22 August 2011


My Favorite Things
Recipes I love

Up today for Funday Monday, my favorite way to sneak veggies into my kid's food:  zucchini chocolate chip cookies!

I used this recipe from Barbara Kingsolver's book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.  

Even though I'm posting the recipe here, you should take a look at the website if you have time.  There are other good seasonal recipes, as well as tips for finding food locally and storing food for winter months.  

Of course, I still have to say that my favorite seasonal cooking resource is this book.  But that's personal preference.

(Makes about two dozen)
1 egg, beaten
1⁄2 cup butter, softened 1⁄2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup honey
1 tbsp. vanilla extract Combine in large bowl.
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1⁄2 tsp baking soda
1⁄4 tsp salt
1⁄4 tsp cinnamon
1⁄4 tsp nutmeg
Combine in a separate, small bowl and blend into liquid mixture
1 cup finely shredded zucchini
12 oz chocolate chips
Stir these into other ingredients, mix well. Drop by spoonful onto greased baking sheet, and flatten with the back of a spoon. Bake at 350°, 10 to 15 minutes.

These turned out pretty good.  I shredded the zucchini with the small shredder, and no one had any idea it was in the cookies.  The recipe turns out fairly cake-y cookies, which is not my first choice, but judging by how fast they disappeared, I'd say it was a successful experiment.


  1. yummers!! I love being sneaky and making stuff healthy!!! Writing this one day- thanks for sharing;)

  2. Such a great idea. I have extra zucchini. I will have to try these this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I think the trick (at least for us with texture issues) is to shred it very small. I hope your families enjoy them as much as mine.