Zucchini cookies recipe; These chocolate zucchini cookies are a great way to use your extra zucchini! Try this zucchini cookies recipe.
I have a friend who was recently regaling me with stories about her too-much-zucchini problem.
I, of course, am zucchini-free at my house, which is code for my kid planted everything but zucchini this year. I love zucchini, so I told her if she was trying to get rid of squash, she could get rid of it at my house.
Perhaps I should have been clearer, because a few days later, she sent me a text message, asking if I wanted large zucchini, or if I was holding out for small ones. I told her I wasn’t picky, and I would take whatever she had available. She responded by saying she was on her way over, and within a few minutes she knocked on my door with an armload of large zucchini.
Actually, large doesn’t begin to describe it. There were three of them, and two are large but the third is obscene.
This zucchini is humongous. It’s the size of a small child. It’s as big as my leg. It’s the biggest zucchini I’ve ever seen in my life.
And it’s sitting on my kitchen counter.
My days start early lately, and lunch was hours and hours away, so my first order of business was cookies.
The beauty of putting zucchini in bread or cookies is that you can’t actually taste it. It doesn’t make the cookie taste like zucchini, and yet… you are actually ingesting something green. It’s my evil plan for getting my green-averse family to eat their veggies.
Now, what to do with the extra large one? I’m not even sure it’s suitable for eating. Perhaps we could carve it into a boat and float some toys down the river. Or carve a face into it, and put it on the porch like it’s Halloween. Maybe use it as a bat and let the kids beat each other with it.
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- ½ cup shortening
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1½ cups shredded zucchini
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 3 T. cocoa powder
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 3½ cups flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Cream shortening and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add zucchini and mix well.
- Add salt, soda, baking powder and cocoa, and mix until well combined.
- Add flour alternately with buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated.
- Gently mix in chocolate chips.
- Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 8-11 minutes.