Fudgy Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Super fudgy Dark Chocolate Avocado cookies!

I know, I know

Avocados and chocolate? What the heck? I’ll I can say is, don’t judge it till you try it. 

I first became a big fan of the combination when I tried my Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles back in August. They became one of my most popular recipes and have gotten rave reviews from readers who have tried them! They were featured on Greatist, as well as adapted by The Detoxinista, where a huge number of people have reported that they tried them and were amazed at how rich and delicious they taste :). If you need any convincing, just go check out some of the comments on my truffles or on the Detoxinista’s page!

Fudgy Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookies!

Anyways, these Fudgy Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookies are just as good and oozing chocolate flavor and decadence. I mean, just check out that chocolate gooey-ness! The avocado completely replaces all the butter that normal cookies are made with and add a wonderful richness without adding any avocado flavor.

It’s a cookie miracle! 

Fudgy Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookies. Beyond delicious!

I can’t stress enough how tasty these are. And not in your “this is pretty good for being healthier”, but genuinely mouthwatering. If you dished these fudgy cookies up to a bunch of kids or brought them to a potluck, no one would be able to tell that avocados make up the primary fat source! 

4.9 from 12 reviews
Fudgy Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookies
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Delicious, rich, decadent, and oozing dark chocolate. And guess what? With zero butter!
Serves: 18
  • 1 ripe avocado, finely mashed
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the finely mashed avocado, white sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, and baking soda.
  4. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Gently stir in the dark chocolate chunks.
  6. Using a small ice cream scoop or spoon, add one heaping tablespoon of dough on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the top has set. Don't over-bake!



Fudgy Dark Chocolate Avocado CookiesI’m linking up to WIAW to share these tasty treats! Thanks, Jenn, for hosting!


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  1. says

    Good grief woman, i’m drooling. I have yet to try this combo, not because i’m scared, but because I just haven’t gotten around to it/i suck at following recipes. But damn if this doesn’t make me want to buckle down and get in the darn kitchen! YUM! seriously! and if you love them, they must be good. you have excellent taste!!!
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  2. says

    These look AMAZING! I made a similar cookie for my blog a while ago, and I think I like your recipe better :-)

    Also, when I was photographing them, I was like, “These just don’t look right. I swear, I wish I could make ’em look pretty like Christine.” You have got a gift for great food pics!!
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  3. says

    I’ve honestly 100% accepted the avocado/chocolate combo, but STILL haven’t gotten around to trying it! I actually had half an avocado that I was saving for this very purpose, but then I forgot about it and let the baby carrots murder it. :(

    These look BEYOND delicious! If they won’t make me get my act together, nothing will! :)
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  4. Sarah says

    First, Thank You so much for sharing this recipe!!! I just ate 3! Best chocolate cookie ever! I did do a few things differently. Instead of white sugar I used coconut and using a mixer I creamed the avocado and sugars together first. Then beat in the egg and vanilla, folded in the chips, which were Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips, and lastly folded in the flour. I was able to make 13.5 cookies with my cookie scoop. Just YUM!

    • says

      Woohoo! So glad they turned out well for you! Isn’t it crazy how well the avocado blends into the chocolate flavor? It’s a serious cookie miracle ;)
  5. Rich says

    These are SOOOOOOO good. I only managed to wrangle 15 cookies out of the recipe (probably because I couldn’t stop eating the batter), but they were perfect bite sized chocolate lava pools. I highly recommend, and if you’re skeptical, it’s so worth it

    • says

      So glad they turned out fabulously for you as well! Isn’t it crazy how well the avocado blends in?!

      Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment-it made my day :)!

  6. Susan Madej says

    These are wonderful. I had just mashed an avocado for guac, and found out my lime had went bad! What to do? Google a different recipe. I hit the jackpot with this one. Made these with whole wheat pastry flour and added a few fresh raspberries I had left over from making chia jam, and touch more flour. YUM.

    • says

      Woohooo! So glad I could be of service for an emergency like a bad lime ;). And I’m equally ecstatic that these turned out yummy for you! Thanks for letting me know how they turned out!
  7. Joyce says

    Christine, between your Fudgy Dark Chocolate Avocado cookies and your Buckeye Brownie cookies, my coworkers are going to positively SWOON!!! (not to mention what I’ll do—almost sinful concoctions; MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!). Oh, my stars and gators, the young’uns (coworkers) are going to go absotively, posilutely wacko over these treats :-)

    • says

      You are TOO sweet haha! When I read this comment, I turned to Kyle and told him, “This is what makes me love being a food blogger!” :). I hope they go crazy over them! I know I sure did!!
  8. Genevieve says

    Hey! I have been dying to try this recipe for a while, and I just wanted to ask you what kind of avocado do you use in your recipe? I live in florida so we get the large, bright green avocados, and the small, darker ones. I just didn’t want to end up putting too much or too little avocado in the recipe.

    • says

      Hi there! I would use a medium-sized one, but if the flavor of avocado seems a little too strong (you should hardly be able to taste it at all), just add in a bit more of the cocoa :). I’m from California, so I used Californian avocados if that helps at all!
  9. Vikki says

    o m g YUM!! I do not like avocado so I was a bit unsure but they are lovely and my two children loved them too!! I couldn’t taste the avocado just chocolatey/fudgey goodness! Try these!!!!

  10. Winnipeg Mama says

    Just made these tonight and they were really good. I chose these ones because of your comment….. “And not in your “this is pretty good for being healthier”, but genuinely mouthwatering” and yup, you were right. They are even safe to send to school being nut free! I am wondering, do you happen to have the nutritional data? Also, I replaced the white sugar with honey and maple syrup and doubled the batch.

  11. . says

    These were excellent – I did add about a TSP of salt, and changed the flour to all purpose gluten free for my first batch. Second batch was regular flour, rave reviews for both varities!!
    • says

      So glad to hear they turned out well! Thanks for letting me know that gluten free flour works out as well, I’ll keep that in mind if people ask me about the substitute :).
  12. Linda says

    OMG these were stupendous…absolutely luuuuve avocados I switched up this time n used milk chocolate chunks and coconut…puuuuurfect! thank you for your recipe..you are a genius
  13. Roxanne says

    I made these today, I normally stay away from any untraditional baking ingredients and I don’t usually leave a coment but these were delicious! They don’t look like yours but they are yummy :)