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

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

Wholesome Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies on a white plate

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.


Wholesome Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies with grated zucchini

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.

Pro tip: 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 bite



Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • Author: Crosby’s Molasses
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x
  • Category: 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


  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

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  • April 19, 2022


    On the refrigerator flax muffins, is the nutrition for 1 muffin or 4? Could I eliminate the salt, as the buttermilk is high in sodium? Do you have nutritional info on the zucchini chocolate chip cookies? Excited to try your recipes. Thank you!

    • April 19, 2022

      Crosby Molasses

      Hello Maggie,
      The nutritional value is for 1 muffin. I’m sure this recipe would work without buttermilk, maybe replace it with plain milk? Unfortunately, we do not have the nutritional values for the zucchini chocolate chip cookies. Sorry! -Marie at Crosby’s kitchen

  • August 20, 2018

    Carmelle Adams

    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.

  • October 15, 2015

    Michele Landriault-Dowling

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

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