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Bready or Not Guest Recipe: DETOX IN LETTERS Sugar Cookies with Avocado Frosting by Cheryl Low

Cheryl Low's Crowns & Ash series takes place in a fantasy world where magic is a drug steeping in every cup of tea and baked into the cakes eaten at every meal. In this recipe inspired by her world, sugar cookies are frosted with a blend of powdered sugar and avocado, and topped with sparkly cake dust.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: avocado, cookies
Author: Beth Cato


Cookie Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Cake dust


  • Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture and then chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll out dough onto a floured surface and cut into cookie shapes.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes. I take them out before the edges brown so they’ll be super soft. Let cool.
  • Mash avocado and mix with powdered sugar into a frosting.
  • Frost cookies. Let the frosting harden and then dust with glittery cake dust so you can pretend their coated in magic pixie dust.