Avocado chocolate chip cookies

With so many talented foodies and cooks out there,  I am always keen to learn something from them. As a result, my “to make” 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!

This recipe comes from Natalie. She blogs at Deconstructing the home and says these cookies are a family favorite!

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I 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…hehe. They 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, 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…) 

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.

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Step 3:
Add egg and vanilla extract.
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Step 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 Smile with tongue out
(Btw,I really like how this picture turned out… half colorful and half black & white…)

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On another note, I saw a questionnaire on Suzy’s blog and filled it out, thinking that it’s a good way to let you all know more about me. Enjoy! Smile

1. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Yes

2. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Not a lot…only if I am annoyed


3. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Chicken

5. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Omg yes! I have been dying to do that for a few years but my family freaks out and stops me from doing it…sighs Sad smile

6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Chocos! Lol. I am a chocoholic!

7. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
No. I am too lazy! lol

8. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Chocolate… lol

9. RED OR PINK?
Pink

10. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO ON YOUR NEXT VACATION?
China

11. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Not wearing any

12. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
A chocolate chip cookie

13. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Blue

14. FAVORITE SMELLS?
The smell inside those Bath and Body Works store. I wish my house would smell like that all day…hehe.

15. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My husband

16. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Not really into sports …

17. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Used to…  not any more

18. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy endings

19. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Watched “Date Night” yesterday. I didn’t like it Confused smile

20. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Black and white

21. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Reading blogs instead of books…lol

22. FAVORITE SOUND?
Peace and quiet at any botanical garden.

23. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Middle east

24. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU WATCHED ON TV?
“Ramsay’s Best Restaurant” …..on Netflix
Gordon Ramsay scares the jeepers out of me and I honestly don’t know anyone who swears as much as him! But his shows are too entertaining! haha!

That was fun… wasn’t it? Smile 


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45 thoughts on “Avocado chocolate chip cookies

  1. Eftychia

    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 :-)

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  2. Jill Colonna

    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! :-)

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  3. Sandra's Easy Cooking

    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!

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  4. RavieNomNoms

    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!

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  5. The Farmers Wife

    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!

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  6. Shabs

    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 :) .

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  7. The Chocolate Priestess

    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?

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  8. Ann

    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!

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  9. Sanjeeta kk

    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 :)

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  10. Becky

    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.

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  11. Tiffany

    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!

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  12. Tanya

    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!

    Reply

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