Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

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In my house, chocolate chip cookies have always been a constant feature. We always have a lump of homemade dough in the freezer waiting to be baked up. It was the very first thing that I learned how to bake. My mum doesn’t even need a recipe anymore, she just throws it together in minutes. So it felt a little bit like sacrilege to tweak this dessert that is one of my favorite childhood memories…

But I’m so glad that I did.

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The point of this recipe is to substitute half of the butter with an avocado. What the fuck? I was dubious at first too but the promise of healthy fat and fruit etc was too tempting to just pass over. Even though the avocado gives the dough a slight greenish tinge, the biggest problem with these cookies is that they are so delicious and “healthy” that I end up convincing myself that its ok to have 5 in one sitting.

My recipe: Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Eat, Live, Run.

Makes: about 24 small cookies
(I always make a half batch and cut the sugar now to limit the excessive indulgences)

IMG_2091Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Hass avocado
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup wheat all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup ground old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 a bag of semisweet chocolate chips

What to do:

  1. Cream together the avocado, butter, and sugar in a big bowl using either beaters or a wooden spoon (its a lot harder and takes a lot longer but its fun).
  2. Add the egg and the vanilla and combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour and add the ground oats, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients and mix into dough. Add the chocolate chips and mix again.
  5. Lick the spoon/your hands.
  6. Place the dough in the fridge to chill for one hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place little spoonfulls of dough on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 mins.
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