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Avocado Matcha Gingerbread Cookies for the Holidays

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.

The Edible Gift

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. In a small saucepan set on medium-low heat, combine honey, butter, sugar, and salt, warming until the ingredients are melted and combined. Take off the heat once melted and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, vanilla extract, and mashed avocado with the cooled honey mixture using a hand mixer until light and creamy.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together flour, matcha powder, and spices until combined.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine using a spatula.
  6. Gather your dough using your hands and form into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or more.
  7. Once chilled, flour a work surface and roll the dough until it’s approximately 1/4″ thick.
  8. Use your favorite cookie cutters to create shapes and place the cookies on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 8 minutes or until the bottom edges begin to get a bit golden.
  10. Gently move to a wire rack to cool.
  11. Box up in a pretty tin or container, tie with a decorative ribbon, and take a bow for a tasty Christmas treat, well done!

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.

By Avocados From Mexico November 28, 2018

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