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I made these cookies because the recipe looked so interesting, and took them to a recent gathering at a friends beautiful new home.

Kids and adults alike ate them up and exclaimed how good they were – even when I explained they contained avocado and applesauce.

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE WALNUT COOKIES

Double chocolate walnut cookies

Heat oven to 350F. Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together 1/2 cup raw sugar, 1/3 cup dark brown sugar, 1/4 cup mashed avocado, 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce, 1 egg white, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract until sugar dissolves.

In another bowl, whisk 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in two batches until batter is well mixed. Fold in 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (dough will be very sticky). Cover bowl and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Drop tablespoons of dough 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake until almost set, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes, transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Oprah, October 2014

www.oprah.com/app/food.html

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