I’ve been hunting for a super simple go-to cookie recipe for days and haven’t gotten too much luck, which I interpreted as a sign to experiment.
So I remembered my grandmas best sugar cookie recipe, which I have never attempted to recreate.
She’s definitely well known for these cookies, but unfortunately, they’re not the cleanest. It’s sad because they’re SO good, but they contain butter and sugar. I nearly caved and went for the butter, but I really wanted to pull through and decline to be content with what I know.
My resolution: substitutes!
I simply replaced the butter with avocado & the sugar with coconut sugar! There’s so many alternatives for butter and sugar, but that’s just what I had on hand.
The conversion for the butter:
1 c of butter = ½ c avocado
I didn’t even do a conversion for the sugar, so I used the amount that the original recipe called for.
I made half of them without a ton of cinnamon + sugar and half with a LOT. The ones with a LOT are really good and taste better than the plainer ones, in my opinion.
Soft & Chewy Cinnamon Cookies
½ c mashed avocado
1.5 c coconut sugar
3 egg whites
2.75 c all purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder (or 2 tsp cream of tartar + 1 tsp baking soda)
.25 tsp salt
3 TBS coconut sugar
2 TBS cinnamon
1. Set oven to 350
2. Mix avocado, 1.5 c sugar, and egg whites or eggsubstitute
3. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet
4. Mix coconut sugar and cinnamon
5. Roll dough in sugar+cinnamon mixture
6. Create shapes!
7. Bake and enjoy with a hot cup of masala chai and fruit 😀