I’m all for enjoying baked goods in all of their sugary, caloric, bad-for-you glory. Eating a little something sweet every day heals me spiritually, and I by no means think every sweet treat needs to be replaced with a quinoa, berry-filled alternative. But if there’s a healthy chocolate cookie recipe that includes a couple nutritious swaps without compromising the taste, I’m here for it.

This is a pretty standard double-chocolate cookie recipe, but with a couple healthy swaps. First, we’re using avocado instead of butter for our fat. Avocados have heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and are cholesterol-free (yay!). The taste of avocado can be overpowering in a dessert, but it luckily pairs beautifully with chocolate. We’re also using applesauce instead of cane sugar. Applesauce has 100 calories, while the same amount of sugar contains 800 (double yay!). We aren’t swapping chocolate out for anything else because what kind of madman would replace chocolate. 

Double Chocolate Cookies

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:20 mins
  • Servings:30
  • Easy


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
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  • Step 1

    In a medium bowl, thoroughly combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder.

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, mash the shit out of your avocado. A large fork or pastry cutter will do just fine.

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  • Step 3

    Add eggs to avocado and beat well. Then, add applesauce, brown sugar, and vanilla extract and mix together.

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  • Step 4

    Incorporate the dry ingredients slowly into the large bowl. Then, fold in the chocolate chips.

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  • Step 5

    After your dough has cooled in the fridge for at least one hour, drop golf ball sized dough balls onto a parchment paper covered cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

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  • Step 6

    Remove cookies promptly from the cookie sheet and let cool on a rack.

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These cookies are moist, easy-to-make, and somehow maintain that gooey-chocolate texture long after they've cooled. Enjoy fresh out of the oven with a glass of milk, or as a healthy(ish) afternoon snack.