Ancho Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ancho Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Something Sweet & Savory

Who doesn’t love some Ancho Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies? The reason I put this recipe together is because I had a ripe avocado on the verge of going brown from the inside out hanging on the counter. Being one who hates when food goes bad, I couldn’t just stand by while nature took its toll. After looking at some avocado cookie recipes, I decided that this batch needed a slight twist of sweet and smokey with a very mild heat factor. The avocado made the cookies moist and gave them a slight green tint. If that doesn’t make for a good conversation starter, I don’t know what does.

Ancho Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookie
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Ancho Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This makes about 25 cookies and can be done in under 30 minutes from start to first bite. This was not too hot of a cookie and turned out to be a hit with the kiddos too.


  1. Flour – 2.5 c.
  2. Ground Ancho Chili – 2 tsp. (or to your liking)
  3. Baking Soda – 1 tsp.
  4. Softened Butter (not melted) – 1 stick or 1/2 c. (click here for quick method)
  5. Sugar – 2/3 c.
  6. Brown Sugar – 2/3 c.
  7. Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp.
  8. Almond Milk – 2 tsp.
  9. Egg – 1
  10. Avocado, large – 1
  11. Chocolate Chips – 1/2 c. or 1 c.


  1. Follow these directions to quickly soften butter while you prep dough.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º F and set aside two baking sheets.
  3. (Dry) Mix items 1 thru 3 in a large bowl and set aside.
  4. (Wet) Mix items 4 thru 10 on medium speed until creamy and well combined.
  5. In small batches, mix dry mixture into wet until well combined.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Using a tablespoon, drop cookie dough onto baking sheets, 2 finger widths apart from each other.
  8. Bake for 17 minutes, cool for 5 and enjoy!

What twists do you like to add to your baked treats?




  1. cydneyhelsdown

    You had me at avocado ☺️ I’ve never tried ancho chilli before, this sounds like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing

  2. never would have thought to put these ingredients together. Looks good though!

  3. emiliarun

    Ooh looks great! I’ve often thought about putting avocado in baked goods because I have done this with banana so successfully. Now that I know it can be done I can’t wait to try it myself!

  4. wow! we’ll have to try this recipe out! we loooooove desserts, and throwing avocado into the recipe makes it semi healthy too 😉

  5. What an interesting combination! You’ve intrigued me enough that I might just have to try these out! – Corey

  6. Never would have thought about putting Avocado into a cookie! its genius! will definitely give it a try! x

  7. I love the mix of flavors. I’ll have to try these for a potluck or something. Thanks!

  8. Interesting combination would never have thought of it. Would like to try it though.

  9. 101foodtravel

    This is a very good mix of flavor, I never made cookies like this but I am definitely giving it a try

  10. Hmmm. I feel like this recipe would allow me to qualify cookies as a health food. Can’t wait to try a batch!

  11. My step daughter is obsessed with avocados!! I’m so going to bake these and surprise her x

  12. I have a sweet tooth and the pictures of the cookies look delicious. I have never been into avocado but it’s worth trying. Thanks for the post.

  13. mmmm this looks and sounds SO yummy! I haven’t ate yet, and now I want to start my day off with avocado chocolate chip cookies! ahhaa!

  14. I’ve use avocado in brownies before, but never cookies! These look so good! Definitely going to try!

  15. Cooking with Zest

    I would love to try this savory/sweet cookie!! YUM!!

  16. Sayyyy whaaat!??! I neeeeeed to try and make these!!! Sound fabulous!

  17. I love sweet and savory cookies, I have to try this recipe for sure.

  18. I would never have guessed this combination but I am intrigued now and need to try it!


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