Chocolate Chip Avocado Cookies

So this recipe was a part of a modified recipe research project from my advanced food prep class. More about that here!


½ cup shortening

½ cup or 150g avocado

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup sugar, granulated

½ tsp. baking soda

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

2 ½ cups flour

1 12oz package of chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375 F and line cookies sheets with parchment.

Beat together the shortening and avocado with an electric mixer until creamy and uniform. It will be green!

Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and baking soda and beat until the mixture is combined.

Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.

Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer, and stir the rest by hand.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop two teaspoons until parchment lined cookie sheets and back for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies have a slight brown appearance on top.

***Cookies will not flatten out like normal cookies due to the higher melting point of the avocado.

Recipe adapted from the Better Homes and Garden’s Cookbook.