Scrumptiously Soft Zucchini Cookies

This time of year many of you are dealing with the dilemma of what to do with all that extra zucchini from your garden.  You've already made 25 loaves of zucchini bread and the kids are tired of having it for their vegetable every night. It's time to make these Scrumptiously Soft Zucchini Cookies.

Cookies with vegetables in them? Count me in! These Scrumptiously Soft Zucchini Cookies are a great way to use up the extra zucchini from the garden!

I clipped this recipe from the newspaper over 13 years ago and have been making it ever since. Each time I have extra zucchini, I pull out this little recipe. It has the splatter marks on it to prove how well-loved it is.

These Scrumptiously Soft Zucchini Cookies are going to change how your kids feel about vegetables!

Scrumptiously Soft Zucchini Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup finely grated zucchini
1 cup raisins (optional)
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the egg, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. (This mixture will be a little dry until you put in the zucchini) Stir in zucchini, raisins, walnuts and chocolate chips.  Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheets that have been coated with nonstick spray or use a baking mat.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes or until golden.  Do not over-bake.

Cookies with vegetables in them? Count me in! These Scrumptiously Soft Zucchini Cookies are a great way to use up the extra zucchini from the garden!

These cookies can be tailored to your family's tastes.  Certain members of my family would not touch a cookie with a raisin in it.  They inspect the cookies closely before digging in, just in case their sneaky mother tried to pull a fast one. Once they know I only put chocolate chips in, they are back for more.
These Scrumptiously Soft Zucchini Cookies are going to change how your kids feel about vegetables!

Not only do these make a great snack, but I like to eat them for breakfast too ;-) (Please don't tell my kids.)

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9 comments:

  1. 13 years - now that is what I call Tried and True!! I think I will make these tomorrow. They look like they have similar consistency of a pumpkin cookie?

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  2. Yum! My neighbor just gave me a bunch of zucchini, I can't wait to try these!

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  3. Ah, you had me at "zucchini" ...

    Popped in from Wow Us Wednesday.

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  4. I must try this recipe. Yummmmmmy. Your post is so inspirational. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. I hope you can join us.

    Paula
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  5. Hi Nici,
    These are just awesome cookies, we are going to just love them and just pinned them. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. I am seeing a lot of zucchini recipes for cookies, cakes, etc. Who knew? These sure look good. Thanks for sharing on Wow. Featuring this tonight.

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  7. I think one of the zukes in my fridge needs to be used up by this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  8. Can't wait to make these...they look divine! here's one of my favorite zucchini recipes:
    http://bit.ly/obLcAH
    Blessings!

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  9. I love zucchini & these cookies look great! I hope you can stop by & share them at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

    Have a good day!
    Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen

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