Zucchini time!!! I don't know about you but my stock is starting to creep up into the dozens and I think I can safely say that by this time next week I will have enough zucchini to last me until winter. But I am zucchini hoarder and you probably are not. So if you got any zuck hat needs a home, send them my way. The more zucchini the merrier.
A afternoon of work lost to the rain (again...What the Fuck!) but I just called it an opportunity to get some paperwork done and bake. It was an unusually cool day as well so the oven on was kind of a welcomed addition. Hanging out in the kitchen with music and the oven on is a great afternoon so I took the rain with little complaint. What to bake? Well in goes like this. I ask the mr what he would like and if I say ok (just have to make sure I've got the ingredients) I get to making it but add some zucchini to it. That goes for everything, savory or sweet. During zucchini season it's in EVERYTHING! So he wanted cookies, and zucchini cookies are what he got.
These cookies are not weird. They are nice and soft and chewy like a good oatmeal cookie should be. Zucchini adds that little something you didn't know you wanted but are glad it's there and the coconut and chocolate chips round them out. These cookies are just right, just ask the mr. I have had to hide them on him so he doesn't eat them all.
The stuff. Flour in the bowl with salt and baking soda. Rolled oats, cinnamon and shredded coconut. Brown sugar, coconut oil, shredded zucchini and chocolate chips. All the cookie stuff.
How cookies are made. Coconut oil and sugar get creamed together. The shredded zucchini is added and mixed into that. Then in goes the dry. That get all mixed together and last, but no least, add in the chocolate chips.
Scooped into balls that were given a little pat so to cook more evenly and getting ready to take the trip to the oven.
Pulled from the oven and set to cool o a rack. Look at all the pretty green speckles.
Now they are just waiting for a mouth to eat them.
What better way to spend a rainy afternoon with all the zucchini?
Happy Weekend. Stay dry.
Zucchini Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 2 dozen
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup old fashion rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cups soft (nit melted) coconut oil)
- 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350
Grab a large bowl and mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, coconut, and oats. In another large bowl, mix together the sugar and coconut oil until all the sugar and oil have combined and is nice and smooth. Add in the zucchini and mix then dump in the dry stuff. Mix until fully incorporated. Add in the chocolate chips and mix those in until ever bit of the dough has got some.
And now scoop the dough onto a baking sheet. I used a scoop so all my cookies are the same size but spoons work. Once all the balls of dough are on the sheet, give each ball a little smoosh just so it doesn't have a high dome. Then into the oven they go. 10-13 minutes or until the sides are golden brown, Remove and let cool for a minutes on the sheet then transfer to a cooling rack. They are fragile at first but will stiffen up once they cool.
Once cooled ea what you would like and store the rest in a airtight cookie jar or freeze.