Lemon Lavender Chocolate Chip Cookies


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.



  1. 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

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

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

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