Let me start by saying this. I LOVE this cookie. As far as cookies go I would consider myself a bit of a cookie connoisseur. The lines are slightly blurred between ‘cookie monster’ and cookie connoisseur but that’s neither here nor there…
These Chocolate Avocado cookies have me quite excited this week. Read on for the deep details on why….
Have you ever just had that craving? I mean a seriously ravenous, ‘I will push aside anyone who gets in my way’, I need something sweet and I need it NOW’ type of craving?
Of course you do, we all do, even me.
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These cookies are made with creamy avocado which is a healthier fat which converts into energy into your body and also boosts your fat burning metabolism. It also has raw cacao powder which is one of the world’s highest sources of antioxidants. I was able to whip these guys up in about 10 minutes, maybe even less.
These cookies are so decadent that you really only need one, so leave the guilt aside!
- 3/4 cup (about 1 large) avocado (very ripe, but not brown)
- ½ cup coconut sugar palm sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ cup raw or dark cocoa powder
- 50 gram dark chocolate bar, cut into ½ inch chunks (good quality minimum 70%)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- In a bowl of standing mixer with paddle attachment, mix together avocado and coconut sugar until smooth Add in the egg mixing until combined. Then add in the cocoa powder and baking soda
- Stir in chocolate chunks
- Using small ice cream scoop measure heaping tablespoon sized balls or dough and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten them a bit with the back of the spoon
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies no longer stick to baking sheet
- Cool on baking sheet before transferring to wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.