Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cookies –  vegan cookies made with avocado and coconut oil instead of butter. These thick, rich, and fudgy vegan cookies are amazing, and you’d never know had avocado in them!

Rich, thick, easy Vegan cookies piled on top of one another

Avocados are the perfect food. I love using them to make guacamolesaladsmac and cheese, and sandwiches. I also love using them to bake cookies! I am sure you just said COOKIES??? out loud. Yes, cookies. I recently made chocolate Vegan Cookies with avocados and they are incredible. Actually, they are beyond incredible. They are the best chocolate cookies I have had in a long time. No joke!

Vegan Cookies with double the chocolate piled on plate

Easy Vegan Cookies

Instead of using butter I used mashed up avocado and coconut oil. Two healthy fats team up to create an amazing cookie! I am telling you, you will never know there is avocado in these cookies. I kind of feel bad saying that because I love avocado and don’t mind inviting an avocado to my cookie party. But just in case you are worried the avocado will interfere with the decadent chocolate taste, go ahead and breath a sigh of relief because these chocolate vegan cookies are divine!

Look at that beauty! Avocados make me happy, especially when they create such healthy vegan cookies. You aren’t going to miss the butter at all!

Avocado used to make Vegan Cookies

Vegan Cookies with Double Chocolate

For these vegan cookies, there are no eggs involved, either. I used almond milk to create a moist dough and it worked beautifully. And to get the rich chocolate flavor, I used Dutch processed cocoa AND vegan chocolate chips. Double the chocolate, double the fun!

These easy vegan cookies are crazy good! I can’t say it enough! The cookies are thick, rich, and fudgy! You only need one cookie to cure your chocolate craving. These cookies are a chocolate powerhouse!

If you need a chocolate fix, I highly recommend you bake a batch of Chocolate Vegan Avocado Cookies. They are a chocolate lover’s dream!

Healthy Vegan Cookies made with avocado
Avocado cookies that are vegan and full of chocolate!

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Rich and chocolaty cookies that are made with avocado! These vegan cookies are divine! You will never know there is no butter in these babies!
4.29 from 7 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2/3 cup Dutch processed cocoa
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup mashed avocado
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup almond milk
  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the coconut oil, avocado, and sugars together until creamy and smooth, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the vanilla extract.
  • With the mixer on low, add half of the flour mixture. Add the milk and then add the remaining dry ingredients. Mix until the flour disappears. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Form cookie dough into tablespoon balls and place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Slightly flatten the cookies with the palm of your hand or a spatula. Bake cookies for 10 minutes, or until set around the edges, but still soft in the center. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.

Notes

I use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips. 

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 55mg, Potassium: 74mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 2IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 1mg
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  2. Maria I love these!!! I just saw Gaby and got her book and some avocados last week and I was so close to making brownies with them but had JUST made brownies 2 days earlier and then I almost made cookies but went in another direction that I’m posting later this week. But your cookies are stunning. I love using avo in desserts. And no, you never taste it. Well, I don’t. It just adds creaminess and richness. Pinned!

  3. Avocado is popping up all over the place! We’re avocado- fanatics in this family, so we are more than ok with that. If I finally buy some coconut oil, I’ll give these a go

  4. What a great way to get the healthy benefits of avocados and coconut oil into kiddos like mine who don’t like them! Definitely trying these soon!

  5. These look divine! Thank you for making a relatively new vegan very very happy! I am going to try to use coconut sugar in place of the sugar too, so that they are almost healthy and I can eat two!

  6. I love avocado cookies! They are one of my favorites! Love how you got the brown color with the cocoa powder! Great recipe!

  7. Avocados make me happy too! LOL
    I have been wanting to make avocado cookies for a while, but I need to make these first! They look so good! Such a genius idea!

  8. coconut oil and mashed avocado. These cookies are calling my name, Maria! I’m not vegan, but I do love finding new chocolate cookie recipes. And I’m an avocado freak! Hope you had a blast at BlogHer this weekend! So sad I had to miss it.

  9. These look incredible. Im always a little surprised by how well Avos work in making ‘sweet’ desserts/cookies etc. Thanks for sharing Sally. Going to try them out this weekend.

  10. What a gorgeous batch of vegan cookies, Maria! They look so scrumptious and easy to make, too. Gaby would be proud of the avocado addition. 😉 So glad we got to meet at BlogHer!

  11. These look awesome! I make an avocado chocolate mousse often, but have never tried cookies! Cannot wait to make these!

    1. I haven’t tried making these gluten-free, but I want to. I am sure they will turn out great!

  12. These look wonderful, Maria! It was so great seeing you this weekend and I hope you had a great time in Austin!

  13. Wow, what a unique cookie! I was going to put avocado in some muffins, but chickened out because I thought it would be weird. I should try again 😉

  14. these look so pillowy soft! i love the idea of avocado in a cookie! i really want a huge batch of these in my house now 🙂

  15. These looks yummy! I use avocado in smoothies and Ive made a chocolate avocado mousse but never thought to make cookies! Thanks for the recipe

  16. I need to get on this avocado-chocolate bandwagon already because I need these cookies in my life. Yum!

  17. Baking with avocados has been on my list of things to do for a long time, it is about time I get on it! These cookies look decadent!

  18. I’ve been thinking about mixing chocolate with avocado for some time since I’ve seen so many great recipes with it. And now this.. I have to try it!

  19. These look amazing! I’m such a big fan of avocados, they’re so versatile! I’ll definitely be making these!

    1. I didn’t use honey because I wanted the cookies to be vegan, but I bet honey would work well.

  20. Hi! I am wondering, I’m not a huge chocolate fan. Can I omit the cocoa powder without replacing it with anything? Or if I need to replace, what would I replace or change?

    1. Yes, you can use regular milk. I used almond milk to make the cookies vegan, but regular milk will work great!

  21. Maria – Can one use grape seed, flaxseed or olive oil instead of coconut oil? Thanks so much, Ros

    1. I haven’t tried another oil, but I am sure it would be fine. Let me know if you try it!

  22. these cookies look so rich and chocolaty; I’ve been wanting to try avocado brownies, but I may just stick with these!

  23. I just made these wonderful cookies and they really were a great success… although none of my boys was able to guess which was the “mystery” ingredient that was actually used ! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe, a fav now at home!

  24. These look great!
    Question…is the 1/4 cup coconut oil measured in it’s solid form or liquid??????

  25. I made these with melted butter instead of coconut oil. They had a great flavor, but did not spread or change shape whatsoever in the oven, so make sure you press them down!

  26. In the oven! I didn’t have coconut oil or chocolate chips, so I used canola & peanut butter chip. 🙂 If the batter is any indication, they’re going to be good!

  27. Do you think these would turn out alright with whole wheat flour? (not whole wheat pastry, just whole wheat) I’m trying to avoid refined flours, but not if it would really ruin the texture

  28. These are something that look absolutely divine! Now with regards to the almond milk are you using unsweetened, regular, vanilla, chocolate, or caramel?

  29. I just tried these – they are delicious 🙂 subbed in 1/3 cup honey and 1/4 cup brown sugar and worked out beautifully. So fudgey and delicious!

  30. Hey Maria! My sister sent me this recipe the day it was published and I just HAD to try them… my avocados were ripe today so I finally did it! One question/issue though… and it may be my lack of baking experience… When I made them the dough was delicious but the cookies stayed in ball shape after 10 minutes, so I left them in until 12 or 13 and they were still balls! Any suggestions? I can’t wait to try again and make them for my non-vegan husband and see if he can tell!

    1. Before baking slightly press the dough balls down with your hand or a spatula. Glad you liked the cookies!

  31. Pinned this recipe the moment I saw it, and finally made them this morning! Yummmm! Added some walnuts for a little crunch. Thank you for such an incredible recipe. Keep these vegan recipes coming! 🙂

  32. Just made these – sinfully delicious!!! Going to search for more avocado baking recipes. I, too, have turd-looking cookies. After scrolling down I see I’ll have to flatten the dough next time. I can’t wait to “fool” my friends with these. 🙂

  33. I’m going to make these for my hubby. I haven’t mastered a vegan chocolate cookie for him yet. Pinned!

  34. Made today. They were easy and the kids loved them. I made them with gluten free flour and they were like soft fudgey little brownie bites. Lots of flavor in these. Thank you Maria. I’ve been a follower of your site for about a year and bake several times a week using your recipes. What I love best is that they seem to be very flexible. I sub items here and there to suit my dietary needs and have excellent results. Your always inspiring me to give a new recipe a try. The only one that has me stumped is salted carmel sauce! I’ve gone through countless cups of sugar, cream and endless sticks of butter but only had one successful batch. It was however that batch that got me hooked. I won’t give up till I’ve mastered that sauce!!

  35. These were so good. More like a brownie than a cookie but delicious. My 2 year old had one then said “I’ll have another” much to her dismay she was not granted that wish=)

  36. I just made these. They are so rich and delicious. I had my husband taste them and he said they were really good (and kept asking for more). He has no clue that there is avocado in there, or coconut oil. He just said they are really good. Great recipe! I will make these again.

  37. I eat on the paleo diet. So I used almond flour same amount. And honey & maple syrup instead of the sugars. Bc of all the liquid sweetener, I used 1/2 the almond milk, and half the coco oil! Amazing!!!!

  38. These vegan cookies are my new go-to for cookies. They taste like a regular cookie but are so much healthier. Coming from a vegetarian, vegan food is a great option!
    Know all I need is the cupcake version…will have to work on that!
    See you guys on the flip side

  39. Hi Maria! I have been wanting to try this recipe but I am not sure what I could use as a substitute for the coconut oil and if the measurement would change. My daughter has a peanut and tree nut allergy and we stay away from coconut too. Thanks Meaghan

  40. I have been trying new vegan recipes and I had been craving chocolate cookies like crazy. I cam upon this one and since I looovee avocado, I just had to try it. To be honest, I didnt have coconut oil and almond milk, so I used vegetable oil and soy milk instead. They turned out just as good (well, I think so anyway). They came out really chewy and fudgy just like a brownie 😀 and lower calories im sure, so I eat a bunch without the guilt lol. Thank you for this recipe! <3

  41. Maria, I made these last night because I overbought avocados over the weekend and couldn’t fit them all into our meal plan for the week, and was afraid they’d go to waste. I am absolutely.blown.away. I figured the cookies would taste fine and be a way to use up the avocados, but they are so much more than “fine” – they might be the best chocolate cookie I’ve ever had. I’m amazed. Of course, I should know by now that your recipes are always golden, but this one just looked so unorthodox. I’m officially an avocado-in-baked goods convert. THANK YOU for this amazing recipe!! I’m not actively blogging much anymore, but you continue to be one of my go-to food blogs!

  42. These are amazing. I just finished making them, and let me tell you, they are like brownies. Super soft, melt-in-your-mouth, chocolatey, but not too sweet. They’re awesome.

  43. Since the avocados–once cut–become brown, will that in any way affect the cookies? Would they have to be refrigerated?

  44. I love these. I hate avocado, yes I know eveyone seems to love them but it’s true i,’m not a fan. That being said I made these and thought they were great, you can’t taste avocado at all. I also used the same recipe to make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies but leaving out the cocoa powder and they were great too. Thank you!

  45. Wow, these are really for chocolate lovers. Are the cookies supposed to spread out in the oven? Cuz mine stayed thick and round, even smushed with a spoon.

  46. Hello! Is it mandatory to use Dutch Processed Cocoa, or will Natural Cocoa work? I’ve been having trouble finding the Dutch Processed and I need to make these tomorrow for a cookie exchange! Thank you so much 🙂

    1. You can use regular cocoa. They just won’t have a dark chocolate flavor. They will still be good though:)

  47. Thanks a million!! I may just have to throw in some dark chocolate chunks to amp up that flavour 😉 (also thinking of adding dried cranberries– tis the season!)

  48. These cookies sound delicious, but I am sensitive to coconut(oil). Is there another oil you can suggest I use instead?
    Thank you, Ina.

  49. Can’t wait to try! I’ve made chocolate frosting using Avacado, cocoa powder, & real maple syrup…tastes great!

  50. I just made these tonight. I used regular milk (I’m out of almond) and only about a 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (not vegan) and they were wonderful! My husband ate quite a few and he didn’t even notice the avocado or coconut oil and he’s super picky about stuff like that. They almost taste like a really rich brownie bite. I would recommend doubling the batch though since the cookies are smaller and smushing them down pretty well before baking since they don’t really spread at all. I’m making another batch tomorrow with the rest of the avocado. Thanks so much for the awesome recipe. I don’t think I’d be able to get my husband and kids to eat avocado otherwise. 😉

  51. Just made these for my 6 yr old who has food allergies. These are amazing. Even my 2 yr old grandson loves them! Plus I love the fact it has avocado in it!

  52. Just made a second double batch of these dor my 6 year old…. i sub gluten free flour mix due to his allergies! He loves them. Thank you

  53. I made these with a mix of two gluten free flours: half coconut flour, and half sorghum flour. The only alteration I had to make was adding more almond milk. The dough was very crumbly and not dough-like at all, perhaps because of the GF flours. So I added another 1/3 cup and that did the trick. The cookies aren’t as smooth on the top; they have more of crackle. But they are delicious nonetheless! Thanks for the recipe!

  54. I’m making these right now and they smell amazing! I’ve been dying to try avocado in mu baked goods. I can’t wait to taste them. 🙂

  55. I really want to try these…but unlike many who have posted, I am NOT an avocado fan. Can you taste it much? Would love to sneak some avocado into my kids…and myself. 🙂

  56. These were ridiculously delicious. The recipe was perfect and so easy. The avocado and I got the lightest kiss of coconut from the oil. Everyone was so impressed that they were vegan! I only told them after the plate was clean.

  57. Different, in a good way. Never made any dessert vegan ish…the reason why I used “ish” I used regular milk. Great recipe. Very soft/tender cookies. I did alter a bit using 1 c WW flour and 1/4 c AP flour.

  58. So I just found this recipe, and even though I’m not new at baking sweets with avocados, this recipe came out so much better than any I’m used to!! Holy guacamole! I used some cacao and maca powder and did a wheat/white flour mix. I’ll use less brown sugar next time, and make sure to stick with stevia to cut the bad stuff 😉 but all those healthy fats make me so HAPPY. The recipe made 18 for me and I froze half of the batter to make fudgy yummy frozen cookie dough. My vegan hubby and I already threw back a few each. THANK YOU.

  59. I really want to try these, but I have tried two chocolate mousse recipes with alvacados and both times they were very bitter, an no matter what I did to try to fix it, it stayed this way. Any suggestions?

  60. Since i am a student and it is difficult for me to get all the ingredients, is it possible for me to substitite almond milk and coconut oil with anything else?

  61. 5 stars
    I usually don’t leave comments on recipe blogs but… I just made those cookies this afternoon with my son, and they are absolutely delicious! I am very difficult with pastries and I have often been disappointed when I tried vegan cakes or cookies in restaurant or bakeries… I was starting to think it’s just not possible to make delicious treats without dairies. I’m so glad I found your recipe. Those cookies are honestly delicious. They taste / feel like brownie (without the nuts), they are very soft. We adore them! Thank you so much!

  62. 4 stars
    That seems look like the pretty one and I am so delighted to be here, thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe that is awesome.

  63. 5 stars
    Haiiiiii, just wanted to let everyone know that this recipe is absolutely brilliant. I am not a very baker or cook or anything but this was genuinely so easy to do so 100% recommend even if baking isn’t your forte.

  64. 3 stars
    These were really easy to make and turn out pretty delicious. Loved the idea of using avocado, so original! The only think I found a bit odd is the texture, they’re basically like mini brownies. Since the flavour is sooooo chocolately it adds to that brownie kind of feel. Delicious but maybe not what I have in mind when I want I cookie. Will definitely eat the whole lot though 😀

  65. 5 stars
    I’m a newly vegan and been just thinking about chocolate made these last night and wow!! Covered my sweet tooth until next month!! Thank you

  66. This recipe looks fascinating and I’m eager to try it. One question, please: is there a reason you specify Dutch process cocoa? I’m guessing (based on websites about the science) the Dutch process comes out denser and fudgier—a good thing for cookies. I prefer natural cocoa in general, but will get Dutch process if necessary. Here’s the info site: https://www.seriouseats.com/2014/08/difference-dutch-process-natural-cocoa-powder-substitute.html

    1. I like Dutch process because the chocolate flavor is richer, but you can use regular unsweetened cocoa too!

  67. 4 stars
    Gosh—these really are wonderful! Thank you so much for this recipe. My hubby is a true chocolate lover, and I have been looking for a healthier cookie recipe to satisfy the chocolate fix. May try substituting quinoa flour on a single batch next time to see what happens. Do these freeze well (not that they would last long in the freezer)?