Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies…Made with Avocado!

 

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With winter on the way and a cold breeze in the air, there is nothing I want nothing more than double chocolate cookies! This time, however, I decided to find a healthy alternative. I have seen chocolate avocado recipes everywhere, and so this was the first time I tried one out. I am glad to say that they actually turned out pretty great and they did not taste anything like avocado! Avocado is actually used in a lot of chocolate recipes because it absorbs the flavor really well and it has a nice creamy texture.

**here’s a tip: leave the cookies in the fridge overnight to get the right texture. Or if you’re in a rush, leave them in the freezer for one hour, no more and no less!


 Makes – 10 cookies        Time – 25 minutes


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup avocado flesh (ripe, but not very brown)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup cocoa powder 
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp. baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C / 350° F.
  2. In a bowl (using a hand mixer or food blender), mix together avocado and sugar until practically smooth. Add in the egg and blend until smooth.
  3. Blend in the cocoa powder and baking soda. (At this point there should be little to no avocado chunks)
  4. Stir in chocolate chips
  5. Using a tablespoon and place dollops of cookie dough onto a baking pan with parchment paper. Make sure to flatten them out a bit with the back of the spoon.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies don’t stick as much to the paper 
  7. Let them cool completely before removing. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

    For more avocado recipes check out my  Avocado Snack and Avocado and Chickpea Sandwich

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