Butterfruit Margarita Cookies

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recipe by Laura Wooley www.mamootdiy.com

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    1hr 23mins
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Not-so-fun fact: Avocados are named after the Aztec word for testicle. Actual fun fact: In some parts of the world, avocados are called butterfruit. The good thing about this name is that it a) has nothing to do with testicles and b) provides a sneaky way to name your cookies without people realizing that there’s avocado in them until after they’ve eaten one and fallen in love with it. Everyone already knows that avocado and lime are delicious together and using avocado in the icing gives it a natural green tint. And if you’re wondering: yes, the cookies are also slightly green on the first day. After a night in a tupperware container, the avocado oxidizes and the cookies fade to a normal brown color. The icing – I’m happy to report – stays nice and green. The acid in the lime juice prevents avocados from oxidizing as quickly.

recipe updated Oct 16, 2018


  • White flour icon
    White flour
  • Arrowroot powder icon
    Arrowroot powder
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
  • Salt icon
  • Avocado icon
  • Butter icon
  • White sugar icon
    White sugar
  • Egg icon
  • Egg white icon
    Egg white
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
  • Almond extract icon
    Almond extract
  • Cream cheese icon
    Cream cheese
  • Lime juice icon
    Lime juice
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
  • Lime zest icon
    Lime zest


  • kCook icon Stand mixer
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stand mixer bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Stand mixer bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

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  1. Get a clean medium bowl
  2. Add white flour
  3. Add arrowroot powder
  4. Add baking powder
  5. Add salt
  6. Mix until combined then set aside
  7. Get a clean stand mixer bowl
  8. Add avocado
  9. Add butter
  10. Cream until smooth
  11. Add white sugar
  12. Mix until combined
  13. Add egg
  14. Add egg white
  15. Add vanilla extract
  16. Add almond extract
  17. Mix until well combined
  18. Transfer one third of dry ingredients to stand mixer bowl
  19. Mix until combined
  20. Transfer one third of dry ingredients to stand mixer bowl
  21. Mix until combined
  22. Transfer the rest of dry ingredients to stand mixer bowl
  23. Mix until combined
  24. Cover with kitchen towel
  25. Chill in fridge until hard - approx 1 hr
  26. Get a clean stand mixer bowl
  27. Add cream cheese
  28. Add avocado
  29. Cream until smooth
  30. Add lime juice
  31. Mix until combined
  32. Add powdered sugar
  33. Mix carefully until smooth
  34. Transfer content of stand mixer bowl to baking sheet
  35. Pre-heat - 190°C
  36. Roll stand mixer bowl
  37. Bake baking sheet until lightly browned and let cool - 8 min, 190°C
  38. Frost
  39. Sprinkle with lime zest
  40. Serve
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