Thursday, November 10, 2011

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know, I know, zucchini season has come and gone, but I just can't help myself - I love the stuff.

Although pumpkin is this seasons 'it' fruit, I will always give zucchini it's due. I throw it in almost everything I make. Zucchini has so much goodness. It's a very underrated fruit. 

These came about when I was looking for some cookies to make with the 100 zucchinis I got from the local farm we get our fruits and veggies from.

These are a keeper and quite the tasty treat.

Kind of like John Krasinski from The Office. (Can I get an Amen?)


½ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini
1½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups old fashioned oats
¼ cup ground flax seeds
2 cups chocolate chips (I love dark chocolate chips in these cookies!

Preheat oven to 350ยบ. 

In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and flax seeds; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir in the egg and vanilla, mix well - batter will be light in color.

Stir in the shredded zucchini and mix until combined.  

Combine zucchini mixture and flour mixture together and blend until incorporated.

With a wooden spoon or spatula, stir in the oats and chocolate chips by hand. 

Drop dough onto an unprepared cookie sheet. I used my trusty ice cream scoop. Leave at least 2 inches between cookies. Bake for 12-14 minutes and transfer onto wire rack to cool.

Yields: About 3 dozen cookies 

Happy Baking!

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