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Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hey friends!

I’m back! Life got crazy there for a few days. I appreciate you all bearing with me during this super hectic time. As life continues to get busier and busier over the next few weeks {our wedding is in 29 days! eek!}, I might not be able to be around here as much as I have been in the past. I’m here just soaking up all of life’s goodness on the other side of the computer screen and cherishing every moment of it.

Today I’m celebrating my good friend, Gaby, though. Do you know Gaby? You should. She’s one of my best blogging friends and I just love her to pieces. Her first book, Absolutely Avocados, was just released the other day!

If you’re an avocado lover, you need to get your paws on this. It’s filled with 80 mouth watering avocado recipes for every meal of the day. I got a chance to make her delicious avocado chocolate chip cookies yesterday and am excited to share the recipe with y’all today!

These cookies are like the ultimate chocolate chip cookie. They are full of dark chocolate morsels and oats! Oh yeah, and avocado, too! But you’d never know it.

The avocado {in my opinion} makes these cookies SUPER fluffy! Even the cookie dough was fluffy. And no, they don’t taste like guacamole. I couldn’t even tell the avocado was in there. Yum!

You guys have to make these…like, tonight. I promise they are worth it. I can’t stop eating them and neither will you.

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

recipe from Absolutely Avocados

yields about 3 dozen cookies

Print this Recipe!


1 Hass avocado

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature

1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats

1 3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips


Cut the avocado in half and scoop out the flesh into a large bowl. Add the butter and brown sugar. Cream together until fluffy.

Add the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Mix well until well combined.

Add the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Mix slowly then add the chocolate chips and oats. Be careful not to overmix here. Place the dough in the fridge to chill for one hour.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. After the dough has chilled, scoop out spoonfuls of dough on the baking sheet and press down gently with your hand to flatten. Bake for 18 minutes, until golden brown. Repeat with remaining dough.


2 hours and 10 minutes (includes time to chill dough and cool cookies after baking)

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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    April 25, 2013 at 2:17 am

    That is awesome there’s a recipe for CCC’s with avocado in them in her book. Now THAT is creative! I’ll be seeing Gaby this weekend and have seen her recipes all over blogs this week and a big congrats to her on her book. And I hope things stay sane for you over the next 29 days πŸ™‚

  • Miss Kim @ behgopa
    April 25, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Wow that is awesome. My cookie palate has been begging for something new and different. I love avocados, but never tried them in cookies. I can’t wait to try them. Do you taste any “avocado-ness” at all in the cookies, or does the blend with cookie dough create it into some whole other flavor?

  • Becky @ Olives n Wine
    April 25, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Oh wow – avocados in chocolate chip cookies? I have a few extra ripe avocados that would be perfect for this recipe! And 29 days?? That is so exciting and totally understandable that you have more important things to be doing than updating your blog. Have so much fun getting all of the final details ready πŸ™‚

  • Emily @ Life on Food
    April 25, 2013 at 3:14 am

    a whole cookbook with avocado recipes? count me in.

  • Meghan @ After the Ivy League
    April 25, 2013 at 4:00 am

    So cool! I love recipes that are “sneaky” like this..I never would’ve thought to add avocado to a batch of cookies! Definitely keeping this one on my radar.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    April 25, 2013 at 4:05 am

    These look great though I’m surprised there’s still butter? I’ve heard avocado makes a good butter replacement, yes?

    • Gaby
      April 25, 2013 at 7:08 am

      Hey Katie! Yes, avocado makes a fab butter replacement – but I chose to keep a little butter in the cookies so they would spread a bit while they are baking. Avocado doesn’t “melt” like butter so I kept a little in to keep a traditional cookie shape πŸ™‚

      • joelle (on a pink typewriter)
        April 25, 2013 at 8:08 am

        I was wondering that same thing! Thanks for answering.

      • Lauren C
        April 25, 2013 at 9:45 am

        Hey Gaby, I didn’t win your cookbook in PW’s giveaway so I think I will be purchasing soon! I think I could live off avocados in the spring/summer. Have a great day!

  • Deb @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes
    April 25, 2013 at 4:21 am

    These look so good! I just made some cupcakes using avocado that were delicious. I’ll have to try this cookie recipe now! I love avocados. πŸ™‚

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    April 25, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Oh wow, I knew avocados were versatile but I’d never thought to use them in cookies! I’ve seen a few other bloggers talking about this book and it sounds so good! Also, SO pumped for you and your wedding! I have a friend who is getting married in July and she’s stressing out at the moment, so I can imagine that things must be pretty crazy for you too. Good luck with everything! πŸ™‚

  • Ali @ Ali Eats Clean
    April 25, 2013 at 4:47 am

    I can’t believe I used to hate avocados! Now, I can’t get enough of them— I’ll definitely check out this cookbook.

  • Molly @ RDexposed
    April 25, 2013 at 4:54 am

    I love the idea of avocado in baked goods especially an entire cookbook for such as thing. I am shocked to see still a stick of butter needed for these guys though. Anything with an entire stick of butter tastes good for sure though.

  • DessertForTwo
    April 25, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Yum! I do have a few languishing avocados! I’ll have to make these!

    Ok, no apologies necessary for enjoying life on the other side of the computer screen. You only get married once! πŸ˜‰

    • Heather @ Heather's Dish
      April 25, 2013 at 7:19 am

      TOTALLY agree with this Christina! Cherish this time Jenna – you’ll remember it forever!

      Now on to to these cookies… πŸ˜‰

      • Laurel
        April 25, 2013 at 3:53 pm

        Yes! Cherish every moment now as you prepare for marriage. No apologies for being absent because of it! πŸ™‚

    • Mish @ MishMarieG
      April 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      I absolutely couldn’t agree with these girls more. First this is your blog. Secondly, you’re only gonna be able to lap these moments up once. So totally enjoy them. You won’t regret blogging everyday when you look back, you’ll regret not soaking it up. So soak it up girl. xo

  • Tieghan
    April 25, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Awesome recipe! Gaby’s book is killing it so far!!

    29 day!! Om mand it is getting so close. How exciting!

  • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy
    April 25, 2013 at 5:11 am

    I made avocado chocolate chip cookies last week! I thought I was being creative — who knew a similar recipe has already been published ;). They were so fluffy, and good!

  • Kaley
    April 25, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Looks awesome! I can’t wait to try!! Who won the blender? πŸ™‚

  • Heather Kneisler
    April 25, 2013 at 5:43 am

    29 days!!! Crazy! This is such an exciting time! Glad you are savoring every minute of it! And this recipe looks delicious!

  • erin @hooleywithaz
    April 25, 2013 at 6:27 am

    well, i have been seeing this cookbook all over the food blogs lately. i was a bit skeptical about a whole cookbook for avocados, but love all the ideas this is inspiring.

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    April 25, 2013 at 6:44 am

    I need this cookbook!! I can’t wait to try this cookie recipe!

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    April 25, 2013 at 6:46 am

    I love the idea of using avocado instead of butter! I really need to check out that book- I’m obsessed with avocados.
    Good for you, stopping to enjoy life. It is certainly a very special time. Hopefully Austin stays cool for a little while longer! πŸ™‚

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  • Jane @ Not Plain So Jane
    April 25, 2013 at 7:12 am

    I want these. For breakfast πŸ™‚ I worked on an avocado study and we had to come up with crazy recipes to get people to eat so much avocado in a day. We had an avocado lime icing! Does this cookbook have that? I think there has got to be a better version than the one we used!

  • De @ Cooking for the Other Half
    April 25, 2013 at 7:19 am

    OMG that book was made for me. I am obsessed with avocados and therefore must get it immediately.

    Also, those cookies look incredible.

  • Lisa D
    April 25, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Now, don’t get me wrong, I love avocados and I love cookies, but I don’t really see the point of adding avocado to this recipe. Avocados have healthy fats, but fat nonetheless, and the recipe still calls for an entire stick of butter? Not to mention the absurd amount of sugar – if the avocado was a substitute for butter and/or oil I would totally be on-board, but this just sounds like a fattier cookie to me… Am I wrong??

  • Laurel
    April 25, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Done. These are going in the oven as soon as I get off the computer. πŸ™‚

    I LOVE avocados! I will definitely be placing this book on my wishlist. Great job, Gaby!

    • Laurel
      April 25, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      They’re in the oven now and I’m munching on the dough. I might like this better than regular chocolate chip cookie dough….uh oh. πŸ˜‰

      Now, I want this book even more.

  • Ksenija @ Health Ninja
    April 25, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Yum! I baked avocado cookies from the Vegan Latina a few months ago and those where the BOMB. Though I prefer to use a mix of oat and almond flour instead of the all purpose – I bet yours are just as delicious.

    April 25, 2013 at 7:42 am

    I’ve never thought to add avocados to cookies. But hey, why not? Looks good πŸ™‚

  • Makenzie Ann
    April 25, 2013 at 7:43 am

    these look amazing. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh i have to make them!!!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    April 25, 2013 at 7:50 am

    What a fun recipe!!

  • joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    April 25, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I have an avocado in my fridge right now, and now it’s BEGGING to be turned into a batch of cookies. Great recipe!

  • Mr. & Mrs. P
    April 25, 2013 at 8:18 am

    What a great idea!! Sure these were amazing and much less fat than using butter

  • Ja @Ja on the RUN
    April 25, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Never heard of avocado and chocolate combination! Yummmm! πŸ™‚

  • Danica @ It's Progression
    April 25, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I would never think to put avocado in cookies, but I love this recipe! I can’t wait to try it!

  • dixya@food, pleasure, and health
    April 25, 2013 at 8:54 am

    yum yum yum- every one talks about delicious avocado chocolate combo – i have never tried it, but now I want to

  • Emily
    April 25, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Confession: I don’t like avocados. I just don’t. I try so hard so many times in so many forms to eat them – guacamole, on eggs, in salads, on sandwiches/burgers … Every time in like, “ugh, avocado.”

    But avocado cookies? Okay, we’ll give it a whirl!

  • Caroline L.
    April 25, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Am I an avocado lover… more, like do I live for avocado or does avocado live for me? These look awesome, and take all the time you need! You’re getting marrrrrrieeeeddddd, girl! πŸ™‚

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    April 25, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Sounds good….I love avocados. You will never get back the exciting fun days leading up to your wedding & trip. Enjoy every second. What’s Dexter going to do? Hope he doesn’t have to stay in the kitty prison. πŸ™

    • jenna
      April 25, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      A friend is staying with Dexter! πŸ™‚

  • Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl
    April 25, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Due to my obsession with avocados, I am 100% convinced that I NEED this cookbook!! Thanks for the heads up :).

  • jan
    April 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Wow, avocado? How weird! I suppose that does add lots of good fat. I have to try these just out of curiosity!

  • Stephanie @ Steph's Miles
    April 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Wow, this is perfect timing! I have two Hass avocados just chilling in the kitchen and I had no idea what to do with them! Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Erica
    April 25, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Jenna! I’m a big fan of our blog and book. I’ve made and (loved) many of your recipes, but I have to ask, what is the point of including the avocado if you can’t taste it? Just for fluffiness?

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    April 26, 2013 at 6:29 am

    We think the addition of an avocado is brilliant! We certainly need to get our hands on Gaby’s cookbook! Can’t wait to try this recipe:)

  • Jess @ Sweet Athena
    April 26, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Avocados in cookies?!? Whaaat?! If you say they make them fluffy, I will just have to try them. I love that there is a book out there devoted to cooking and baking with avocados.

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    April 26, 2013 at 11:25 am

    How long should I chill the dough before baking?

  • Emily @ Tips on Healthy Living
    April 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    This looks awesome! So the avocado makes it fluffy, eh? I’m going to have to try it!

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    Wow! Great recipe! I love using avocado as an egg or butter substitute. I’ve used it in ice cream, pesto, and more. I have to try it in cookies now. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

    Glad to hear you’re back. Life must come first, especially your wedding! Congratulations and good luck!

  • Art @ Fit at Fifty
    April 27, 2013 at 7:00 am

    They look great!
    I have seen a few recipes on the web lately combining chocolate and avocado I never would of dreamed it.

  • Sydney
    April 27, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    My dough is chilling in the fridge as I type this! I cannot wait to have my apartment smell like chocolate chip cookies when they’re in the oven! I didn’t have eggs or butter on hand so I substituted a flax egg and greek yogurt, hope they turn out just as good as yours look πŸ™‚

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    Interesting! I’ve made Chocolate Avocado cake before but never in a cookie like this, I’ll have to give it a try! Thanks!

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