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a stack of two chocolate cookeis with a bite taken out of the top one.

Chocolate Zucchini Cookies

Super soft Chocolate Zucchini Cookies are bursting with chocolate chips! Excellent for packing in lunches and they freeze well too!
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 143kcal
Author Amy


  • 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup zucchini shredded
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grate zucchini. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugars until fluffy, about two minutes.
  • Add eggs and vanilla. Beat two more minutes.
  • Add baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix for one minute.
  • Add cocoa and flour. Beat just until combined. The dough will be stiff.
  • Add grated zucchini and chocolate chips. Mix only until incorporated. As the dough sits the zucchini will start releasing some of the water in it and the dough will become thinner and "wetter". The last batch of cookies might be flatter than the first, because of the amount of time the zucchini sits in the cookie dough before baking.
  • Drop dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet in 2 Tablespoon sized cookies.
  • Bake for 10-11 minutes. Be careful to not over bake.
  • Let cookies cool on the sheet of a minute, then remove to a cookie rack to finish cooling.


Use other types of chocolate chips; white, butterscotch, peanut butter, milk, or semi-sweet. Even a combination would be great!
You can peel zucchini if you'd like, but you don't have to. It's great either way. You'll be able to see it better if it's not peeled. 
Course grate zucchini.


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg