Avocado Chocolate Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cookies

Avocado replaces the oil and eggs in these easy cake mix cookies. They are rich and fudgy and you can't taste the avocado at all! There are two ways to make these cookies: with or without water. Both versions are delicious, but the cookies that include water in the batter have a cakier texture and are a little prettier to look at. I've included the instructions for both versions so be sure to review the recipe and notes before you get started!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Duncan Hines chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup of avocado puree mashed in food processor until completely smooth
  • 1/4 cup water (see note)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking pans with parchment paper or silpat mats.

No-Water Version

  1. Add the cake mix and avocado puree into a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon. For this version without water, it will seem like the dough won't come together but if you keep stirring, there is enough moisture from the 1 cup puree to make the cake mix turn into cookie batter. Once completely mixed, add in the chocolate chips.

  2. Shape the dough into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.

  3. Bake for about 10 minutes until outside of cookies are set and bottoms don't stick to the cookie sheets. Let cookies cool.

Water Version (for a cakier cookie)

  1. Add the cake mix, avocado puree, and water into a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon. Once completely mixed, add in the chocolate chips.

  2. For this version, scoop the dough out with a large spoon. It will be wet and sticky. Do your best to place a large spoonful of dough on cookie sheet about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and spacing cookies 2 inches apart. 

  3. Bake for about 10 minutes until outside of cookies are set and bottoms don't stick to the cookie sheets. This version of the cookies will be very soft when they come out of the oven, but they will firm up as they cool.

Notes:

  • I've made these cookies with and without the water and I like them both. If you want a cakier cookie, add the water to the batter. The batter will be stickier to work with but the cookies come out fluffier and shinier.
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