I know that it sounds weird,but it does work. Really! Soft cookies with the addition off the nutritious avocado and the richness of chocolate. My daughter and I loved them,my husband on the other hand was quiet skeptical and he didn’t want to try in the beginning. “Avocado is for guacamole,not for cookies!” I’m pretty much sure,he wasn’t the only one!
Well.. You can’t make a decision until you give it a try! And finally he did… He was so surprised that chocolate and avocado go well together, and you don’t taste the avocado. Finally,he got convinced.
That reminds me of the chocolate avocado mousse I made while ago.
I found the recipe from an exceptional blog,and I fell in love with these cookies! Of course,I couldn’t help myself and I made couple of changes.
- 1 Medium Ripe Avocado
- 5 tbs Honey
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- ½ cup Almond Butter
- ½ cup Cocoa Powder
- ¼ cup Chocolate Chips
- Zest from one orange
Preheat your oven to 350 and prepare a baking sheet with parchment.
Cream together the avocado and honey until smooth. Then add the egg and mix until no lumps remain.
Next add the almond butter and orange zest and slowly add the Cocoa Powder 2 tbs at a time. If the mixture looks too sticky, leave 1 or 2 tbs out. You want the consistency to be smooth just like the peanut butter.
Stir in the Chocolate Chips by hand and put the mixture in a plastic sandwich bag. Cut a hole the size of a nickle in one corner and squeeze out 1 inch rounds onto the parchment.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the middle of the cookies look set.