Today I am bringing you one of my all time favorite treats. If you are craving cookies, but want a little bit healthier version, this one is for you. You can substitute 1/4 cup stevia instead of sugar, or use agave for an even healthier treat. Using the God given fat of the avocado adds protein and a much healthier fat than 2 sticks of butter.
I realize Avocado cookies don't "sound" appetizing, but trust me when I tell you everyone loves these babies. Take them to a party and don't tell them what is in them. You will be surprised how fast they disappear.
Avocado Cream Cheese Cookies - Gluten free
1/3 cup Butter
1/2 Avocado, mashed
1/2 cup Cream cheese
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp Poppy seeds
1 cup better batter gluten-free all purpose flour
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
Line your cookie sheet or baking stone with parchment paper. Cream butter, mashed avocado, cream cheese, and sugar together. Add lemon juice and beat until light and fluffy.
Add in gluten-free flour, baking soda and mix until incorporated. Fill your piping bag fitted with a star tip half full with cookie batter and pipe out cookies onto the prepared trays. Alternatively you can use a cookie gun to press any desired patterned cookies.
Preheat oven to 375F. Bake for 15 minutes until the cookies are lightly golden.