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chocolate chip zucchini bread cookies

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choc zucchini cookies

Zucchini makes me think of J’s little brother, Collin.

Collin is a senior at Texas A&M University- Whoop!  He lives in a house with two other guys- brothers that grew up on a farm.  They planted a garden in the backyard in College Station, and it’s not just a little herb garden or tomato garden.  They have a HUGE, full garden.

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When we lived in Texas, we would get buckets overflowing with zucchini and yellow squash.  It was awesome.


As soon as J and I get a yard, Collin is going to come help us get a garden started.  :)  Right Collin?

I adapted a cookie recipe from Martha Stewart.  Martha’s recipe used a cream cheese filling to make cookie sandwiches, but since I was mailing these, that wasn’t going to work.  I wanted to add some sweetness, so I added chocolate chips!  These cookies, however are delicious without the chocolate chips and would be pretty tasty with walnuts.

chocolate chip zucchini bread cookies

Slightly adapted from Martha Stewart

1 cup white whole wheat flour

1 cup old-fashioned oats

1 ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

¾ cup unsalted butter, softened (1 ½ sticks)

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup light brown sugar, packed

1 cup grated zucchini- (FYI: 1 med zucchini =1 ½ cup zucchini)

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ cup chocolate chips (can substitute with chopped walnuts)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt into a bowl. Beat 1 stick butter and the sugars until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Beat flour mixture into butter mixture. Mix in zucchini, oats, and walnuts. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop (about 2 tablespoons), drop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart. Bake until edges are golden, about 17 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

Smells like zucchini bread. Very soft, delicate cookie. STICKY.   Cinnamon, moist, chewy. Wheat flavor.  Yum!  Little bites of zucchini bread.    It’s even good without the chocolate


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