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Aug 16

{The Recipe ReDux} Sponsored Contest: Chocolate Avocado Frosting Stuffed Cookie Sandwiches

Avocados & cookies.

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Kinda like milk and cookies, but different.  Because avocados are more creamy than milk.  I mean, I would totally support you if you wanted to dunk these in a glass of almond, hemp, cashew, soy, cow, or coconut milk.  But why am I even talking about milk? We should be talking about chocolate.  Specifically, this chocolate avocado frosting.  It’s my new favorite i-need-chocolate-because-it’s-a-tuesday snack.

I’m not sure when my love for avocados started.  I remember a time when I did not like them. *gasp* But thankfully, my frontal lobe developed and now I’m avocado obsessed.  Like give my a spoon and an avocado sliced in half and I’m good to go.  Bake an egg into the middle of it and I’ll be your best friend.  I’m easy to please.  All I want is simple things.  Things like these here pretty pink, stripy straws I’ve been putting in evereeething. 

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But back to avocados.  One of the happiest moments of my life was when I went to my best friend’s rehearsal dinner and I saw this.  The most massive bowl of guacamole I had ever seen.  It was the most beautiful thing (besides the bride, of course).  

I love guacamole (#cliche).  The creamy avocados on a crunchy chip.  Yes.  And now we’re doing creamy chocolate frosting on a crunchy cookie.  It works.  In the summertime, all I want out of life is something creamy and cold.  Avocados are the epitome of creamy and if you put anything in the freezer…it gets cold.  So this chocolate avocado frosting is cold and creamy perfection. 

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So typically when you make frosting you add in a couple sticks of butter.  But if you take out those couple sticks of butter and add in a couple avocados, you are left with a saturated fat and cholesterol free frosting.  Say what?! And to top it off, thanks to a 1/4 of an avocado in each cookie sandwich, this healthier dessert is brimming with healthy fats, vitamins and nutrients (to name a few…vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, niacin and riboflavin).   I know you don’t eat cookies to get nutrients but hey, I’m not going to turn down some vitamin E.

{Disclaimer: I received free samples of California Avocado mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by California Avocado and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.}

Chocolate Avocado Frosting Stuffed Cookie Sandwiches

Yield: makes 8 cookies

Ingredients:

CHOCOLATE AVOCADO FROSTING

2 medium California Avocados, ripe

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

PISTACHIO ALMOND COOKIES

1 cup almond flour

1 cup oat flour, gently packed

3 tablespoons white sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup pistachios, whole & halved

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

2 tablespoons honey

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 egg

To coat cookie sandwiches: 1/4 cup pistachios, roughly chopped

 

Directions:

TO MAKE CHOCOLATE AVOCADO FROSTING

Scoop out the avocado flesh into the bowl of an electric mixer. Use the whisk attachment to mix until there are no lumps left. Add in cocoa powder, honey, vanilla extract and almond extract. Mix until smooth. Cover and place in the fridge while you make the cookies.

FOR PISTACHIO ALMOND COOKIES

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl, combine almond flour, oat flour, white sugar, baking powder, salt and pistachios. Add in coconut oil, honey, almond extract and an egg. Mix until a dough is formed. Roll dough into 16 cookies. Use your hand or the bottom of a large cup to press the ball of dough into a flat, thin cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Allow to cool on a cooling rack. Divide chocolate avocado frosting between 8 cookies. Top the frosting with the remaining 8 cookies to make the cookie sandwiches. Carefully roll the sides of the cookie sandwich in pistachios so that the nuts stick to the frosting. Place cookie sandwiches in the freezer until frosting hardens (about 4 hours, or overnight).

 

 

13 comments on “{The Recipe ReDux} Sponsored Contest: Chocolate Avocado Frosting Stuffed Cookie Sandwiches”

  1. These look amazingggg! How do you do it?! You’re filling up my pinterest boards and I am totally okay with that. Have a great weekend!

  2. Alright, don’t cry, but I’m not the biggest fan of chocolate. BUT these cookie sandwiches I would totally eat! I like cookies. I like avocados. And I like chocolate sometimes. I think these would be one of those times ;) Another awesome, creative recipe, Kylie!

  3. Is it weird that I’m actually giddy to make these?? So clever and as always, gorgoeous photos. Pinning right now….

  4. Good luck with the recipe contest! I don’t see how yours can’t win. Healthy and delicious! Chocolate and avocado is such an unlikely but surprisingly amazing pairing!

    I have got to check out all of those other avocado recipes in the link-up above :)

  5. I’m pretty sure that there is some sort of switch that flips in your brain at a certain age because I, too, HATED avocados for most of my life (like, wouldn’t touch them with a 10-foot pole hated them), but then in the past year or so, I’ve become pretty obsessed. These cookies beat pretty much every avocado recipe I’ve seen, hands down.

  6. Oh my, oh my. Avocado, chocolate and almond! All my fave flavors! Will be making these asap!

  7. what a smart recipe and such pretty little gluten-free cookies… your photos are lovely!

  8. Gorgeous photos! Looks incredible! What a great pairing.

  9. you’ve done it again. remarkable!

  10. Genius idea! Can’t wait to try these beautiful cookies!

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