Chocolate Zucchini Cookies

These beauties are incredible!  No one (even your picky kids OR spouse) will taste the vegetables in these! They bake up soft and cake-y and have the most wonderful flavor. 

If you just grate the zucchini, it will be more noticeable in the cookie.  I use my food processor and grind it up a little more after grating so it's less visible.  Either way, you won't notice a texture difference in the cookie.


Chocolate Zucchini Cookies

1 Cup Grated Zucchini
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Butter, softened
1 Egg
1 Tsp Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Cinnamon
2 Tbsp Cocoa
12 Oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts (Optional - I don't use them)

Combine zucchini, brown sugar, baking soda, and butter until blended.   Add egg and vanilla into zucchini mixture.  Add remaining ingredients - folding in chocolate chips and nuts (if desired).  Chill dough for 1 hour.  Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased pan.  Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 10 minutes.  Don't over-bake cookies, you'll want them soft to the touch, but not gooey in the middle after cooling.

Yields approximately 30 - 2" cookies.

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