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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53 Comments

  • Junia @ Mis Pensamientos July 11, 2011 11:17 pm

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

  • something_good July 12, 2011 12:58 am

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

    the questionnaire is soooo funny!

  • Eftychia July 12, 2011 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 🙂

  • Jill Colonna July 12, 2011 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! 🙂

  • Maris (In Good taste) July 12, 2011 2:22 am

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

  • Medeja July 12, 2011 4:25 am

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

  • Viviane Bauquet Farre July 12, 2011 7:33 am

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

  • Adora’s Box July 12, 2011 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?

  • Sandra’s Easy Cooking July 12, 2011 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!

  • Wendy Irene July 12, 2011 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 🙂

  • Kelly July 12, 2011 12:10 pm

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

  • RavieNomNoms July 12, 2011 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!

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 12, 2011 12:56 pm

    So intrigued! I need to try these.

  • Mi Vida en un Dulce July 12, 2011 4:40 pm

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

  • Trish July 12, 2011 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.

  • mlw July 12, 2011 6:00 pm

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

  • The Farmers Wife July 12, 2011 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!

  • Sandra July 12, 2011 7:49 pm

    I’d used regular sugar too.

  • Happy When Not Hungry July 12, 2011 8:09 pm

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

  • [email protected] in disguise July 13, 2011 1:32 am

    Avocados in a cookie…interesting!
    will have to try them sometime. Loved knowing a bet more about you 🙂

  • Raymund July 13, 2011 1:50 am

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

  • Shabs July 13, 2011 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 🙂 .

  • Belinda @zomppa July 13, 2011 8:51 am

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

  • [email protected] July 13, 2011 9:30 am

    Cool idea for a low fat (or good fat) cookie!
    I’ve never tried it before. thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • The Chocolate Priestess July 13, 2011 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?

  • Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan July 13, 2011 1:16 pm

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

  • atlanta wedding July 13, 2011 9:08 pm

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

  • Ann July 13, 2011 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!

  • kankana July 13, 2011 11:19 pm

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

  • Sanjeeta kk July 14, 2011 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 🙂

  • Hester Casey – Alchemy July 14, 2011 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!

  • Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com July 14, 2011 10:12 am

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

  • briarrose July 14, 2011 5:15 pm

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

  • torviewtoronto July 14, 2011 9:50 pm

    congrats on the top 9 delicious looking chocolate chip cookies

  • Becky July 15, 2011 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.

  • Magic of Spice July 15, 2011 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

  • Tiffany July 17, 2011 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!

  • Stephanie July 18, 2011 7:14 am

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

  • daksha July 18, 2011 8:15 am

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

  • Meghan July 18, 2011 4:40 pm

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

  • The Undercover Cook July 20, 2011 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!

  • Joy July 23, 2011 5:44 pm

    Great change out for the butter.

  • Tanya July 27, 2011 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!

  • boulderfoodie August 18, 2011 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!

  • Kathy August 30, 2011 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

  • Jocelyn January 19, 2015 8:03 pm

    I’m trying these tonight, which me luck!

  • Liz August 15, 2015 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!

    • Abeer Rizvi August 16, 2015 4:05 pm

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

  • Ange September 15, 2015 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!

    • Abeer Rizvi September 15, 2015 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 😉

  • ivana January 13, 2016 8:42 pm

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

    • Abeer Rizvi January 14, 2016 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 🙂

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