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Dark Chocolate Avocado Super Fudgy Cookies

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5 from 6 votes

Super fudgy, dark chocolate cookies made with one bowl and seven ingredients – none of which are flour or dairy! Try my paleo chocolate avocado pudding next.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Super Fudgy Cookies

That's right. Avocado cookies. I've done it again. I'm adding weird ingredients to things. Sorrynotsorry. 

But these cookies? Oh, man. These cookies. I brought these into my office and I got no less than 10 compliments on them, 5 people stole a second (and third) cookie, and 1 tried to walk away with the whole container. If people try to steal entire batches of things that I make, I consider them a success.

We're talking super fudgy cookies

I can't just call these fudgy cookies. They are super fudgy cookies.

So fudgy, in fact, that I'm going to go ahead and make these as brownies next time. They're perfectly delicious and bite-sized as cookies, but they're moist and a little heavy, so they're not crisp like a normal cookie might be.

Can I make them as giant cookies?

Sadly, no – you can't make these as giant cookies, because they would just fall apart when you try to pick them and turn themselves into little chunks of fudgy cookie… or, you know, brownies. 

What kind of chocolate should I use?

For the cocoa powder, I call for using dutch process cocoa powder because I really like dark, almost bitter chocolate flavors. But you could substitute it for a natural unsweetened cocoa powder as well.

I highly recommend using Enjoy Life chocolate chips if you're on a dairy free diet. If not, I also recommend Ghirardelli's 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips. I'm never without a bag of them in my pantry, and they're absolutely perfect for these cookies.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Super Fudgy Cookies

Why use avocados in cookies?

Because of a ripe avocado's similar consistency to butter and subtle flavor when baked, it's the perfect substitute. There's not even a complicated ratio between the two – it's one-to-one. So if you're low on avocados, you could also use room temperature butter.

But seriously, use avocados. You won't regret it. 

Try topping with a little salt

I tried adding a little powdered sugar on top, but it just absorbed into the cookies so you couldn't even see it! Then I tried both kosher salt and sparkling sugar, and they were both delicious. I recommend topping with kosher salt because I'm big on the whole sweet + salty thing.

Or, just leave them plain – they'll get gobbled up either way! And if you're anything like me, feel free to pile them as high as you can… just because. It makes a good conversation starter.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Super Fudgy Cookies

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One Bowl Dark Chocolate Avocado Super Fudgy Cookies

4.84 from 6 votes
Super fudgy, dark chocolate cookies made with one bowl and seven ingredients – none of which are flour or dairy! Gluten free chocolate cookies you're going to love.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies


  • 2 ripe avocados, mashed (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, can substitute coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder or unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons water, or milk, if not dairy free
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, Enjoy Life are great if you're dairy free, I also like Ghirardelli’s 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • Optional: Sea salt or sparkling white sugar, for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside.
  • In a large bowl with a stand or hand mixer, cream together avocado and sugar. Add eggs and beat on high speed until well combined.
    2 ripe avocados
    1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
    2 eggs
  • Add cocoa powder, water and baking soda and beat until well combined.
    1 cup (86 g) Dutch-processed cocoa powder or unsweetened natural cocoa powder
    2 Tablespoons water
    1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Add chocolate chips and combine on low speed until evenly distributed.
    1 cup (180 g) dark chocolate chips
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon (or with small cookie scoop (aff link)) onto prepared baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes.
    Optional: Sea salt or sparkling white sugar
  • Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 10-15 minutes, then carefully move to wire rack to cool completely.


Store in airtight container after they have completely cooled, preferably refrigerated to last longer.
Makes about 24 cookies (varies based on size).

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

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Recipe created by Leslie Kiszka

This post was originally published in March 2015 but has since been updated with revisions for clarity and to include shiny new photos.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love these cookies! They are so easy to make and taste delicious. I have made them using monk fruit sweetener too since I avoid processed sugar as much as possible. They turned out great!
    They are always a hit when I bring them to gatherings.
    Today I am making them for a Halloween themed baby shower!

  2. 4 stars
    These were delicious! I think mine came out a bit underdone but it was hard to tell. Any tips on determining when they are done? Thanks for the recipe!

    1. I’m glad you liked them! It can be tough to tell when they’re done since they’re so dark in color, but really you want the tops to be set (but it’s a balancing act, because you don’t want to overbake them and have them be dry), so the key is really making sure that your oven is properly calibrated and following the indicated bake time. Here’s a post I made about calibrating your oven, in case that helps!: https://stressbaking.com/how-to-calibrate-your-oven/

  3. I make these a lot because they are just so good. I lost the recipe and it is not showing up in the blog. The pictures are but not the recipe. Everybody loves them. Please help.

  4. 5 stars
    Made these with an egg substitute because of allergies. They came out unbelievable. Every one went crazy over them.

  5. 5 stars
    They’re baking now, but the batter was yummy!! Thank you so much for this lovely recipe!!