Oh I have a yummy cookie recipe for you today and you can eat extra because they have shredded zucchini inside which cancels out the sugar ;). At least according to my math it does!
These are actually very delicious- nice and cakey and you can add in a second ingredient of your choice like raisins, shredded carrot, oats, white chocolate chips or chocolate chips. These are a perfect cookie to have with a morning Latte or pack this in lunchboxes and the kids will think they are getting an afternoon treat.
The recipe couldn’t be easier but one note is that I really try to have the butter at the right temperature. I have made these with butter that was too warm in the past and they turned into pancakes not cookies.
- ½ cup butter- room temperature
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup grated zucchini
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup raisins (optional- you can substitute 1 cup grated carrot or 1 cup chocolate chips or omit entirely)
- Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
- Add egg and stir well.
- Next add zucchini and also mix well.
- In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredients and slowly add to wet mixture.
- Stir well to incorporate.
- Add in raisins and stir well.
- Cover dough and chill for 1 hour or up to overnight.
- Remove from fridge and preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the baking sheet and bake for about 8 minutes.
A few other notes about this recipe- it is nice to chill the dough for at least an hour to be sure you get a nice cakey cookie. I like to remove these from the oven when they are just a tiny bit underdone so they stay nice and light. Anywhere from 8-10 minutes should do it- you definitely don’t want to overbake these guys.
This recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar- I have not tried substituting honey in this recipe but if you prefer to reduce the sugar or use instead it should be just fine.
With the batch pictured above I added about 1/2 cup of oats to the cookie and just under 1 cup of raisins. I have a batch on my counter right now that are with 1/2 cup of chocolate chips for the kiddos and those are also delicious. If you do add the oats it makes a denser cookie- not quite as light and cakey.
If you decide to try these please come back and let me know what you think!
And here are a few other recipes you might enjoy:
Cinnamon Swirl Bread— perfect for brunch!