These healthy Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies may not be the prettiest cookies around, but they definitely make up for their looks in taste! The cinnamon, brown sugar, milk chocolate and zucchini are a perfect blend, creating the ultimate soft, shredded zucchini chocolate chip cookie.
And they have veggies in them so you also get health benefits from your cookies. How fantastic is that?! I always feel so much better about eating cookies when I know they have veggies in them.
I have not only been making these cookies for years, I've been meaning to post them for years! They are so easy and delicious and are a great way to use up extra shredded zucchini. One can only make chocolate zucchini cake so many times, right? I love to use milk chocolate chips in my chocolate chip cookies with zucchini, but you could use semi-sweet chocolate chips as well. And I use half whole wheat flour making them a healthier cookie, with a greater depth of flavor.
For this recipe, you'll need:
- brown sugar
- grated zucchini
- all-purpose flour
- whole wheat flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- milk chocolate chips *can substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips
Freezing: And the bonus is that these zucchini cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months too - I do it all the time. Full confession: these cookies also taste really great straight out of the freezer too (haha)!
Not only do I freeze these cookies, I also buy a lot of zucchini in the summer, shred it in the food processor (you don't have to peel it), bag it and freeze it as well. That way I have zucchini all year 'round.
💭 Top tip
IF you are using frozen zucchini for these zucchini chocolate cookies, you'll need to thaw, squeeze out the water and use double the amount.
If I have some left in the freezer, I'll often use it as a healthy filler in my Hamburger Soup. And I love to make this Shredded Zucchini Feta Saute with shredded zucchini when I have an abundance of it. If you grow it in your garden (lucky you! ) you'll love these recipes!
Although, these Chocolate Chip Cookies with Zucchini are still my very favorite way to eat shredded zucchini. Of course they are -they have chocolate and they are healthy! You can't go wrong with that.
💭Health Benefits of Zucchini
These healthy zucchini cookies are full of nutrients because zucchini contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds. Not to mention that cooked zucchini is loaded with Vitamin A! Zucchini is also low in fat, carbs and sugar. You can read more about the health benefits of zucchini HERE.
👪 Serving size
This recipe will make 50 cookies, if you drop them by the teaspoonful. However, you can cut the recipe in half by clicking on the blue servings in the recipe card and the ingredient amounts will adjust accordingly.
If you have a toddler or kids that you have a hard time getting to eat veggies, this Zucchini Cookies Recipe is great for getting kids to eat their vegetables in a sneaky way. It also makes a great dessert or snack to pack along in the lunch bag and an excellent after school snack.
So if you're on the hunt for a healthy and delicious cookie and a way to use up some zucchini, then give these Chocolate Chip Cookies with zucchini a try!
And if you want even more recipes for healthy cookies with vegetables in them, be sure to try my other recipes: Healthy Red Velvet Cookies (with beets)
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🍪 Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- Preheat oven to 370 degrees F.
- In medium separate bowl blend dry ingredients (flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon)
- Cream butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Then in a small bowl, whisk zucchini and eggs together with vanilla.
- Add the zucchini/egg mixture to the sugar/shortening.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Drop by teaspoonful onto UNGREASED cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes until lightly browned on the bottom.
- Let sit 5 minutes, then remove to cooling rack.