Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Yes, you read that right.

I tried coming up with an annoying avocado pun to title this post, but I decided that putting chocolate and avocado in the same sentence was attention-grabbing enough. 20130929-134247-500x522

I love avocados, but they sure don’t make it easy. You wait and wait for them to ripen while you salivate whenever you see them on your counter, but then you somehow miss that tiny window of avocado perfection and are left with a mushy, unappetizing blob.

That’s where this recipe from The Smoothie Lover comes in. You get to use those overly ripe avocados you spent a pretty penny on. (I’m still bitter about the time in college when I paid $3 for one avocado at Whole Foods and never got to eat it.)

I know chocolate and avocado sounds like sort of an icky mix, but I would never steer you wrong when it comes to desserts. My sweet tooth and I do not mess around.

Avocado can be used as a healthy alternative to butter in many recipes, but I tend to get nervous unless I’ve heard that it came out well from the recipe poster. This one was the perfect opportunity to try it out!

These cookies were sinfully good. If you don’t like rich tasting chocolate, though, step away from the oven. These are super rich – I made sure to have a glass of almond milk handy as I indulged. IMG_7365

Another thing to note is that the cookies are very sticky. The outside looks sort of glossy as you can tell from my photo, and it will stick to your fingers like Dorito dust. But it’s worth every paper towel you use in the process.

I’ll admit that I made these quite a while ago, but I can assure you that the taste is vivid in my mind. In fact, I’m sitting here questioning why I haven’t made them again. I used regular ol’ chocolate chips in this recipe instead of the dark chocolate chunks. I also switched out the coconut sugar for a blend of half regular sugar, half Stevia.

These cookies are totally acceptable to make for your picky family – no one will even be able to tell they contain avocado. And they certainly won’t believe they’re healthy.

Avocadon’t eat them all in one sitting! 😉

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