Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

filed under: Chocolate Cookies on August 1, 2015

These chocolate chip cookies will rival any chocolate chip cookie recipe~ they are soft and full of buttery chocolate deliciousness!

The BEST Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookie!

We have been blessed with a very healthy zucchini crop this year and I am taking full advantage! Zucchini is going in everything. Even chocolate chip cookies!

And it just so happens that these are one of the best cookies I have had… even including recipes that do not include zucchini! (I happen to have a Ney York Times rated BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on my blog, so I know what I am talking about.)

The BEST Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookie!


Recipe adapted from

Tips for success:

You will see that the cookie dough mixture is very dry prior to adding the zucchini. This is exactly how it should look. The zucchini will ‘sweat’ a great deal of liquid into the dough and this is one reason that I like to chill the dough for at least one hour. It really gives a chance for the dough and the flavors to come together nicely.

I grate my zucchini as fine as my grater will allow and I keep the peeling on. This is just a preference as I happen to like to see the green flecks throughout. Before adding the grated zucchini to the dough I will hold it in my hand and squeeze out excess liquid… but not all of it. The liquid in the zucchini is what helps this dough come together.

I did prefer these cookies slightly under-done. The edges were just barely golden and the center was not quite done when I removed them from the oven at 10 minutes. I preferred a ooey-gooey center vs. the cake like texture when they are cooked completely.

The BEST Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookie!For this batch of zucchini chocolate chip cookies, I mixed things up a bit and used 1 cup of semi-sweet chips and 1 cup of milk chocolate chips. Both versions of the recipe are fabulous!

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  • Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says:

    Oh my goodness, I’m totally in love with the NY Times Best Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, and so I totally know you know what’s up with cookies. These are just plain amazing sounding and I cannot wait to make them, especially since zucchini is always so abundant in the summertime. Love love love this recipe!!!!

  • Amy @Very Culinary says:

    Zucchini in baked goods is just the best. I’ll take a dozen!

  • Kerry at Kerry Cooks says:

    Ooh how fabulous! I love that these cookies actually contain one of your five a day and they look so delicious too!

    PS I much prefer zucchini to courgette (what we call it in the UK) – it’s a nicer name somehow!

  • Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says:

    You have the BEST zucchini recipes! I just sent this to my dad as well.

  • Ana | Espresso My Kitchen says:

    These look pretty amazing! I love zucchini! I had some chocolate chip zucchini cookies myself earlier this week 😉

  • mia says:

    im so excited to try this recipe! i love zucchini in baked good so this sounds SO good! definitely prefer them a little undercooked mmm ooey-gooey middle! 😀

  • dev says:

    These cookies looks so good and I got zucchini the other day so going to bake them tomorrow for my little one. I am sure he’ll love this healthy treat. Can I replace chocolate chips with carob chips?

  • Jme says:

    I’m excited to try these! I would probably remove “heat oven” from your number one item though. I wasn’t expecting to have to chill the dough. So now I’m debating between chilling or not chilling because I have a hot oven ready to go and a time limit because of the baby napping.

    • Amanda says:

      Good point.

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