The Pin Junkie: Healthy Chocolate Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Cookie recipe
Healthy Chocolate Cookies

When I saw these cookies on Pinterest, I was intrigued.  Healthy chocolate cookies?  Yes!  I'm in!  Then I saw the ingredients.  Avocado?  Eeeww!  I like avocado, but it doesn't sound appetizing with chocolate and I'm not sure I want it in my cookies.  I decided to try the recipe anyway because if there's a way I can get my chocolate healthy, I'm doing it.  Besides, I've been surprised before.  I tried a pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving with tofu in it that I thought sounded terrible, but it was actually really good.

First of all, I need to warn you that these cookies are really difficult to make.  If you're having a serious chocolate attack (it happens) then these may not be the cookies you want to make.  These are cookies you have to wait for.  If you buy an avocado that's not ripe, you'll be waiting a few days for it to ripen.  After you mix the batter, you'll be waiting again for the dough to chill in the refrigerator.  While the dough is chilling, it's really difficult not to sneak little tastes of the dough.  (It's ok to eat it raw - no eggs!)  Once the cookies are cooked, it's really hard not to eat a million of them.  It's also really hard not to smile smugly as your family eats them and tells you how good they are, all the while not knowing what's in them. See why these cookies are so difficult!

Actually these cookies are really easy to mix together and cook!  Just mix the ingredients, chill a few hours, cook in the oven 8 to 10 minutes and enjoy!  You can get the original recipe at Pixie Dust Kitchen.

If you're feeding them to other people, you may want to mix them up when no one is around to see what actually goes in them.  There is absolutely NO WAY the guys in my family would eat these cookies if they knew avocados were one of the ingredients.

I'm not lying to you, I thought these cookies were good.  I liked them with a cup of hot coffee for breakfast.  (Yes, I eat cookies for breakfast.)  My son liked them with lemonade for a snack.  He said they tasted like Odwalla bars.  I really like warm, gooey cookies right out of the oven, but these not so much.  These cookies tasted great before they were cooked, and after they were cooked and cooled.  For some reason, when these cookies were warm right out of the oven, you could really taste the avocado and I didn't think they tasted as good.

Do you think you would try these cookies?  If you do, make sure you use a ripe avocado.


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34 comments:

  1. THe cookies look delish, but my favorite part is your help on picking out a rip avocado. I never can get it right!

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  2. Avocado is popping up in all kinds of recipes these days :) I make avocado brownies and like them, so I'll give them a try! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I've never had avocado brownies! I'll have to try them!

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  3. Love these, thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays, sharing on fb and twitter

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  4. These cookies look amazing. I've tried healthier adaptations like Black Bean Brownies, etc., but never avocado. I want to give it a whirl!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Katie

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  5. Looks great! Thanks for sharing!

    Allison @ www.allisonskinnyjeans.com

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  6. Morning! I'm stopping by from the I Gotta Try that link up.
    These look super tasty and I pinned them right away! My son is a chocoholic and I'm sure he'll love these!
    Have a great week!
    Ang
    www.jugglingactmama.com

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  7. I so want a cookie for breakfast!! I so will have to try :) Stopping by from Give Me the Goods Monday

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  8. These looks Delish! thank you for linking with Hickory Trail!

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  9. Picking the right avocado has always been a little iffy for me, but not anymore! Thanks for the recipe and the tip.

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  10. I love avocados so have to try these. I have made cookies with sauerkraut and they were good and that is a strange ingredient.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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  11. I bet the avocado keeps the cookies tender without adding extra fat. I'll have to give these a try; although, I'm not a very patient person!! 8-) I'm visiting from the Hickory Trail link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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  12. These look great! Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

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  13. Nutritious cookies - I love it!! We always have avocados in the house! Thanks for linking up with us at the LOBS link party!!

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  14. Healthy cookies? Sign me up! Thanks so much for linking up to Do Something Crafty!

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  15. You had me at Chocolate and then healthy. :) I'll be trying these b/c they really look and sound yummy! Thanks for sharing! Saw on Happy-Go-Lucky. I linked something up as well. If you have time, I'd love for you to stop by! ;)

    Gina @ Gina's Craft Corner
    http://ginascraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  16. These sound amazing!! Thank you so much for linking up on Much Ado About Monday, you were my feature this week!

    We hope you have a FAB weekend!

    Karla
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  17. These have me totally intrigued! Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  18. Avocado in a cookie.....interesting. I'm intrigued...........thinking I'm going to have to try these. :) They look delicious! Thank you for sharing. I'm visiting you from Fancy This Friday over at Truly Lovely.

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  19. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I've been trying {well, I don't really have a choice, dr's orders) to eat healthier, so recipes like this will make it a lot easier.

    Kim @ {enjoy the view}

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  20. I love chocolate and avocados - how fun to try them together!

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  21. These look very good too! Pinned and will return for the recipe later!

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  22. Very unusual. I would never have thought to use an avocado in a cookie. I actually have a ripe avocado. But darn, I am not a chocolate cookie lover. I know, hard to believe. When it comes to cookies, ice cream, and cake. I like mine white. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  23. These cookies look delicious!! I love trying different recipes and I am definitely going to try these:) Thanks for sharing~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  24. What a great tip about avocados! :) The Walmart here in England sells them color-coded by ripeness from "ripen at home for a week" to "eat within 2 days", which is helpful. But! When you buy one ripe and one ripen and the stickers fall off, (like what happened to me last week lol) this is a great thing to know! :) Plus, cookies with avocado??? LOVE it! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

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    1. That is so interesting about avocados in England! Here in the states, the avocados are all in the same bin and you have to pick through them to find the good ones.

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  25. Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you share this week!

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  26. Very interesting! Yes, I might try these and share this recipe with my children! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  27. Sounds interesting!! =) Hope you have a great Thursday!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  28. Love chocolate anything! Thanks for sharing on Tried and True recipes!

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  29. Thank you for taking the time to make and review my cookies! I love hearing the feedback and waiting was really hard. I enjoyed tricking my family with them too. ;) Your cookies look delicious and I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed them!

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  30. I only eat avocado mixed in fruits and this cookie recipe is really something new! I must try this and experience the lovely taste all by myself. Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo
    jogara
    http://duetbakeryny.com/menu/cafemenu/

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