Avocado Cookies: Soft, Healthy, and Irresistible!

Avocado in cookies? Absolutely! Avocado Cookies offer a guilt-free indulgence with half the fat of regular cookies and an irresistibly soft texture. Get ready for a delightful twist on traditional treats!

Credit goes to my friend Antonella for introducing me to this unique recipe (with her cannabis-infused version, naturally). When she shared the idea with me, I couldn’t help but exclaim, “What?!” Yet, after trying them myself, I realized the brilliance behind her culinary invention.

Dispelling Myths

Let’s address the elephant in the room: no, these cookies don’t taste like avocado or resemble some bizarre chocolate guacamole fusion. Despite what you might expect, the avocado adds a subtle creaminess and tropical flair to the cookies, elevating them to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Sure, avocado cookies might not be a staple in traditional baking, but who says we can’t shake things up a bit? Change is refreshing, especially when it leads to healthier alternatives without sacrificing flavor.

Avocado Cookies Recipe Unveiled

Now, let’s dive into the recipe that’s causing waves in the baking world:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup mashed avocado (1 small avocado)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • Chocolate chips or Mint Crisp M&Ms (as desired)
avocado cookies recipe
Don’t forget to explore Antonella’s canna recipes and give her some love
she’s a true culinary genius!

Instructions:

  1. Cream together avocado, butter, and sugars until smooth.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla extract, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Gradually incorporate flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the mixture.
  4. Fold in chopped pecans and chocolate chips (or Mint Crisp M&Ms).
  5. Roll spoonfuls of dough into balls and flatten slightly on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 11-13 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool before indulging in their soft, delectable goodness.

As we embark on this culinary journey, let’s consider experimenting with sugar alternatives. While applesauce is a popular choice, I’m open to exploring other options. Share your ideas in the comments below together, we can discover new ways to sweeten our treats without compromising on taste.

Join me in spreading peace, love, and the joy of baking one avocado cookie at a time.