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Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

by FarmgirlGourmet

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This week has gotten away from me.  I can’t even believe that tomorrow is Friday?  How did that happen?  Well, I had the best intentions of giving you a week of zuke deliciousness, but have only managed to eek out the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Zucchini Bread – and these delicious cookies. 

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

I guess 2 recipes using zucchini is better than 1 and definitely better than none, right?  If you are staring at your zuke and wondering what to make, I suggest you start with these outrageously delicious cookies first.  Then head over and make the bread.  Not that it’s not good, because it is delish and moist, but these cookies are the bombdiggity.  Ya, I never say that word out loud.  It seemed fitting at this moment.

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I decided to not tell the kiddos what was in the cookies.  If you look hard enough, you can see the green flecks of zuke skin, but I know my kids when they get home from school.  The backpack drops and the fridge door opens.  They start the afternoon snacking and usually do it in a rush, so I figured neither would recognize the green bits.  Both ate a couple of cookies and I could hear lots of “happy groans” coming from the kitchen.  The teenager – aka “picky” came to my office and proclaimed that the zucchini cookies were the best cookies ever, next to her all time faves of Pumpkin Spice Cookies and Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies.  Wow..well alrighty then.  If the picky one likes them, then they have to good.  I only ate 2 of them, on the day they were baked because they were snarfed up so fast it would make your head spin.  So are you jonesin to make a batch yet?  If you know someone who grows zucchini, they are most likely begging people to take one or 382 of them off their hands right now.  So ask a friend to spare a squash and make some of these delicious noms today!  Oh, I almost forgot…they have no butter in them.  WOOT!  Enjoy!

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Butter-free zucchini chocolate chip cookies that are moistened up with fruity olive oil.  This recipe is adapted from London Bakes: Chocolate Chip Courgette & Animal Vegetable Miracle: Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 medium egg
1/3 cup local honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup unbleached whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup zucchini, finely shredded, squeezed slightly
1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the olive oil, egg, honey, brown sugar and vanilla and mix well to combine.
  3. In a medium bowl add the flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and whisk to combine.  Add to the olive oil mixture until just combined.  Add the zucchini and mix just until combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  
  4. Use a hinged scoop to make uniform cookies, or drop by spoonfuls.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until no longer doughy in the center.  Remove and cool on wire racks.
Makes about 2 dozen.


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R J Helms August 31, 2015 - 5:28 pm

I made these and my husband said they were his favorite cookies! We are both cookie addicts, so this says a lot!!! Of course at this time of year the garden is full of zucchini so I will be making more and freezing them. I made them exactly as the recipe said. Perfect!!! Thanks so much for a new favorite recipe!

Viki Mikusek April 29, 2015 - 9:51 am

Can I make these with white AP Flour?

FarmgirlGourmet May 5, 2015 - 9:28 pm

Yes, you can definitely sub AP.

Viki Mikusek April 26, 2015 - 9:26 am

Can I just use AP Flour?

stepheffken September 30, 2013 - 8:15 pm

Just made these and they are great!! Would highly recommend them. I was a bit nervous they wouldn’t be good because the batter was VERY sticky and gooey. But they stayed together and taste delicious. Thanks for the great recipe – as always.

Mariah July 28, 2013 - 6:42 pm

I have made these cookies over a dozen times. Easily one of my favorite ways to use up my frozen shredded zucchini! Just curious if you know or would know how to find out the calorie count per cookie?

FarmgirlGourmet July 30, 2013 - 1:41 pm

There are several calorie counting websites. If you google it I’m sure you will be inundated with examples. Thanks for the note!! ~heather

Sandy Davis July 5, 2013 - 2:35 am

Question: wonder if I can use glueten free flour in place of all purpose white & unbleached wheat??

FarmgirlGourmet July 6, 2013 - 10:22 am

Hi Sandy – you could give it a shot. If you have a mix that’s similar in texture to regular AP flour, then they should turn out similar. I have never made them GF but I am excited to hear how they turn out if you do them that way.

anna January 22, 2013 - 10:24 am

Sound so good, can’t wait to try these!

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