With the holiday season coming up, why not gift loved ones with a decidedly new twist on a Christmas classic… Avocado Matcha Gingerbread Cookies! We know, it’s a mouthful, right? And a delicious one at that since you get the delicate flavor of Japanese green tea with gingerbread spices and the creamy goodness of avocado.
Enjoy a more nutrient dense version of the original iteration and a tasty treat you can make with the kids. And bonus? The final product has a hint of festive green to dress up any dessert table, countertop, or gift basket.
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To make these tasty treats, you’ll need to set out all of the ingredients listed below before you start mixing. Also bust out your favorite cookie cutters, a couple of parchment-lined cookie sheets, and line up your willing little helpers.
Crank up the holiday tunes and get baking, little Elves!
Avocado Matcha Gingerbread Cookies
Makes approximately 30 cookies
1/2 Avocado From Mexico, mashed
1/2 c. buckwheat or wild flower honey
2 T. butter, unsalted
1/4 c. raw cane sugar
1/4 t. sea salt
1 large egg
1 t. vanilla extract
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 T. matcha powder
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
2 t. ground ginger
1/8 t. ground cloves
1/4 t. grated nutmeg
What to do about the other avocado half? Make a double batch for a crowd or store it to enjoy later. Simply fill a glass or plastic container with water and submerge your avo half, flesh side down, in the water. Cover and refrigerate and your avo will stay fresh for another two days until you’re ready. Need some ideas on how to devour your remaining avocado? We’ve got plenty of those, too! Check out these delicious ideas.