Old fashioned oatmeal-raisin cookies with a few fun twists. Avocado replaces part of the butter lowering the saturated fat. Cinnamon, coconut and a surprise ingredient combine to make delicious cookie that is sure to become an often requested favorite.
California Avocado Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
|1||cup||white whole wheat flour**|
|3/4||cup||all purpose flour (or use 1 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour and omit the all purpose flour)|
|1/2||cup||mashed avocado from 1 large, ripe California Avocado*|
|4||Tbsp.||butter, at room temperature|
|1/2||cup||crisp breakfast cereal|
|turbinado*** (or demera) sugar for topping cookies|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray 2 sheet pans with cooking spray.
- Combine white whole wheat and all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Combine avocado, butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Add oil, egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
- Add flour mixture and beat just until all dry ingredients are incorporated. Add rice cereal, oatmeal and coconut and mix. Stir in raisins.
- Drop cookies in rounded tablespoons with an ice cream scoop or a spoon. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand and sprinkle each mound of dough with 1/2 teaspoon of turbinado sugar. Flatten again with your palm or a flat bottom glass. (These cookies will not spread as much as traditional cookies during the baking process so it’s important to flatten before placing in the oven.)
- Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Let cookies sit on pan for 2-3 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. Cookies will be soft when first removed from oven, but will crisp up while cooling.
Serving Suggestion: Serve with ice cold milk, hot tea or coffee.
Note: * Baking is an exact science. 1 large avocado is approximately 1/2 cup but be sure to measure. You may have a bit extra. If so, reserve it for another use (mashed avocado makes a wonderful sandwich spread).
** White whole wheat flour is readily available in the flour section of most larger grocery stores.
*** Turbinado (also sometimes called Demera) sugar is a partially refined brown sugar with large, coarse crystals readily available in the sugar section of most larger grocery stores. It gives a really nice crunch to these delicious cookies.