Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chocolate Avocado Cookies

...what?" (you may have just asked yourself), "avocado and chocolate and cookies? all together??? It's true, and they were actually quite delicious.

I've noticed this new thing where everyone tries to make everything as healthy as physically possible, so I thought I would jump on that bandwagon and give something different a try. Avocados are a really excellent substitute for things such as butter or any other paste (e.g. peanut butter, almond paste, etc.) because not only are they healthy, but they hardly have any taste. They also kept these cookies very chewy for as long as they stayed un-eaten, which was a huge bonus! 

Chocolate Avocado Cookies 

Yields 20+

2  avocados
½ cup dairy, soy free chocolate
1 tbsp coconut oil
¼ cup cocoa powder
3 tbsp flour
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup honey
3 eggs

In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat the avocados until smooth and whipped.

In a small bowl in the microwave, melt together the chocolate and coconut oil.

In another small bowl, sift together the cocoa powder and flour; make sure there aren’t any lumps!

Beat the chocolate mixture into the avocado. Once they are completely combined, add half of the cocoa powder and flour and beat in, then add one egg and beat it in. Add the other half and mix in, and then add another egg. 

Beat in the sugar, honey, and finally the last egg.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let chill in the refrigerator for about an hour.

Scoop onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes

Honestly, these didn't spread half as much as I was expecting them to. The batter (dough? I don't even know), was very airy and not very solid, so I left a lot of space for them to spread out, but I was pleasantly surprised when they didn't. I guess that is just another beauty of baking with avocado.

Keep the cookies on the parchment paper but take them off of the baking sheet. Let the cookies cool completely on the parchment paper.

Remove the cookies from the parchment paper with a metal spatula and put them on a cooking rack. The cookies will be a little sticky, so it would be best to not stack them on top of each other...like I did in this picture here...

Haha I really didn't realize that this was my next picture when I wrote that you shouldn't stack the cookies. But when you stack them they stick together. Just so y'all know. 

These were definitely an experiment, but they were so good! I will definitely be making them again. I think next time I'll put dairy free chocolate chunks or chips in them too. 

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