Fudgy Avocado Cookies. All the moist chocolaty goodness of a brownie, wrapped in a light, crisp cookie shell. Pure chocolate decadence, all plant-based, no gluten, no refined sugars, no avocado flavor!
In my Creamy Avocado Fudge post, I tell the story of having my beloved avocado torn away from me for years and the joyful reunion that resulted in the Fudge recipe. My Creamy Avocado Fudge has been one of my most popular recipes because of what it is and what it isn’t. It is just like traditional fudge in both taste and texture. It isn’t filled with gluten, refined sugars, unhealthy fats or dairy (it’s entirely plant-based). I love avocado — love, love, love it! Flavor, texture, packed with nutrients — it has it all.
Baking with Avocados
But as much as I adore the creamy goodness it can add to so many recipes, I’m not always a fan of the resulting combination of flavors. I have tried adding avocado to smoothies. While this results in a heavenly, milkshake texture I was less than thrilled with the earthy flavor. Likewise, I love the buttery richness that avocado brings to dessert recipes, but I prefer its earthiness to be imperceptible. My Fudgy Avocado Cookies are exactly that, a perfect combination of delicious velvety texture with a sumptuous chocolaty flavor that is not compromised!
Just when you might be thinking these cookies could not get any better, they do! They are soooo simple and easy to make! Everything mixes in one bowl or your food processor bowl (plus a bowl to stir in the chocolate chunks). You will have a plate of these delectable nibblers sitting in front of you in under 20 minutes — start to finish! And you can easily change the presentation style of the cookies from rustic to smooth as you like (see pics below)!
Fudgy Avocado Cookies
They are so easy that in the short time since I developed this recipe I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve made them. We actually had to increase the number of avocados in our ripening queue to keep up with the household demand. Speaking of which . . . It would probably be the responsible thing to warn you that you should introduce them to your household at your own risk. I’m not pointing any fingers — ahem, honey — but things can become a little uncomfortable when you have two people standing on opposing sides of a plate with only one cookie remaining! These cookies offer so many nutrients they would make a great grab-n-go breakfast. Now that’s what I call incentive to get up in the morning!
Tips for Making Avocado Cookies
Selecting avocados: When possible, I encourage using Hass avocados to make my Fudgy Avocado Cookies and Creamy Avocado Fudge, which results in a richer and more substantial outcome.
Size and appearance of cookies: This recipe is extremely flexible. These cookies can be made in a batch of 12 that are 2 inches in diameter (cooking time 9 minutes) or a batch of 6 that are 3 inches in diameter with the cooking time increased to 11 minutes. The cookie finish will have soft, rustic-looking peaks when baked immediately or can be smoothed by using your finger tip after dipping it in cold water, before baking.