Friday, November 4, 2011

Semi-Homemade Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies? Awesome. Zucchini chocolate chip cookies? Even more awesome. They kind of taste like zucchini bread that's laced with chocolate without all the time that's involved in the actual preparation of making the zucchini bread. Whew...that was mouthful!

This twist to the old fashioned chocolate chip cookie is sure to become of favorite. You can't go wrong with these super quick, super easy, super tasty treats that get veggies into your kids without them even knowing it! I used a tub of pre-made dough, but you can make the dough from scratch if you'd prefer. To be perfectly honest, if I didn't already have a bunch of pre-made, ready-to-go chocolate chip cookie dough, I definitely would have made my own cookie dough. Nothing beats getting out the mixer and getting flour all over the table! For those times when I'm craving a sweet treat (or my son is asking for cookies) and I don't have the time or energy to whip up some dough though, the pre-made stuff works just as well.

P.S. My decision to use the pre-made stuff may have been slightly skewed by my beloved Costco having a coupon for the big tub of chocolate chip cookie dough.

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough
1 c shredded zucchini
1/4 tsp cinnamon

1. Squeeze zucchini to get rid of as much water as you can. (This is very easy if you put the zucchini in the middle of a kitchen towel, grab the corners together and twist all the way down until no more water comes out.)
2. Mix dough, zucchini and cinnamon together well. 
3. Allow to chill for about 30 - 60 minutes in refrigerator.
4. Cook according to dough directions.

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