Chocolate Zucchini Cookies are a super soft, yet completely fudgy chocolate cookie loaded with chocolate chips! Every bite is a little bit of chocolate heaven!
Why You’ll Love Chocolate Zucchini Cookies!
Zucchini Cookies are even better than zucchini bread! There I said it!
They’re already in single size servings and let’s face it, zucchini bread isn’t exactly healthy! I mean these cookies probably don’t really fall into the healthy category either but since they have vegetables in them I’m totally counting it and serving them for breakfast!
Don’t judge me! If you’ve ever grown zucchini in the garden you know all about stuffing it in every single recipe! That’s life in the summer.
These cookies are moist, fudgy, and oh so chocolaty thanks to chocolate cookie dough PLUS chocolate chips! If that’s not enough for you feel free to add white chocolate chips too!
Everything you want to know about zucchini cookies!
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Zucchini Cookies Ingredients
For this recipe you’ll need pretty simple ingredients! Although I love giving you guys options for substituting for ingredients this recipe is pretty cut and dry. I’ll give you a few ideas though.
- BUTTER – use real butter
- SUGAR – brown and white
- EGGS – use whole eggs
- VANILLA – real vanilla is best
- FLOUR – all-purpose, you can try whole wheat or gluten-free although I haven’t tried it so I can’t say exactly how it will turn out
- COCOA – Dutch-processed is what I use
- BAKING SODA, BAKING POWDER, AND SALT – pretty simple! You can use Kosher salt if you’d like. I use iodized table salt for this recipe.
- ZUCCHINI – measure after it’s grated. Use green or yellow. Peel it if you’d like, but you don’t need to.
- CHOCOLATE CHIPS – milk, semi-sweet, or white chocolate
How to make Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies
Making this recipe is pretty much like any other cookie recipe. Let me walk you through the steps to show you the in’s and out’s of it.
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
STEP 2: Grate zucchini. Set aside.
STEP 3: Cream butter and sugars until fluffy, about two minutes.
STEP 4: Add eggs and vanilla. Beat two more minutes.
STEP 5: Add baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix for one minute.
STEP 6: Add cocoa and flour. Beat just until combined. The dough will be stiff.
STEP 7: Add grated zucchini and chocolate chips. Mix only until incorporated.
STEP 8: Drop dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet in 2 Tablespoon sized cookies.
STEP 9: Bake for 10-11 minutes. Be careful to not over bake.
STEP 10: Let cookies cool on the sheet of a minute, then remove to a cookie rack to finish cooling.
Other Easy Zucchini Recipes
My guess is that if you have one zucchini, you have a lot of zucchini! Here are a few other recipes to use up your summer squash crop!
- Zucchini Meatballs – Italian style
- Breakfast Cookies – made with oats, super healthy!
- Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins – with chocolate chips
- Fudgy Zucchini Brownies – with icing
- Texas Sheet Cake – perfect for crowds
- Grilled Summer Squash – in a foil packet
- Picnic Cake – the best streusel on top
- Summer Vegetables Omelet – use up all the summer veggies
- Summer Vegetables Pasta Salad – a healthy and light summer main dish
What’s happening on the farm?
Today Carson asked me if we could have pancakes for breakfast in the morning. I told him I was thinking about making zucchini pancakes and he asked why we can’t have normal pancakes.
Like I said, in my Zucchini Brownies post, I have zucchini running out my ears. ‘Tis the season for everything zucchini and I love it!
In fact, I was thinking about zucchini while I was driving the tractor yesterday. Zucchini is supposed to be a healthy vegetable, and it probably is. It is until we drown it in chocolate, butter, or cheese. Zucchini is one of those foods we love but we hide it in our food. It’s like we are always trying to find a sneaky home for the stuff.
Sometimes I add veggies to my normal recipes and don’t tell the boys about it in hopes they won’t notice. These cookies though…they are so yummy I didn’t even have to pretend like they aren’t loaded with veggies!
The boys devoured the whole batch in no time and knew about the zucchini too. There is something magical about chocolate. Maybe I will start adding chocolate chips to salads and see if Branson will eat them! Okay, they probably aren’t that magical.
Grab my Chocolate Zucchini Cookies Recipe!
Zucchini cookies recipes are one of the best ways to use up your crop! Chocolate dough, plus chocolate chips are irresistible! Pack them in lunches, eat them for dessert, or serve them for breakfast!
Chocolate Zucchini Cookies
- 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 whole egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup zucchini shredded
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Grate zucchini. Set aside.
- Cream butter and sugars until fluffy, about two minutes.
- Add eggs and vanilla. Beat two more minutes.
- Add baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix for one minute.
- Add cocoa and flour. Beat just until combined. The dough will be stiff.
- Add grated zucchini and chocolate chips. Mix only until incorporated. As the dough sits the zucchini will start releasing some of the water in it and the dough will become thinner and "wetter". The last batch of cookies might be flatter than the first, because of the amount of time the zucchini sits in the cookie dough before baking.
- Drop dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet in 2 Tablespoon sized cookies.
- Bake for 10-11 minutes. Be careful to not over bake.
- Let cookies cool on the sheet of a minute, then remove to a cookie rack to finish cooling.