I’m not exaggerating when I tell you these are some of the most decadent cookies you will ever eat. Crisp around the edges and gooey and sticky in the middle, not to mention SUPER CHOCOLATEY, they are a sort of fantastical cookie/brownie hybrid, not to mention these cookies are DISCRIMINATION FREE – as long as you’re not allergic to avocados or chocolate, you are good to go! These are an adaptation of my favourite cookie from when I was a non-vegan, and they’ve turned out equally delicious now that I’ve veganised them, so get stuck in!
1 small avocado (don’t be put off if you’re not an avocado fan – the final product doesn’t taste avocado-y)
1/3 cup of cocoa powder
1/3 cup of white sugar
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp plant milk
2 handfuls of chocolate chunks (I’ve used dark chocolate chips and Asda’s free-from milk chocolate orange bars which taste EXACTLY like Terry’s chocolate orange, but you can use any of your favourite vegan chocolate. Vego for a nutella flavour perhaps…?)
Preheat your oven to 180C.
Smush up your avocado and stir in your sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder, add in your milk & blend with a hand blender, if you’ve got one, to make sure the mixture is super smooth.
It’s important to remember you are not making a cookie “dough” here, just a glossy, smooth mixture that’s thick enough to blob onto a tray.
Add one handful of your chocolate chips and stir them in to the mixture, spoon this onto a lined tray. You should get about six – eight cookies from the batter, they can spread A LOT, so make sure they are well spaced out and don’t make your blobs too big. Stud the top of your batter with the rest of your chocolate chunks so they look something like this:
They’ll take 15-20 minutes to cook, and should have started to firm up around the edges but still be pretty soft in the middle when you take them out.
Make sure you leave them on the tray for a good while to cool down, if you’re impatient (like me) and try to scoop them off before they’ve cooled, they’ll just fall apart.
Enjoy your brownie/cookie/chocolatey deliciousness! They are just deeeeelightful with a scoop of dairy-free vanilla Swedish Glace.