Avocados are arguably the world’s best fruit. Yes, fruit! They are healthy, versatile, and taste great with any dish. If you love cookies and adding a healthy surprise to your dessert, then you are going to love these easy avocado cookies—plus, you get a whole serving of fruit with healthy fat. Say hello to healthy chocolate chip cookies and goodbye to feeling guilty about consuming more than you can count.

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Anyone who can make regular cookies can whip these up with ease. The only difference from a regular chocolate chip cookie recipe is that instead of butter you substitute, you guessed it, avocado. These cookies turn out slightly more dense than if they were made with butter and they have a subtle nutty taste.

Make these cookies gluten-free by substituting the flour for any gluten-free version. For a quick treat, this recipe can be made ahead of time and frozen for up to 1 month, and they're perfect for tricking your friends and family into thinking you're the next great American baker.

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:20 mins
  • Servings:18
  • Easy


  • 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup mashed avocado
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375° F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, beat the avocado and sugars until well combined and creamy, about 1 minute.

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  • Step 3

    Add the egg and vanilla extract to the mixture and beat until just combined.

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  • Step 4

    In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.

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  • Step 5

    Add the wet ingredients to the dry, about ¼ of a cup at a time. Mix until a dough forms, be careful not to over work the mixture.

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  • Step 6

    Stir in the bag of chocolate chips.

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  • Step 7

    Place the finished dough on the baking sheet.

    #SpoonTip: Use an ice cream scoop for more uniform cookies

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  • Step 8

    Put those bad boys in the preheated oven and bake until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Then cool the cookies on a wire rack.

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