recipe: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

These cookies are delicious. DELICIOUS!
I absolutely love them! and no, you cannot tell they contain zucchini at all.

If youre craving a gooey, chocolatey cookie but done want something completely unhealthy; these would be a great option. These satisfy any sugar or chocolate craving without loads of guilt (or trans fats or preservatives).

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies
(from Tasty Kitchen)

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
5 tbls unsalted butter (vegan butter works too)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup organic brown sugar
1/2 cup organic granulated sugar
1 large, free range egg
1 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup confectioners sugar (for rolling the dough in)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350*
In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cocoa powder and whisk or sift to combine. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine the butter, vanilla extract and sugars. Use a stand or hand mixer to mix until creamy. Add the egg and shredded zucchini and mix just until combined. Pour in the flour mixture (I typically do this in thirds) and mix just until combined. Add the chopped walnuts and chocolate chips, mix to integrate into dough.

If desired, sprinkle confectioner’s sugar on a plate so you can roll the balls of cookie dough in the sugar. Roll the dough into balls and roll them in the sugar if desired. Space cookie dough evenly on a parchment-lined or lightly oiled cookie sheet.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes.

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