Avocado Chocolate Cookies or A Way I Pretend to Be Healthy

I will be honest.  I have lifted this recipe from two sources, the Smoothie Lover and Laurenda Marie.  I am not certain which site I found the recipe first, though I do think it was on Smoothie Lover.  I didn’t follow either to a tee, however, I will still give credit where credit is due and I am not the genius who created healthy avocado chocolate cookies.


Avocado Chocolate Cookies

  • 1 avocado, ripe
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup cocoa powder (I sometimes use Hershey’s or if I’m really feigning health, raw cacao)
  • 1/2 cup or less Ghiradelli 60% chips or add in of your choice (dried cherries?)
  • ½ t baking soda
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl using a hand mixer (or blending method of choice), cream together avocado, coconut sugar and egg until smooth.
  3. Mix in the cocoa powder and baking soda.  Careful not to launch cocoa powder around your kitchen.  Made that mistake…
  4. Stir in chocolate chips or add in of your choice.  I never add more than 1/2 cup as it becomes too much.
  5. Using a basic spoon, portion out blobs of batter on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. They don’t spread much, so flatten each cookie blob out a bit with the back of the spoon.
  6. Bake for around 11 minutes or until the cookies seem done and don’t stick much to the paper.  The original recipes call for 8-10 minutes, but I know mine are 11 on the dot with my oven.
  7. Cool and if you have any left store in the fridge.

Both myself and my honey are big fans of these cookies, and I won’t lie, that was a hard sell.  Trying to convince him to eat a cookie with avocado was a stretch, but he loves them.  They are perfect for curing a sweet tooth and I can seriously eat one cookie and be satisfied.  They are not fat-free, sugar-free or calorie free, but these cookies are versatile and brighten the hell out of my day.  I enjoy the cookies most often as a mock dark forest with fresh cherries and a dollop of cream.

My favorite!  Cookies with fresh cherries and cream!


Take that store-bought demon cookies.


Marie Wheeler