Chocolate Zucchini Cookies

RECIPE 99!!! This is CrAzY!! Can you believe it? One recipe left and that’s it! I am definitely going to continue blogging though because this is way too fun! Writing about food is almost as fun as making and eating it!

Okay, last zucchini recipe for a while! Maybe! Hopefully! …But then again I still have one last huge zucchini to use up! I can promise you though that tomorrow’s recipe does not involve zucchini! Seriously though! Zucchini is amazing and I don’t mind eating it ALL DAY EVERY DAY!! My belly didn’t care that these cookies were filled with zucchini because my belly was convinced I was eating a fudgy brownie!

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YES that’s right! These cookies are pretty much a brownie cookie! They were super soft and moist, especially the first few days! They dry out though, so eat them quickly! Mine went dry about three days after making them. But the first few days they were full of rich and chocolatey moisture! Make sure to really drain the moisture from the zucchini before mixing it into the batter. If it is too wet, your cookie will be more cake like and less brownie like.

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Usually I am not a huge fan of tons of chocolate chips in my cookies, but I made an exception for these cookies. I think it’s probably because the cookie itself is chocolate.I found myself searching for the cookie’s with the most chocolate chips in them. Usually I prefer semi-sweet chocolate chips to milk chocolate chips, but in this case, I really enjoyed the milk chocolate goodness!!

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I made these cookies as a way to use up a zucchini, but also as a treat for this past weekend. We went to my grandparents’ house with some family friends to spend time on the river and catch up!! It was an unforgettable weekend! We got to use our friend’s Go Pro to make lots of videos jumping into the water and riding on the boat! The point being that we ate these cookies this weekend and everyone loved them! Nobody even cared about the zucchini or even really noticed it:) Everyone just thought they tasted like brownies, so they gobbled them up!!

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I didn’t change the recipe at all!!! I know it’s crazy!! Well unless you consider leaving off the frosting changing the recipe…? We didn’t have any more butter, so frosting wasn’t even an option!

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So follow the recipe exactly as written! The frosting isn’t essential, but I am sure it would be lovely on these “brownie” cookies because frosting makes everything better!!

http://www.chef-in-training.com/2015/07/chocolate-zucchini-cookies/

CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI COOKIES
INGREDIENTS
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup grated zucchini, well drained
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 Tablespoons cocoa
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Frosting
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine beat butter and brown sugar until cream and smooth. Add egg and vanilla. Add Zucchini and mix again. Add flour, cocoa, oats, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon cookies onto cookie sheet using large spoon.
  5. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes.
  6. Cool on baking racks.
Frosting
  1. In a medium bowl beat butter. Add powdered sugar, cocoa, and milk. Beat until creamy and smooth. Add vanilla and salt and and beat again. Frost cooled cookies.
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