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Kiwi Cookies

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If you're ever looking for an alternative to chocolate chips, here's a great option: dehydrated kiwi. The fruit adds a delightful texture and sweetness to a familiar cookie base. Scroll to the zhuzh it up section below for a few more ideas!

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook time: 10 min / tray

Yield: approx. 4 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 eggs, room temperature

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons hot water

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups d ehydrated kiwi (peel and chop kiwi into small chunks and dehydrate until not quite totally dry - there should still be some moisture in them)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F.

  2. Cream together butter and sugars until smooth.

  3. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add vanilla.

  4. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt.

  5. Stir in flour and then the dried kiwi.

  6. Drop spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are nicely browned, about 10 min.

  8. Cool on the baking sheets briefly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Zhuzh it up!

  • Not a fan of kiwi? You can try any add-in you like! Here are a few we tried:

  1. Chopped dates (chop pitted dry dates into small chunks; toss with 2 tsp cinnamon and add to dough).

  2. Coffee and Hazlenuts (add 2tsp finely ground espresso powder and 1 cup chopped hazlenuts to dough).

  3. Rhubarb (chop 2 cups raw rhubarb into small pieces. Heat in a small saucepan with 2 tbsp sugar and a splash of vanilla until softened; add to dough).

This amazing recipe was adapted from a chocolate chip cookie recipe found on

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