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Avocado peanut butter cookies

December 7, 2010

Oh yes I did!

Don’t turn up your nose until you’ve given them a chance!

My very favorite cooking show is Come dine with me. I have once in my life done a marathon television zone out.  It was on a cold Sunday in Quebec.  I watched show after show of 5 snarky, picky, brutally honest and sometimes drunk Britain’s entertain each other for 5 nights each taking a turn to cook and entertain.   They each have to pick a meal and try to out do each other on their night to win a cash prize at the end.  They are the judges of each other so of course that’s where the fun comes in.        Great show!  right up there with The housewives. :)

The only thing that truly aggravates me on the show is when one of the contestants refuses to eat a dish served to them.  I’m not talking about vegetarians refusing meat.   These are adults refusing broccoli on their plate or a type of cheese that they’ve always disliked.    Grow up people!!    Children have the right to be stubborn and have taste buds that are still in the learning process.  Adults should be able to control their palates and use common sense.  Unless religion or ethical beliefs are a part of the picture, then seriously?  suck it up.  Be polite and respect your host/hostess.

Believe me, I have suffered through a few meals only to be rewarded with very grateful hosts that made it well worth it.  Of course you should always try to accommodate your guests but we all know that isn’t always possible and if you know each other well and have an understanding then great!  But when you’re in a situation like I’ve mentioned then please be a big boy/girl and finish what’s on your plate!

Now, get all of your ingredients together because you are going to finish all of your avocado cookies.  Or no dessert!

Avocado peanut butter cookies

2 avo’s mashed until creamy (1 cup)

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter

1 egg

1 egg white

1 cup cooking stevia, splenda or white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup white flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup oat bran

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups oats

Pre heat  oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Beat creamed avocado and sugars together until smooth.  Add egg and egg whites along with vanilla and beat once again.  Add remaining ingredients except oats.  Once well combined, fold in oats.

Drop  2 tablespoons of cookie batter about 1/2 inch apart using a spoon.  Dough is very wet so I use 2 spoons to place on cookie sheet.     Dipping your hands in water, press down on cookies a bit as they will not flatten themselves in the oven since there is no oil.     Bake until lightly brown for 10 to 15 min.  Be careful not to over cook as they will dry out very quickly.  Remove and let cool on a wire rack.

I’m loving home-made iced tea lately.  I know my Canadian friends are probably drinking hot chocolate or maybe even coffee with Bailey’s (mmm Bailey’s)  right about now but with the weather hitting 26 degrees and higher, I’m not even enjoying my beloved hot coffee in the morning.   :(

Iced green tea

3 cups of boiling water

4 green tea bags

4 black tea bags

3 tbsp stevia, splenda or white sugar

Soak tea bags in boiling water for about 8 min.  Remove tea bags (make sure you give them a good squeeze) Fill a 2 Litre jug (I use a cleaned milk jug) with cold water.  Add prepared tea along with sugar.  Shake well and refrigerate until chilled.

How does this cookie taste you ask?    Do not expect a classic melt in your mouth, crispy  peanut butter cookie.  Instead you have a moist,  soft and cakey cookie with a mild peanut flavor.

Go ahead.  make my cookies. I dare you.     :)

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Lisa permalink
    December 7, 2010 11:14 am

    We are doing our annual Christmas baking next tuesday the 14th, can you make it?

  2. December 7, 2010 3:56 pm

    Probably not but you can have my most fantastic shortbread recipe if you like. Keep an eye on Dom…2 Liters of white wine during cookie baking makes for a funny day!

  3. Lisa permalink
    December 10, 2010 10:56 am

    Be nice. It wasn’t quite two liters, I think it was 1/2 cup shy of that.

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