Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies | a Wholesome Treat

Servings: 24 serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 29 minutes

Cooking time: 14 minutes

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Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies have a comforting cake-like texture and are studded with dark chocolate chips.

Wholesome Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies have a comforting cakelike texture and are studded with dark chocolate chips

A chocolate chip cookie with vegetables is a parent’s dream.

It’s what we’re all in search of: a lunchbox treat or after school snack with a bit of goodness in it.

Now that we’re back into the swing of school, lunches and after school snacks are top of mind in our house. And the zucchini is plentiful, so why not combine the two?

Wholesome Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies have a comforting cakelike texture and are studded with dark chocolate chips

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies have a comforting cake-like texture and are studded with dark chocolate chips. Use yellow zucchini if you’re not a fan of green streaks in your cookies (the zucchini isn’t peeled) or if green in a cookie gives your kids reason to pause.

Wholesome Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies have a comforting cakelike texture and are studded with dark chocolate chips
You can also change up the spices, going with just the cinnamon or swapping ginger for the nutmeg.

Be sure to give your grated zucchini a little squeeze to get rid of excess water before adding it to the batter.

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Adapted from the Barbara Kingsolver book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • Grated zest of an orange (optional)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat or spelt flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 cup grated zucchini (with some of the liquid squeezed out)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl cream butter with sugar. Beat in molasses then the egg, vanilla and orange zest.
  2. In another bowl whisk the flours, baking soda, salt, spices.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture. Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
  4. Drop by tablespoonful on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 12-14 minutes

Nutritional info: Per cookie.

  • Calories: 146.6
  • Fat: 6.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.6 mg
  • Sodium: 61.8 mg
  • Carbs: 19.8 g
  • Sugar: 11.1 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Calcium: 20.4 g
  • Fibre: 1.1 g
  • Potassium: 136 mg
  • Folate: 25.9 (DFE)
  • Vitamin A: 38.5 (RAE)

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4 thoughts on “Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies | a Wholesome Treat

  1. Michele Landriault-Dowling says:

    Can you please email me a couple of recipes for cookies that I can use Cooking Molasses in ?

    1. Hi Michele, I’d be happy to email some cookie ideas for cooking molasses.

  2. Carmelle Adams says:

    Thanks for sending these chocolate chip recipes. I will be trying the one with zucchini as it sounds delicious. I am diabetic so may try to reduce a little of the sugar. Thanks, you already have may e-mail as I receive these yummy recipes but I will add in on.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Carmelle, I hope that your enjoyed the zucchini cookie recipe. (I often reduce the sugar in recipes by half since I prefer things to be less sweet. Sometimes it takes a little fiddling to get the texture right.)

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