Servings: 24 serving(s)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 29 minutes
Cooking time: 14 minutes
Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies have a comforting cake-like 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?
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.
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
- 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
- In a large bowl cream butter with sugar. Beat in molasses then the egg, vanilla and orange zest.
- In another bowl whisk the flours, baking soda, salt, spices.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture. Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
- Drop by tablespoonful on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- 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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