12Jun2013 Healthy Chocolate Cookies categories: Cookies 56 Comments on Healthy Chocolate Cookies nessa June 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm (7 years ago) Avocados in desserts are great! Really want to try this 🙂 Reply faithcatherine June 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm (7 years ago) Aren’t they Nessa? Let me know if you do! Reply bakerbynature June 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm (7 years ago) Anything with chocolate has my vote! The fact that they’re healthy is just an added perk! Reply Baker Bettie June 13, 2013 at 8:10 am (7 years ago) These look really rich and fudgy! I have actually made chocolate cookies with avocado before and they didn’t turn out well, but these look really good. I may need to try it again! Reply faithcatherine June 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm (7 years ago) Thanks Bettie! I was honestly surprised when they came out well with only two tries because I had heard it was difficult to bake with avocado. Reply CateyLou June 13, 2013 at 8:46 am (7 years ago) Wow, I can’t believe these are healthy! They look so rich and decadent. Pinning this recipe to make for sure! Reply faithcatherine June 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm (7 years ago) Thanks Catey! Let me know how they turn out when you make them! Reply cookingactress June 13, 2013 at 8:54 am (7 years ago) Ooooh these look SO fudgy and delicious!!! I’m guessing they taste much better than my ill fated brownies! Reply faithcatherine June 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm (7 years ago) Thanks Kayle! Reply rebacox June 13, 2013 at 1:35 pm (7 years ago) These look so good… I get these odd cravings for avocados from time to time I wonder if this would hit the spot for it! Reply BruCrew Life June 14, 2013 at 10:54 pm (7 years ago) Great recipe!! I love using avocados in desserts!! They are even really good in smoothies! Honestly, you can’t even taste them! Reply Sally June 17, 2013 at 10:03 am (7 years ago) I am so intrigued! The avocado and honey are tempting me to give these a try. I love both avo and honey so much! And with chocolate too – so good! Reply Averie @ Averie Cooks June 22, 2013 at 8:43 am (7 years ago) Just pinned these! I make avocado chocolate ‘mousse’ and have use both honey and agave in it, and I know the flavors in these cookies would be incredible! Reply kristascookin June 22, 2013 at 10:12 am (7 years ago) These look great! What a fabulous idea to make such a decadent treat more healthful 🙂 Love it! This will be featured @ Great Idea Thursday’s 🙂 Krista @ A Handful of Everything Reply Lisa @ Cooking with Curls June 30, 2013 at 10:28 am (7 years ago) I make avocado brownies that I love, so these have to be great as well! I love healthy recipes 🙂 Reply bethany June 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm (7 years ago) These look great! Can’t wait to try them! Reply Bethany the ngnrdgrl July 6, 2013 at 12:21 am (7 years ago) Wow! I am totally intrigued by these cookies! I am totally pinning this. I must try them. Reply Betsy Thornton July 7, 2013 at 7:52 pm (7 years ago) Do you know if these will freeze? I am looking for freezer friendly recipes for a new mom. Reply faithcatherine July 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm (7 years ago) Hi Betsy! These will definitely freeze well. You can freeze the sigh for when you want to bake just a few cookies, or you can freeze the already baked cookies. I would not freeze them for more than 3-4 months, but of course, let common sense be your guide. 🙂 Reply Carrie From Carrie This Home July 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm (7 years ago) I love avocado and I’m sure it adds a creamy flavor to these cookies. I’m pinning this recipe now and can’t wait to try it! Would you mind to link this up to my blog hop? Our readers would love to see this recipe! Thanks!! http://carriethishome.com/2013/07/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-31/ Reply faithcatherine July 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm (7 years ago) Hi Carrie, thanks for the pin! Let me know how it goes when you try it. Thanks for asking me to link up- I’ll go add the link now. 🙂 Reply Kari July 20, 2013 at 7:42 pm (7 years ago) I made these with mostly Andes chips,and I think the mint addition is really good! Reply faithcatherine July 20, 2013 at 10:12 pm (7 years ago) I’m sure it was amazing! Thanks for telling me how your cookies were, I’m glad you liked them and the recipe! Reply mkhobson13 July 20, 2013 at 7:43 pm (7 years ago) I used mostly Andes chips, and the mint addition was really good. Reply Christine September 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm (7 years ago) I want to try these as my little son loves cookies so much, but want to make it healthier, but we don’t like honey, so I was wondering if would be possible to replace with just sugar? If so, what liquid ingredient I could use since I won’t be using honey? Thanks! Reply faith September 5, 2013 at 9:41 am (7 years ago) I highly suggest using a different liquid sweetener (such as maple syrup, brown rice syrup, or agave) to keep the texture as close as possible to the original. I cannot 100% guarantee how the cookies will turn out with only using sugar. However, if you don’t have a liquid sweetener you like, I suggest using using 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup white sugar. If you choose this, I suggest adding a 3rd tablespoon of milk to help thin the dough out a little more. Again, I can’t 100% guarantee that this method will work since I have never tried it, but that’s what I suggest. Be sure to let me know how they turn out, Christine! Reply Averie @ Averie Cooks September 5, 2013 at 8:52 am (7 years ago) Just about the only sweet I have not done with avo is cookies. Ive done muffins, mousse, cake, brownies, ice cream, smoothies – but never cookies. I need to. Beautiful job on these! Reply faith September 5, 2013 at 9:31 am (7 years ago) Thanks Averie! Reply Jen October 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm (7 years ago) Do you think that using gluten free baking flour will work for these? I would love to try these! Reply faith October 16, 2013 at 10:18 am (7 years ago) Hi Jen, I’m honestly not sure, as I have never tried it. I have no experience with baking gluten free, as I’ve never had a need to. That being said, you are more than welcome to try! This website which featured my recipe recommends using almond flour and doubling the baking soda. I definitely recommend looking at this post for tips: http://www.delightandbe.com/be-nourished-5-awesome-healthy-cookie-recipes/ Please come back and tell me how they were- I’d love to know how they worked out for you. 🙂 Reply Shouper November 3, 2013 at 10:56 pm (7 years ago) Oh my goodness! These were fantastic! I loved them and I was even more happy when my dad and my brother enjoyed them as much as I. Thank you so much for this recipe and I really appreciate how easy it is that you could make these vegan! Reply faith November 3, 2013 at 11:51 pm (7 years ago) I’m so glad that you loved the cookies! I’m glad your family loved them as well- I love that my family loves these cookies too. Thanks for taking the time to give feedback! Reply Vanessa December 12, 2013 at 12:57 pm (6 years ago) How much would your one small avocado measure up to? 1/3 of a cup? 1/2 a cup? Thank you! Reply faith December 17, 2013 at 10:15 pm (6 years ago) Hi Vanessa! I’m not sure honestly, I’m sorry! The recipe I based this off of used one cup of butter so I would go with that, but I cannot guarantee the results. I’m sorry! I’d start with 1/2 cup and work from there to get the best results. Reply Mandy January 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm (6 years ago) By chocolate powder do you mean cocoa powder or like a chocolate protein powder or something else? Reply faith January 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm (6 years ago) Hi Mandy, thanks for asking! By chocolate powder, I mean cocoa powder that you use for baking. Sorry for the confusion! I’ve fixed my mistake in the recipe. Reply Kristen February 18, 2014 at 9:06 pm (6 years ago) Would these work if I replaced the sugar with something else? More honey or applesauce maybe? I want to make them for my toddler but don’t want them to have added sugar. Reply faith February 18, 2014 at 10:14 pm (6 years ago) Hi Kristin! I have tried these with using 1 cup of honey and no brown sugar, rather than 3/4 cup of honey and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. They did turn out, however the texture was very different and I did not enjoy them as much. But, if you don’t want to add any refined sugar at all, I recommend using 1 cup of honey and no refined sugar. I have not tried the recipe with applesauce so I cannot guarantee those results, but you are welcome to try! In addition, I recently posted a recipe for breakfast cookies that have no added sugar at all if you are concerned with sugar content. Reply Mary April 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm (6 years ago) I baked up a batch yesterday. As I let the first 6 cookies cool I went into the bedroom to complete a task and when I returned a couple of cookies were gone. I asked my husband if he’d eaten them and he said yes, and that he really liked the. I hadn’t told him about the avocado in the cookies, and when I did he was surprised, and then informed me it’s was a keeper recipe! And then he ate two more…….. Reply faith April 7, 2014 at 9:10 am (6 years ago) Thanks for the feedback Mary! I love that you and your husband loved them. The same thing happened with my family- they never knew until I told them 🙂 Reply Bianca April 23, 2014 at 10:04 am (6 years ago) I’m planning on making these cookies tomorrow as I just snagged some cheap-ish avocados on sale in the supermarket! However, since I don’t really like too-sweet desserts, do you think can I reduce the honey to 1/2 cup and lower the sugar to 1/4 cup without affecting the texture too much? Thanks for the recipe! Reply faith April 23, 2014 at 8:32 pm (6 years ago) Hi Bianca, so glad you’re going to try these cookies! I can’t say for sure, because I haven’t ever tried that. I don’t think that lowering the sugar would affect texture too much, but I think the honey would since there will be less liquid ingredients. The first time I tried these cookies, I did it with 1 cup honey and no sugar at all- and the cookies texture was a little less fudgy, but were edible and didn’t taste bad. I found adding sugar made gave the cookies a better texture and taste. However, you may want to try that since you don’t like desserts that are too sweet. If you do change the sugar ratios, be sure to come back here and let me know how it was! Reply Donna April 24, 2014 at 3:44 pm (6 years ago) These cookies are so addictive. I love them and can’ stop eating them. Thank you soooo much for the recipe. Reply faith April 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm (6 years ago) Thanks Donna! I’m glad you love them! Reply Lindsey June 26, 2014 at 8:06 pm (6 years ago) These look amazing! Just wanted to point out that brown sugar, labeled as “brown sugar” is just white sugar with molasses. Unless you meant natural sugar, which is also brown, this recipe unfortunately has white sugar. But still look amazing! Reply faith June 27, 2014 at 11:17 am (6 years ago) Thanks Lindsey! While I know that now, last year when I posted these I was still fairly new to recipe development and I don’t think I was quite aware. I know more about baking now but have left the post unedited because even though from a health perspective, the brown sugar doesn’t make a difference, from a taste and texture perceptive the brown sugar does make a difference. Reply Stacy September 18, 2014 at 11:46 pm (6 years ago) How many cookies does the recipe make? I’m planning to make it this weekend. Reply faith September 19, 2014 at 6:38 am (6 years ago) Hi Stacy! Sorry for not responding to your comment sooner! Unfortunately I forgot to write down how many it makes, but I would assume around 2 dozen. Reply Sara February 14, 2015 at 7:20 pm (5 years ago) dummy me forgot about the milk because it wasn’t in the instructions, only the list of ingredients! Will have to try again :/ Reply faith April 7, 2015 at 1:10 pm (5 years ago) I’m so sorry for that- thank you for pointing it out! I’ll go fix that now. (And I’m so sorry for not responding sooner!) Reply 6Pingbacks & Trackbacks on Healthy Chocolate Cookies Leave a Reply Cancel reply Rate this recipe: Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.