Our inaugural garden in our “suburban” house. We planted A LOT. like A LOT. Usually most of the time when hubby planted our container gardens on the roof of the old place, not a good percentage would make it… This time, none of them or not nearly enough of them didn’t make it, so we have a lot of zucchini, pickle cucumbers, kale, garlic, and green tomatoes (if only they would turn red!).
Since the zucchini is producing nearly 3 a day i needed to find something besides my favorite Mediterranean dish to use them up. Thanks to 2 peas and their pod – I had some options!
I started with these cookies cause they sounded yummy and used a good bunch of shredded zucchini. Beware – a big zucchini can yield cups and cups of shreds!
Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted From: https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/zucchini-coconut-chocolate-chip-cookies/
- 1 cup all-purpose flour or white whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt - sea salt is best!
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine coconut oil and sugars, mix until smooth. Add egg and vanilla extract. Next, add the shredded zucchini. Mix until combined.
- Slowly add flour mixture until just combined. Stir in oats, coconut, and chocolate chips.
- Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 14 minutes for firmer, or until cookies are slightly golden around the edges and set. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
Great use of extra zucchini and wonderful cookies!
Hubby really likes them and he doesn’t like veggies!