Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies



The seniors at the Life Enrichment Center were having a Valentine party. I wanted to make something different for them and  Lou couldn't wait to take a bite! ( photo below).

I can't say this is super healthy. It contains a lot of sugar BUT avocado is a healthy fat. The cookie is soft and chewy and on my tried and true list to make again.

Recipe is from the California Avocado site. I had a few extra avocados and I wanted to give it a try. The Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding was very popular, I hope people like this also.

Wanted to mention that the cookies has a slight green color. Might be something special to make someone for St. Patrick's Day!



Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour ( you can use 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup all purpose flour)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup finely mashed avocado from one avocado

  1/2 cup  butter, softened

1 cup light brown sugar

12 ounce bag of chocolate chips

1/2 cup white sugar

2 egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

3. In a medium size bowl whisk flour, baking soda and salt


4. Add butter and mashed avocado to the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until smooth and creamy. Add the white and brown sugars and mix until thoroughly combined.

5.  Slowly add the flour mixture to the avocado/butter mixture. Mix on low ( you don't want the flour flying all over the counter) until all the flour is incorporated into the mix.

6.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

7. Using a small cookie scoop*, scoop up the dough and place two inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.

8. Bake 14- 16 minutes until golden brown.

9. Remove from oven.

10. Place cookies on rack to cool.





*  I used a  1 1/2 tablespoon scoop. As you can tell by the photo I did not flatten the dough.


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30 comments:

  1. Well here's how I look at it....if I really want a cookie? I'm not looking to eat healthy-I just want something sweet and yummy and when that hits, only a good cookie will do. That satisfies the sweet tooth urge.

    I've had my eye on these for a while...glad to hear they're good. I'll have to give them a try when I hit a good sale on avocados. We love love LOVE that Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding as you well know-that stuff ROCKS.

    I've also got my eye on some avocado brownies...with dark chocolate....which is supposed to be good for you too...healthy fat, healthy chocolate, WIN WIN! That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. :)

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    1. I love avocado and they were at a great price. Win- Win

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  2. I would of never thought to replace part of the butter with an avocado! Very smart and healthy too. I also didn't notice the green tinge to the cookies either until you mentioned it. good way to get someone to eat healthier too. I wish I could have peanut butter, I LOVE it. You always find something good for us, Thanks Linda

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    1. I wanted to make something a tad healthy for the seniors. It was a good way to sneak it in!

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  3. avocado in cookies!? OH MAN A MUST TRY for sure!!!

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    1. You won't be disappointed! They were really good.

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  4. This sounds very interesting. They look so good. Never ever would have thought to put avocado in cookies. You sure do find the most interesting recipes. Thanks for sharing,

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    1. Maybe Monica would like these. The kids would never know avocado is in them.

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  5. Interesting to use avocado in the chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I'm actually not surprised. I've made chocolate mousse smoothies in the blender using avocado. You could also easily cut back on the sugar in this recipe and the cookies would still turn out good. I am currently doing no processed sugar but the few times I do still bake for others, I cut back on the sugar in recipes.

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    1. I was thinking about using maple syrup or honey the next time- do you think that would work?

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  6. I wish I could eat one,but avacodoes makes me very sick. I don't know why unless I'm alergic to them. They look yummy though. You all have one for me.

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    1. I knew this one wasn't for you sweet Dottie but I have more healthy recipes coming your way!

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  7. Yum ~ what a fun idea! I but this would be a great way to use avocado's that get too ripe. Hmmm... what do you think?
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight).
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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  8. I love chocolate chip cookies and love that you added avocado to them.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe to make them at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  9. What an interesting recipe!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  10. I love avocados and chocolate chips so this is a perfect pairing.
    Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday,
    Bev

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  11. Well, this a new one on me. I would never have thought to use avocado in cookies. I might just have to test the recipe.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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    1. It was for me also and that's why I wanted to give it a try. The seniors (including me) enjoyed them and hope you do also.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  12. We need a treat occasionally as part of a healthy lifestyle I believe. These look yummy and I'm interested in how they taste with the addition of avocado. You are right it is a healthy fat! Thanks for sharing with us at #Overthemoon link up and see you next week!

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    1. Sue- they don't have a strong avocado taste. I want to make them again but cut the amount of sugar or sub a healthier sweetener.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  13. I would have never thought to mix avocado and chocolate together, but after reading your ingredients and how you make them that actually sounds pretty good. Your taste testers seem to truly enjoy them.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again when we open our doors at 12AM EST on Friday.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  14. Definitely a neat recipe! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  15. I have never thought of using avocados in cookies! Thanks for linking up at Merry Monday!

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