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Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

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With so many talented foodies and cooks out there,  I am always keen to learn something from them.

As a result, my “to bake” list has been getting longer and longer…hehe 😉

For a while now, I have been eyeing these avocado chocolate chip cookies on my list and with a lonely avocado sitting in my refrigerator, it was high time I made these!

avocado chocolate chip cookies 01I know it’s a rather unusual combination but I like them!

They are soft and slightly chewy and have a different texture!

I DID NOT taste the avocado at all which was really good coz I was scared of that…

avocado chocolate chip cookies 02They also don’t have a typical flat, round cookie shape.

They are sorta like poofy clouds…hehe

Do not expect them to taste like buttery full fat cookies.

Enjoy them for what they are: A low fat delicate cookie that’s not gonna rest on your hips forever! lol 😀

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To make these avocado chocolate chip cookies, you will need the following ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used chopped baking chocolate)
1/2 cup avocado (approximately one avocado)
3/4 cup Splenda (I used regular sugar)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract (I like vanilla so I added 1 tbsp) 

Note:
This recipe comes from Natalie, who blogs at Deconstructing the home and says these cookies are a family favorite!

 

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Remove avocado from skin and place it in a deep bowl. Also, add Splenda or sugar (whichever you decide to use).

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Step 2:
Mix on high speed until you have a smooth mixture.

avocado chocolate chip cookies 2Step 3:
Add egg and vanilla extract.
 avocado chocolate chip cookies 3Step 4:
When that’s all mixed, add baking soda, flour and salt.

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Step 5:
Mix everything on high speed until it’s all blended properly.

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Step 6:
Add chocolate chips and mix with a spoon.

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Step 7:
Use an ice cream scooper to scoop out the dough and place it on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-18 minutes at 290 degrees . 

Note:
I tried a slight modification and liked the result => If you like bananas, add 1 mashed ripe banana into this batter and your cookies will have a hint of “banana-ness”

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And you are done!

Dig in… munch munch 😛

Btw,I really like how this picture turned out.

It’s half colorful and half black & white…

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Avocado chocolate chip cookies
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Recipe type: Cookies
 
These healthy avocado chocolate chip cookies are low fat and very soft and and packed with delicious chocolate flavor. You can't even taste the avocados!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used chopped baking chocolate)
  • ½ cup avocado (approximately one avocado)
  • ¾ cup Splenda (I used regular sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (I like vanilla so I added 1 tbsp)
Instructions
  1. Remove avocado from skin and place it in a deep bowl. Also, add Splenda or sugar (whichever you decide to use).
  2. Mix on high speed until you have a smooth mixture.
  3. Add egg and vanilla extract. When that’s all mixed, add baking soda, flour and salt.
  4. Mix everything on high speed until it’s all blended properly.
  5. Add chocolate chips and mix with a spoon.
  6. Use an ice cream scooper to scoop out the dough and place it on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-18 minutes at 290 degrees .
  7. And you are done!
Notes
- This recipe comes from Natalie, who blogs at Deconstructing the home and says these cookies are a family favorite!
- I tried a slight modification and liked the result => If you like bananas, add 1 mashed ripe banana into this batter and your cookies will have a hint of “banana-ness”

Anyways, that’s all for today.

If you liked these cookies, you may also like some of these other treats…

Avocado marble cake

avocado marble cake

Mocha crinkle cookies

mocha crinkle cookies

Crackly sugar cookies

crackly sugar cookies
Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂

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55 Comments

  1. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    July 11, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    i love avocado in baked goods!!! these cookies MUST taste fabulous and healthy! yay for healthy cookies with no butter :D!!!

  2. something_good

    July 12, 2011 at 12:58 am

    They look good! And I love that banana-ness you’ve added.

    the questionnaire is soooo funny!

  3. Eftychia

    July 12, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Thank you very much for your nice comments (in my blog). These cookies look tasty… The questions were really a good way to get to know you better 🙂

  4. Jill Colonna

    July 12, 2011 at 1:53 am

    OMG – these are incredible. Puffy clouds I want to taste! Would never have thought of avocado-chocolate but then whyever not? Fantastic. Fun questions – and answers, btw! 🙂

  5. Maris (In Good taste)

    July 12, 2011 at 2:22 am

    yay! A cookie I don’t have to feel guilty eating! I am curious to taste this combintaion

  6. Medeja

    July 12, 2011 at 4:25 am

    It definitely is unusual combination 🙂 but I also somehow like it (though have never tried;))

  7. Viviane Bauquet Farre

    July 12, 2011 at 7:33 am

    What a great recipe – the avocado substitution is quite clever. Wonderful blog!

  8. Adora's Box

    July 12, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Lovely combination. I like avocado in sweet stuff but never cook it. It’s not gonna rest on my big hips forever, promise?

  9. Sandra's Easy Cooking

    July 12, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Now these cookies are something new to me! Avocado and chocolate…hmm looking at your pictures looks like a cookies and sound like a cookies..now I want to make a see does it taste like a cookie:)) I love your last photo, very interesting!

    What a great questions:)) I laughed on few like "DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?" and who has time to read a book when we have amazing food blogs to read :)))) Great answers, I am happy to know more about you!!!
    Have a wonderful Tuesday!

  10. Wendy Irene

    July 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I loved reading the Q&A! Avocado in cookies is such an interesting idea! I’ve seen an avocado chocolate mousse I have wanted to try, too. Have a great day 🙂

  11. Kelly

    July 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Mmm I’ve never tried avocado in my chocolate chip cookies but I bet they taste fantastic! Great recipe! 🙂

  12. RavieNomNoms

    July 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I have wanted to try and make this for some time now. I have seen people put avocado in all sorts of things lately. These look really good, you have inspired me to finally try it!

  13. Mi Vida en un Dulce

    July 12, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    So you replace butter with avocado? I cannot imagine it before. Yes, I have to try it.

  14. Trish

    July 12, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    leave it to the WHIZ to make these look scrumptious and easy…..the questions were FUN to read ..I LOVED that. Great post.

  15. mlw

    July 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    looks good to me, and I don’t even like avocado! my mom makes a delicious zucchini cake, omnomnom, so yummy!

  16. The Farmers Wife

    July 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Sounds wonderful to me! I’ve seen this (or others like it) recipe floating around blog world for a bit but you are braver than I am for trying them! I just might have to give this a try one of these days!

  17. Sandra

    July 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I’d used regular sugar too.

  18. Happy When Not Hungry

    July 12, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I’ve never used avocado in my baking before, but I definitely need to try. Looks and sounds delicious!

  19. Raymund

    July 13, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Never had seen avocado cookies yet, but I have seen an avocado cake yesterday. Very interesting flavours.

  20. Shabs

    July 13, 2011 at 7:48 am

    The q& a was fun to read , I too wish my house would smell like bath & body works , the cookies look great , will def give it a try 🙂 .

  21. Belinda @zomppa

    July 13, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Got to say, I get a kick watching Ramsey! Love these cookies.

  22. The Chocolate Priestess

    July 13, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I’ve never made anything with avacado because no one in my family likes it, I never had it growing up either. It would certainly never enter my mind to use chocolate with it and yet I’m seeing such recipes recently. Did you all get together and decide to make desserts with avocado?

  23. Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan

    July 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I love the look of these cookies! They really are like puffy clouds.

  24. atlanta wedding

    July 13, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Really nice looking and tasty.The article has really peaks my interest.

  25. Ann

    July 13, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    These are amazing cookies! I love that you are using Splenda and Whole Wheat Flour! I came over to congratulate you for making Food Buzz’s Top 9 and was enthralled with the recipe! BRAVO!

  26. kankana

    July 13, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Avacado in cookies! this is unique and looks great. Just saw your post in Top 9 .. congrats!!! 🙂

  27. Sanjeeta kk

    July 14, 2011 at 7:59 am

    I love the shape of the cookies…the swirls that got baked. And Avocado in cookies…that really is something wonderful. Indecently I also posted a few fruit cookies on my blog 🙂

  28. Hester Casey - Alchemy

    July 14, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Congrats on the Top 9! I am going to have to try these cookies. I am intrigued by the avocado and of course they look wonderful!

  29. Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com

    July 14, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Beautiful photos and a yummy recipe. Congrats on the Top 9!

  30. briarrose

    July 14, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    What a neat cookie. I’ve never thought to use avocado.

  31. torviewtoronto

    July 14, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    congrats on the top 9 delicious looking chocolate chip cookies

  32. Becky

    July 15, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Congrats on the Top 9. I’m a little behind reading blogs. You can never have too many cookies recipes. these look very good,and I’ll have to make them for my hubby. Bookmarking this recipe.

  33. Magic of Spice

    July 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I love, love the idea of these cookies…very wonderful! Love your list too and I am right there with you on 14 & 22 🙂
    Hope you have a great weekend Abeer

  34. Tiffany

    July 17, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Favorite part of this post… "reading blogs instead of books!" And love these cookies… I’ve used avocado in chocolate mousse before! It pairs perfectly!

  35. Stephanie

    July 18, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Avocados? Never heard of using these in a cookie but it makes perfect sense. Thanks for sharing.

  36. daksha

    July 18, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Wow! Avocado and chocolate new combo for me:). looks great thanks for sharing this. Can i make this cookies without egg?

  37. Meghan

    July 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    These cookies sound fabulous! I love avocado and cannot wait to try using it in baked goods now!

  38. The Undercover Cook

    July 20, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I just tried avocado ice cream and surprisingly it was fabulous. I have never thought of trying avocado in baking. I am inspired to try something new!

  39. Joy

    July 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Great change out for the butter.

  40. Tanya

    July 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Ya know what’s so funny is I was thinking about trying to incorporate avocados into cookies the other day! haha That is so cool that you made them! I’m excited to give it a go!

  41. boulderfoodie

    August 18, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    What a great recipe! I have been buying sweet potato cupcakes with avocado frosting at our Farmers’ Market, so am totally into trying more sweet things with avocado!

  42. Kathy

    August 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    This is really interesting! I’ve heard of avocado brownies, but never cookies! I would bookmark these…but I just have sooo many bookmarked recipes to try out (approx. 150) and almost everyday, the list gets even longer ^^

    -Kathy from http://cupcakes-music-fashion.blogspot.com

  43. Jocelyn

    January 19, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I’m trying these tonight, which me luck!

  44. Liz

    August 15, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    I made these with oat flour and xylitol, and they were absolutely delicious! I also used Dagoba dark chocolate drops, which are my favorite chocolate chip option, and boy oh boy I cannot wait to make these cookies again. Slightly green, and absolutely fabulous. Thank you for the awesome recipe!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      August 16, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Yayyy! I always get so happy when someone tries my recipe and enjoys it. Isn’t the light grrenish color beautiful?! 🙂

  45. Ange

    September 15, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Oh my gosh, these are amazing. I’ve made them twice so far and many more times to come. They taste like chocolate chip cookie dough. I under cook them slightly so they are super gooey. Also, I do a sugar/pur via (stevia) blend and I add a little extra salt. 5 stars! Bravo!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      September 15, 2015 at 10:59 pm

      Woohoo! I get so excited when I hear people like one of my recipes! I also toss in some nuts and raisins which makes them great for breakfast on the go…lol 😉

  46. ivana

    January 13, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    is there anything you can substitute the sugar with other than stiva??

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      January 14, 2016 at 11:17 am

      I haven’t tried any substitutions. So, I don’t know how that would work out but if you do try out other changes, please let me know 🙂

  47. Lily

    August 25, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Yay! Made these today for my (lactose intolerant) boyfriend. He loved them! I actually put a chocolate mint spin on them and used 2tsp of vanilla and 1tsp of peppermint extract. I also added 1/4 cup of cocoa powder to the dough mix, but next time I will actually commit and do 1/2 cup of cocoa powder. These cookies were such a hit, I’ll be making them again tomorrow! This time I’ll make the normal kind haha

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      August 29, 2016 at 9:18 am

      That chocolate mint combination sounds incredibleeee! I am so happy to see you are playing around with all these flavors.
      By the way, I do have a rich chocolate avocado cookie recipe, if you are interested (it uses soy milk.):
      http://cakewhiz.com/healthy-chocolate-avocado-cookies/

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