Minty Avocado Christmas Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

7 dozen

Updated: Mar. 30, 2023
Best known in the Southwest, avocado cookies are becoming more popular now that avocados are available year-round. These minty cookies are tasty, especially during the holidays. —Pat Dazis, Charlotte, North Carolina
Minty Avocado Christmas Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pureed avocado (about 2 small avocados)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons mint extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (10 ounces) Andes crème de menthe baking chips
  • 2 drops green food coloring, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. In another large bowl, cream avocado, butter and sugars. Add eggs and mint extract. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, beating well; stir in semisweet and Andes chips. Add green food coloring if desired.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until edges start to brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes, remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Minty Avocado Cookies Tips

How can you add cocoa powder to avocado cookies?

Looking for a chocolate profile in these minty avocado Christmas cookies? Substitute 1/4 cup cocoa powder for 2 tablespoons of the flour. For the best flavor, add the cocoa powder after the eggs to bloom the chocolate. Don’t go overboard on the cocoa, or the cookies may be crumbly.

Can you use overripe avocados to make avocado cookies?

Minty avocado cookies are the perfect use for very ripe avocados, but it’s important that the avocados are still green (and not brown or bruised!) or the flavor will taste off. Here’s how to tell if an avocado is ripe.

What can you serve with minty avocado cookies?

A steamy cup of Viennese coffee is perfect to sip on when eating avocado cookies. Here are more recipes to make with avocado!

Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 72 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.