Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies are a truly decadent treat. With avocado as the secret ingredient, the texture and chocolatey flavor are out of this world.
Are you skeptical?
I get it, it might sound odd to make avocado cookies. However, there are a few delicious reasons to think about adding avocados to sweet baked goods.
What does avocado do in baked goods?
- First of all, packed with vitamins and minerals, it adds nutrition. Who doesn't want that in a cookie? Especially when you only taste the chocolate!?
- Since avocado has fat (the good kind!), you can use it as a substitute for butter and oil -- or use a combination of both. Less butter and/or oil, which takes away a few calories.
- Avocado usually creates a softer and often chewier texture in baked goods.
- And though not a proven result all around, in these Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies, it enhances the chocolate flavor, making it even more intense.
The flavor of the avocado is indistinguishable, yet it adds so much.
If you think chocolate chip cookie dough is tasty, wait till you try avocado cookie dough.
How to Make Them
Chocolate avocado cookies are so easy to whip up and can be eaten fairly quickly after they come out of the oven.
- Mix the all of the dry ingredients together.
- Mix all of the wet ingredients with the sugars.
- Combine the dry and wet mixtures.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Bake, cool on the baking sheet, and eat.
(More detailed instructions are below.)
Are Avocado Cookies healthy?
Okay, let's not get too excited. 😉
While they do include the very healthy, good-for-you avocado, we can't exactly classify these cookies as healthy. I would however say that they're definitely healthier than a cookie without avocado.
- It's important to use a very ripe avocado. It should be soft to the touch, but not mushy/overripe (no brown spots, please).
- The avocado should be mashed until it's as smooth as possible, though tiny lumps are okay.
I hope you try this recipe and love it!
More avocado dessert recipes:
Double Chocolate Avocado Cookie Recipe
- 2⅓ cups all purpose flour
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- ⅔ cup ripe avocado, mashed (about ½ large avocado)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 2½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Set oven and prepare baking sheets. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Make the batter. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.In another medium-sized mixing bowl, use an electric mixer or a wooden spoon to mix the butter with the avocado, olive oil, both sugars and vanilla. Mix until it's very smooth and slightly lighter in texture. Add the egg and mix to blend. Then add the flour mixture and only mix until it's incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Shape. Use two small spoons or a 1½ inch cookie scoop, to shape the batter into balls that are about ⅛ cup. Place them on the parchment-lined baking sheets as you go, about two inches apart. Gently press each one down a bit with the palm of your hand, to flatten them just slightly.
- Bake. Bake the cookies in the preheated 350°F oven for about 12 to 14 minutes. They should be very soft when they are removed from the oven, and will firm up as they cool.
- Cool. Let them cool on the baking sheets for about 15 minutes.
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Mmmmmm, yes please! I'm a total chocoholic, so combining that with my love for avocados...well, these are just plain dangerous!
Hope your family will be able to visit the ranch sometime! You'll be needing more avocados! And I'll be needing to try this recipe!
Gerry @ Foodness
Fantastic, these sound amazzzzzzzing!
Very inventive!! They look pretty and they make me smile!
Thanks, Amee! 🙂
These cookies got rave reviews--"incredible" and "awesome"--from students in my summer (college) class. Except for using a bit less brown sugar (3/4 cup) and a bit more avocado (3/4 cup), I followed the recipe. Thanks for the creative recipes on your website.
Thank you for the lovely comment, Rob! Thrilled you enjoyed these cookies and that you're enjoying my site! 🙂
but can i make those without the chocolate chips?
Hi Lilja -- sure you can! Enjoy & Happy Holidays! 🙂
Jeff the Chef
I've never tried anything like this, and I've always wanted to. I guess now's the time, since I'm stuck at home with more time on my hands than usual.
Now is the time. I'm saying that to a handful of things lately. 😉 Hope you love them. Thank you and stay well, Jeff! 🙂 ~Valentina
These are super delicious. I modified the recipe, instead of chocolate chips I used 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of shredded coconut. MMMMMMM.....
My bf and I absolutely love avocados. Made these for him the valentines that past and he absolutely loved it. Great recipe!
Thanks, Susan! So happy you tried this recipe! Happy the bf approved. 🙂
They look wholesome and kinda remind me of muffin tops 🙂 A huge favourite!
Thanks, Angie. I love the muffin top comparison. 🙂 ~Valentina
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
This is one of those recipes that you serve to people but don't tell them the secret ingredient until after they've raved how delicious they are! I've never baked with avocados, but I need to add these to my list!
Exactly, Kathy. I only have a few baking recipes using avocados, and I love how they've turned out. Thanks for visiting and stay well! 🙂 ~Valentina
David @ Spiced
Now this sounds like a delicious recipe! I just heard a random fact that avocados will be flooding the market thanks to the coronavirus. Apparently cruise ships use a TON of avocados, and well there aren't many cruises going out these days. So that just means plenty of avocados for me to make these cookies! 🙂
Oh wow! I love this bit of information, David. So good to know. Thank you! Hope you try and love the cookies. 🙂 ~Valentina
Such a great idea to swap in avocado for butter to make these more nutritious, Valentina. They look so chocolatey good, I bet you'd never miss the butter!
They are indeed delectable. 🙂 Hope you love them. Thank you and stay well! ~Valentina
Coco in the Kitchen
Giiiiiiiirl.... I'm so making these in the morning!
Yay! I hope you love them, Colette. Thanks so much and I hope you and your family are well. Stay safe! 🙂 ~Valentina
I bet these are fabulous! Is everyone baking? Cause I went to get flour (it was on my list already before all of THIS) and there wasn't any!!! I couldn't believe it!
I noticed that here, too. Flour is hard to come by. I was already stocked up, but now I'm getting nervous, as I know I'll be baking a lot more in the coming days, weeks. We'll just have to get creative. Thanks for visiting, Mimi, and stay well! 🙂 ~Valentina
I see you are hunkering down with cookies! Good move. GREG
No better way to hunker. 😉 Stay well, Greg. 🙂 ~Valentina
SO rich and tempting!! I've had avocado mousse, so I know the magic of this fruit! Stay well, my friend!
Thank you, Liz. "Magic of the fruit." I love how you phrased that! 🙂 ~Valentina
John / Kitchen Riffs
Cookies! Just what we need to comfort us at the moment. And double chocolate? Bliss!
Thanks, John. Bliss, indeed. 🙂 ~Valentina
Really need these vitamin boosting bites ! Thank you Valentina and be safe ! xo
Right!? Love how you've deemed them vitamin boosting. Thanks and be well. 🙂 ~Valentina
David Scott Allen
Not skeptical at all, but I think Mark would kill me if I used our last avocado for a dessert. (He claims not to like sweets — I think it’s denial at its best…) But, when I have multiple avocados, I’m going to be trying this!
I want these cookies! Need to get some avocados next time I go to the store! I bet they are sooooo delectably amazing!! YUM & Pinned!
chocolate and avocado is a great combo. love these cookies
Kelly | Foodtasia
Avocado cookie - I'm so intrigued! They look wonderful. Can't wait to try them!
Wow, Valentina! These are super good. We love them. Everyone should have this in their repertoire. I just want to sing your praises here for a moment. Thank you so much for developing recipes. I try a lot of them, based on what you say about the recipe and the process involved. This chocolate cookie will now be my go-to when I am asked for a chocolate cookie. They are everything you describe them to be. Thank you again. Dezi
Hi Dezi, Thanks again for writing me. 🙂 Makes me happy you're adding these to your cookie repertoire! And I really appreciate all of your kind words about my recipes/site. I hope you're staying well during these crazy times. Cooking is always a comfort. Cheers! ~Valentina