Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

I found this recipe on Pinterest and,since we have so much zucchini from our garden, decided to give them a try today! They were good, I think next time I'd even add a tsp of cinnamon to give it a little more flavor... And my very picky son even had one!!! I finally got zucchini into him!!! Does it count as healthy when they are in cookies??? :)

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups shredded zucchini (from 2 medium zucchini, unpeeled)
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray it with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl or a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugars and mix until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until the eggs are incorporated completely. Add the shredded zucchini and mix until evenly combined.
Slowly add the flour mixture, stirring until the flour and zucchini combine to form a stiff dough. Stir in the oats & chocolate chips.
Drop the cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden. Remove the cookies from the pan and cool completely on wire racks.

I found the dough to be quite soft... Even "runny" and the cookies spread a lot when I baked the first batch so I put the raw dough in the fridge for about an hour and it firmed right out.. When I baked the firmer dough the cookies turned out better... Held their shape.
Our picky eater eating the cookies with zucchini in them!

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