These chocolate chip zucchini cookies will rival any chocolate chip cookie recipe! They are soft and full of buttery chocolate deliciousness. Plus, it’s a perfect treat for those looking to sneak in some vegetables into their desserts without sacrificing taste! Looking for more amazing Cookie Recipes? Don’t miss my perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, too!

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Ingredients & Substitutions

Zucchini: Zucchini is going in everything, even these chocolate chip cookies! When grating zucchini, use the fine side of your grater. Coarser pieces will have a slightly more noticeable flavor and texture. In this recipe, the grated zucchini should be pressed well with a clean towel to soak up excess moisture to prevent the cookies from getting too soggy.

Chocolate Chips: I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you could certainly use other varieties of candy chips. Try the cookies with milk or dark chocolate. Or, use a combination of chocolate.

Do I Have to Chill the Dough?

You may notice that you need to chill the dough for about an hour, which does make a difference in the final result of the cookies. When you chill cookie dough, it solidifies the fat. Then, when you are ready to bake the cookies, the chilled dough takes longer to melt and remains solid longer, meaning the cookies spread less. Chilling dough also gives you more flavorful cookies. The dry ingredients have time to soak up the wet ingredients, allowing them all to come together. Baking will be more even as well.

Process for Making Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies with Dry Dough, Zucchini added in, Mixed, then adding Chocolate Chips.

How To Store Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Store the baked cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They will last up to a week but are best enjoyed within 3-4 days.

Small Stack of Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies with Top cookie halved Showing Inside Texture.

Can I Freeze Zucchini Cookies?

Yes, you can freeze these cookies after they have been baked. Or, you can freeze the cookie dough.

  • To freeze after being baked, let the cookies cool completely. Then, store them in a freezer-safe container, making sure to label and date the container. Let them thaw at room temperature when ready to enjoy.
  • To freeze the cookie dough, scoop the dough onto a lined baking sheet, pressing each down a bit. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about an hour, or until frozen. Once frozen, store the cookie dough in a freezer-safe container for up to three months (again, labeling and dating the container). When ready to bake, simply bake from frozen, adding a couple of minutes to the baking time.

For more tips, check out my Guide to Freezing, Baking, and Storing Cookies.

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
These chocolate chip zucchini cookies will rival any chocolate chip cookie recipe! They are soft and full of buttery chocolate deliciousness. Plus, it's a perfect treat for those looking to sneak in some vegetables into their desserts without sacrificing taste!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks / 227 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups (400 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, beaten
  • 4 cups (500 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups grated zucchini, squeezed, drained of excess water
  • 2 cups (336 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • To the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, add butter and sugar. Cream together on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • With the mixer on low, add the eggs. Once incorporated, add flour, baking soda, and salt into the butter mixture, gradually; mix well.
  • Fold in the zucchini.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the cookie dough to the refrigerator to chill for 1-2 hours.
  • Once chilled, preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a 2-tablespoon scoop, drop the cookies onto the baking sheets, spaced about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 15-16 minutes, or until golden around the edges and done in the middle.
  • Let cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Then, remove the cookies and place them on wire racks to allow them to cool completely.

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Reader Comments

  1. 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!!!!

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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! 😀

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. This looks amazing for my pregnancy sweet tooth and my abundance of zucchini! I was also wondering if you think these would freeze well?!

    1. Hi, Elise! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. To freeze the cookies, let them cool completely before storing them in an airtight, freezer-safe container. Label and date the container; they should last up to 3 months in the freezer. Have a great day!

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