Lemon Lavender Chocolate Chip Cookies

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You may not think there’s avocado in these cake-like cookies. But it’s standing in for the typical oil.  Avocados are cool like that!

These little green gems are the butter of the veggie world. Green buttery smoothness that can be the base of a vegan chocolate mouse or perfectly combine with a little salsa verde for a lazy dip dinner.

Avocados do contain fat, but this is the good-for-you monounsaturated kind of fat. It’s also stuffed to the brim with omega-3 fatty acids and are said to help boost your HDL cholesterol.  (That’s the good one in case you forgot.)

I used white whole wheat flour, but feel free to substitute whole wheat pastry flour or even unbleached flour. Culinary lavender and fresh lemon zest join in with chopped up chocolate chips to raise the flavor up a notch or two.

The wet ingredients will be greener than you’re used to, but don’t fret it won’t turn your cookies Kermit green.

 

  • http://twitter.com/foodforliving Lauren Zembron

    I’ve used pureed avocado in quick breads (and puddings) but never in cookies… I love the pillowy look of these cookies!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507366281 Gail V Davis

    Lavender, lemon, AND chocolate? My heart be still! Oh, and I finally got my hands on some of that lavender extract you wrote about. I can’t wait to start experimenting with it! Thanks again! xo

  • http://www.keepinitkind.com/ Kristy

    These sound so great, Kathy! I’m swooning! :-)

  • http://twitter.com/keyingredient Key Ingredient

    Lauren’s right about the pillowy texture about these cookies! It’s wonderfully surprising they don’t turn out greener.

  • Katie

    What is culinary lavender?

  • Kathy Hester

    Some lavender is not food grade and is for external use. Culinary lavender just means it’s safe to eat.

  • Denise

    Loving all these avocado recipes – what a great substitute for butter. I make a avocado pie, cannot wait to try these cookies out!