I have a sweet tooth. I have had it ever since I can remember. Growing up I always craved cookies, cake, chocolate, you name it. Every year for my birthday I would get an ice cream cake from the famous Baskin Robbins. My favorite part was when the frosting was cold and hard right out of the freezer. I would enjoy the cake on my actual birthday and would always have a piece for breakfast the next morning. In college I can remember having a whole summer where my lunch consisted of a pint of Ben and Jerry’s oatmeal cookie dough ice cream. Eating dessert like this never crossed my mind as a bad thing. It was just wanted I wanted and therefore I did it. Now with 20/20 hindsight I can see how much sugar I consumed and just how bad it was for me.
Now I almost never indulge in dessert. Not because I don’t love it, I do. I have just learned I still have no self control when I eat it. I will tell myself I will only have one bite, then I will have a second, third, I am soon licking the plate and laying in bed with a sick stomach. I will now save my dessert indulgences for special occasions like weddings, birthday’s, or when I place is famous a treat on the menu. However let’s be realistic, sometimes you need something sweet. This is where I have learned to make desserts that hit the craving, but also will not kill your waistline.
This recipe like many others I use I found on pintrest. My favorite recipes are the ones which are easy, fast, and have only a handful of ingredients. Did I also mention they need to taste delicious as well? This is a great go to if you are craving something sweet. The best part about it is you can also eat these cookies for breakfast as well. No need to wait till the end of the day. I enjoyed my cookie right out of the oven with a glass of cashew milk. A perfect end to a long day. Hope you enjoy!
- 1 and 1/2 avocado
- ½ cup coconut sugar (I got mine at Trader Joes)
- 1 egg
- ½ cup dark cocoa powder
- 50 g. dark chocolate chips (I didnt have any around, so I used walnuts instead)
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a bowl mix together avocado and coconut sugar until smooth. Add in the egg. ( I used my kitchen aid)
- Mix in the cocoa powder and baking soda.
- Add in chocolate chips or nuts
- Using a spoon place dollops of cookie dough in a baking sheet with parchment paper. This should yield about a dozen cookies.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies don’t stick as much to the paper as they did before baking.
- Cool down end enjoy! These cookies also taste really good cold, so you can put in the fridge as well