**This original post is from 2012 and I have updated it so it’s easier to follow! Along with an updated recipe and pictures :). Scroll down for the recipe!**
I created this recipe to be a cookie you or your family could have ANYTIME. It has veggies, dark chocolate, and naturally sweetened coconut sugar. My kids ask for cookies on the daily, so I love to whip these up as a great healthier alternative! They have a texture similar to muffins vs. a crunchy cookie. I love to store these in the freezer, and then pull one out when needed. Just sit them on the counter for a few minutes to come to room temperature! Also a great filling treat to put in your kiddos lunches!
3/4 cup coconut oil, room temp. (Not too hard, not melted)
1 cup coconut sugar
1 TB. vanilla
1 cup shredded zucchini, I like to do the large shreds. If there is a ton of moisture in the zucchini, you can squeeze it out a little bit.
2 cups plus 4 TB. unbleached flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add coconut oil and coconut sugar to your mixer bowl. Turn the mixture on low and continue to mix until incorporated, about 2-3 minutes. Next mix in the eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla and then shredded zucchini.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices. With the mixture on low, add in the flour. Do not over mix. Then add in the coconut and chocolate chips and stir until just combined.
Scoop cookies onto a baking sheet fitting with parchment paper.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, be careful not to overtake. Just when they start to golden up. Take them out of the oven and place cookies on a cooling rack to cool.
Store in a covered container. These have a similar texture to muffins, especially after being stored as they will soften up. I love to make these and then keep them in the freezer to pull out when needed. Just allow them to thaw on the counter for a bit before eating.
It also taste delicious with a spoonful of nut butter spread on top as well!