldy or rotten or like any sort of green fungus you are imagining. 

The purpose of the avocados is actually to replace the butter. If you look at a bag of Nestle Tollhouse cookies and use the recipe on the back you can still use avocados with it. Simply leave out the butter and replace it with avocados. Voila- avocado chocolate chip cookies! We don’t typically keep a lot of butter on hand. For one, I don’t get to a normal grocery store often. I order most of my groceries from Azure standard and I don’t stock up on butter. Second, it’s 2021 and the price of butter has reached some pretty high levels. I get it. I’m not in any way blaming farmers or anything like that. I’ve just noticed that the price is getting to be pretty high for a pound of butter. Avocados, on the other hand, can be bought pretty cheap, especially if you are buying them when they are in season. 

How Many Avocados?

I typically use two larger avocados. I’ve also used some smaller avocados too and usually aim for 3-4 of them. I wrote a post about freezing avocados before to have them on hand. I like to do this when they are super cheap so that we have them on hand but also to save on the cost. For this recipe I just take them out and thaw them in the bowl that I’m going to make cookie dough in. They perform perfectly in these cookies. Fresh or frozen just make sure you have a good amount of avocado. It takes more avocado than butter. I’ve done a lot of avocado and I’ve never found it to be too much either. I mean, don’t go throwing 10 of them in there but a few avocados will do the trick.

Ingredients Needed for Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 large avocados (if frozen make sure to thaw them first)
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
Avocado chocolate chip cookie dough.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375.

Blend avocados, sugars, and vanilla. Once they are blended well add the eggs and blend. Gradually add the flour and continue to blend. Add the baking soda, baking powder, and the salt and blend well. Mix in the chocolate chips by hand.

Drop the dough by the spoonful on the baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. 

Avocado cookies are the perfect treat!
The cookies are green!

These cookies don’t spread out like normal cookies. The dough is quite a bit thicker than a normal cookie dough. When I used a cookie scoop they turned out in little balls. They were actually pretty perfect. You can also fit more of them on the pan because they don’t run into each other like normal cookies do. 

Storing Avocado Cookies

I store these right on our counter. They do tend to get a little sticky after a couple of days. They taste delicious still but just be warned they may feel a little funny. It is possible that it would help to keep them in the refrigerator. I don’t personally do that because I don’t like cold cookies. I suppose it would be just as easy to put them in the microwave to warm them back up, but I also try not to use the microwave often either. 

These also don’t usually last very long in our house. I’m not kidding when I tell you that they are one of my husband’s favorites. He could eat the dough by the spoonful and he can barely wait until they are cooled to start eating them. I always think they would be pretty fun for kids because they are green and kids love things that are funky colored. Plus it is a way to get some better nutrients in them than normal cookies too. Yes, they still have sugar and chocolate but they do at least have some sort of nutrition in them with the avocados. That has to count for something! 

Share this recipe with all of the avocado lovers in your life! Anyone who is obsessed with avocados, like me, should enjoy avocado chocolate chip cookies!

Avocado Cookie

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

A fun way to sneak in some extra fat into your diet.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large avocados
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375.
  • Blend the avocados and the sugar together.
  • Add eggs, one at a time. Blend well after each addition.
  • In a separate bowl, mix all of your dry ingredients.
  • Slowly mix the dry and wet ingredients together.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop by the spoonful on a baking sheet.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

Notes

I don’t mix all my dry ingredients in a separate bowl. I’m a one bowl type of gal. I mix all the wet ingredients then just add all of the dry at the same time to that bowl. Then use my hand mixer to get it all mixed up well. 
Keyword Avocado, Cookie

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