Saturday, October 2, 2010

Road Trip Chocolate Zucchini Cookies

We took a road trip of sorts last Wednesday. A quick ride to the OC in California and back a day later. I can't tell you how many times we've driven this road since we moved from there over 35 years ago! We can probably do it in our sleep. It was actually for my aunt's funeral and you just do what you have to do and always do what's right. More on that later.

When it comes to food and snacks on our road trip it has always meant, Cheetos! Although I'm not a fan of chips and crackers I love, love Cheetos. I even had a cat that would help me eat Cheetos. He'd sneak into the cupboard, pry open the door and dump them on the ground to eat them! Pretty smart!

Anyway, this trip was different, No Cheetos. How will I survive? Chocolate is always a good substitute so I came up with these chocolate, zucchini, of course, cookies. I used a recipe from but changed a few ingredients to make it even healthier! They taste much better than they look. (They resemble a cow paddy, sorry.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet or simply use parchment paper.


1/2 c butter, softened

1/2 c white sugar

1/2 c brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

2 c white flour

2 c whole wheat flour

1/2 c rolled oats

1/3 c cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 3/4 c zucchini, grated

In a bowl cream the butter, and sugars until smooth. Add the egg, vanilla and spice. Combine the flours, oats, cocoa, baking soda and salt and gradually stir into the other mixture. Fold in the zucchini and drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake for approx. 11 minutes. Allow to cool. Makes about 4 dozen soft cookies. Perfect for that road trip! Enjoy!


  1. That would be a great idea to snick the zucchini to my son's school snack. Chocolate will definitely tempt him to eat them.

  2. Just tell him those green flecks are green coconut. They are very soft and moist!