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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

Have a bounty of zucchini? Use it up with a huge batch of Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies.  These soft, moist cookies are a hit with kids, and they won't even realize they are eating their veggies!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip zucchini cookies, moist zucchini cookies, old fashioned zucchini cookies, soft zucchini cookies, zucchini cookies, zucchini cookies with chocolate chips, zucchini dessert recipes
Servings: 64 cookies
Calories: 99kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

  • Cream brown sugar, white sugar, shortening, eggs, and vanilla.
    Have a bounty of zucchini? Use it up with a huge batch of Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies.  These soft, moist cookies are a hit with kids, and they won't even realize they are eating their veggies!
  • In a separate bowl, combine shredded zucchini, flour, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
    Have a bounty of zucchini? Use it up with a huge batch of Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies.  These soft, moist cookies are a hit with kids, and they won't even realize they are eating their veggies!
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and stir to combine.
    Have a bounty of zucchini? Use it up with a huge batch of Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies.  These soft, moist cookies are a hit with kids, and they won't even realize they are eating their veggies!
  • Drop by teaspoon on a greased baking sheet.
    Have a bounty of zucchini? Use it up with a huge batch of Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies.  These soft, moist cookies are a hit with kids, and they won't even realize they are eating their veggies!
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 15 minutes.
  • Cool on the pan for 3-4 minutes; remove and cool on a cooling rack.
    Have a bounty of zucchini? Use it up with a huge batch of Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies.  These soft, moist cookies are a hit with kids, and they won't even realize they are eating their veggies!

Notes

  • Crisco sticks work great for the shortening. They typically come in 1 cup sticks. I often use butter flavored Crisco.
  • This recipe for old fashioned zucchini cookies makes a bit batch of cookies, approximately 64 cookies. 
  • The batter tends to be a little on the wet side which results in a soft, moist zucchini cookie.
  • To easily shred the zucchini, use a food processor
  • For most recipes that call for chopped nuts, I use pecans. Chopped walnuts would work too!
  • Zucchini and chocolate chips are the perfect pairing.  Try Mom's Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread or Iced Zucchini Bars (with chocolate chips).

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg