Thomas J. Story
Makes 5 dozen cookies

If zucchini cookies are a new concept for you, these soft and flavorful chocolate chip cookies with a velvety center will blow your expectations. In the same way zucchini disappears into zucchini bread, the vegetable is nearly undetectable in these light and delicious cookies. Not only does the zucchini provide moisture, but it also adds vitamins and fiber to the cookies. This recipe is an easy (and kid-friendly) way to use up your abundance of summer veggies. If you have a picky eater on your hands, you can skip the raisins, but they will add extra sweetness and texture to these baked treats.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in zucchini. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add to zucchini mixture. Stir in nuts, chocolate chips, raisins, and coconut. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto buttered cookie sheets. Bake until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes, and transfer to a rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough.

Step 2

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Ratings & Reviews

yoyo1198's Review

December 13, 2013
Okay....I'm ready to get started on these. Do I peel the zucchini or not? I know when I make zucchini bread, I just grate with peel and all. But in your photo I can't see any green.

starprincess's Review

July 18, 2009
Fantastic! I used 1 cup of whole wheat flour and replaced the raisins with more chocolate chips! A hit with friends! I'm making them again right now!

jules923's Review

June 12, 2009
these cookies are not bad at all...I COULD taste the zuchinni in the first bite of each cookie (I only had 4 as they came out of the oven). I'll probably reduce the zuchinni to 1 1/2 cups next time just to see. My 8 year old loved them 'til she got to the raisins--so we'll be leaving those out next time too. The 4 year old wouldn't try it at all--what a chicken :-)...Over all--I think this will be a favorite with a few minor changes! I did use SmartBalance 50/50 sticks for this recipe and parchment paper instead of butter on my cookie sheet and they turned out beautifully. Light brown and crisp on the bottom and tender and chewy in the middle. They took 11 min at 350 WITH the convection fan blowing; 15 without the fan.

mikegallo's Review

November 16, 2008
These cookies are awesome. I look forward every summer to making these cookies with fresh zucchinis from my garden. i usually freeze at least 3 dozen of them and enjoy them into the fall

Pamathy's Review

August 02, 2010
Our favorite way to cope with overly-productive zucchini plants. I've made these cookies for years -without the coconut & raisins - we love them that way. Actually our favorite choco-chip cookie. BUT BEWARE: I learned the hard way that different summer squash = different results. I use a light green summer squash that we grow ('Magda') which has a very high moisture content. I always need to add an extra cup of flour - sometimes more than that.

carolinebailey's Review

August 03, 2011

ktbibou95's Review

July 28, 2014
Yikes! I made these Cookies Today and the Batter and the Cookies are very Tasty, but they are very thin and wafer like. I even tried making my Tablespoons full a bit smaller and rounder. I will have to try this again and after I grate the Zucchini I will have to let it air dry first. It isn't suffering from a moisture problem right now. I would also recommend another Cup of Flour too.

saraho652's Review

November 07, 2013
The cake texture and really unique ingredients make this cookie one of my all time favorites. :)

mongoexplorer's Review

July 26, 2013
These cookies came out so moist and tasted great. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips and peanut butter chips instead of the raisins and the flaked coconut. I'll try the coconut flakes next time.

precioustulip's Review

June 24, 2011
cookies are tasty but i'm still looking for that "wow" zucchini cookie recipe. Grandkids think they're good and they don't even know that there is coconut in it. I left the raisins out and added more chocolate chips.