Chocolate Zucchini Cookies

I love using zucchini in dessert-type recipes.  Sneaks in a little veggie for the kiddos....except my oldest is hip to it and insists she doesn't like zucchini, even though I insist to her that it's kind of tasteless.  She did, however, inhale one of these cookies like she was never going to eat again.  So I'd say it's kid-tested, kid-approved.  The zucchini is about the only thing good for you in these cookies, but hey, sometimes ya just gotta live a little.

1/2 c butter
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c oil
2 1/4 c flour
1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 c grated zucchini

Preheat the oven to 350.  Grease two cookie sheets.

Cream together the butter and sugars until smooth.  Beat in the eggs, vanilla and oil.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Gradually stir into the creamed mixture.  Fold in the zucchini.  Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the prepared sheets.

Bake one sheet at a time for 8-10 minutes.  Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack.

Makes 24 cookies.


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