Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Annalise, Completely Delicious

These buttery zucchini chocolate chip cookies with chopped walnuts and a hint of cinnamon are a delicious late-summer twist on the classic!
15 min Prep Time
10 min Cook Time
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Servings: 30 cookies

Servings: 30 cookies


  • ¾ cup salted butter (1½ sticks, 170 grams), softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (100 grams)
  • 1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar (213 grams)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini , see Notes (130 grams, about ½ medium zucchini)
  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour (330 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅛-¼ teaspoon ground ci
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (170 grams)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts , optional (56 grams)


Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and creamy, 3-5 minutes. Stop to scrape down then bowl once or twice.

Step 3

Add the egg, vanilla, and zucchini, beating after each and scraping down the bowl at least once.

Step 4

Add the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and mix until almost combined. Add the chocolate chips and walnuts and mix briefly until incorporated.

Step 5

Portion equally (I use a #40 1½ Tbsp scoop) and roll into rounds. Space evenly about 4 inches apart on prepared sheet pan.

Step 6

Bake for 9-11 minutes until edges are golden and top is set but not at all browned.

Step 7

Let cool on the sheet pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
For best results, squeeze excess water from zucchini with a paper towel or tea towel before adding to cookie dough. The dough can be stored in the fridge for up to one week, or in the freezer for fresh cookies later on!