Baking: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

I just baked my first ever batch of cookies entirely from scratch! And the best part, they actually turned out really good! My friend gaves us a huge zucchini, so I searched online for a simple yet healthy recipe. I found this one from Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. The ingredient list wasn’t too long and it sounded rather easy, so I thought I would give it a try.

First, I had to get out all the Ingredients: 



1 egg Beaten
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1 tbsp. vanilla extract

Mix together in bowl.

1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
(Instead of using 1 cup of white flour, I subbed it for whole wheat flour. So I used two cups of whole wheat flour total.) 
1/2tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Stir together then add with other bowl:

1 cup shredded zucchini 
12 oz chocolate chip



At this point, I was a little nervous and questioning my baking abilities. I know it might not seem like a big deal to many of you cookers and bakers out there, but listen to me. I don’t like cooking and believe me when I tell you this is the first time in my life I have cooked something entirely from scratch. (Actually, I’ve cooked dinners from scratched but haven’t baked anything like cookies from scratch. There’s a difference, isn’t there?)  But really, how hard can it be?



At a 350 oven, bake cookies for 10-15 minutes. Mine came out perfect right at 10 minutes, but my rack is rather low in the oven right now.

I waited for them to cool and then the moment of truth…. I ate one.

Oh my gosh, they are actually good!! 


I’m so excited! Go me. Cookies that are made our ingredients that I can pronounce and have hidden vegetables. Okay, one hidden vegetable. But it’s green so I think it counts as double points. Boo YAH.



Lucas loved them…. 

Success in my book 🙂

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

6 thoughts on “Baking: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

  1. I can't believe you've never made cookies from scratch before!!!!

    Thoes cookies look really good! I was going to make chocolate zucchini cupcakes for a potluck this week but I think I'll try these instead- thanks for sharing!

  2. I have a freezer full of zucchini and I am going to make some of these tomorrow. I love cookies that you can feed your kids and feel good about!!!

    Hope you had a good visit with your mom!

  3. YAY ! Congratualtions on your first yummy healthy cookies , they look perfect !

    I too hate cooking but I LOVE baking. I once made brownies with zucchini and my kids and neices loved them. Now I wanna try your cookies .

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