Well, it’s Sunday, which means I usually crave something sweet . I have heard of bakers using avocado instead of butter in cookies, so I decided to give it a try. I didn’t go completely butter-free on these cookies, because I was wary of how it would taste. But I might give it a try next time I make sugar cookies, because these turned out delicious and I can’t taste the avocado at all!

Avocado Mint Chocolate Sugar Cookies

1 medium ripe avocado(at room temp)
1/2 C softened butter
3/4 C honey (or 1 cup sugar)
3 eggs
5 T cocoa
3 1/3 C  whole wheat flour
2 T vanilla

Icing:
Softened Cream cheese
Powdered sugar
Vanilla
Peppermint Oil
Green food coloring

Preheat your oven to 350º. Using your standing mixer, mix butter and avocado until well blended and smooth. Mix in the honey, then eggs. After it’s mixed well, add cocoa and vanilla. Add flour one cup at a time, as much as your mixer will handle. Mix in the rest of the flour by hand.

Roll out your dough about 1/4” thick and cut with a cookie cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake about 8-9 minutes.

To make the icing, mix half package of cream cheese ( I really love the half greek yogurt, half cream cheese packages) and about a half package of powdered sugar. Mix in the sugar until you have a consistency that you like. Add vanilla and about 5-7 drops of peppermint oil. Then, mix in the coloring. Spread onto cooled cookies and enjoy!

Happy baking :)

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