Chocolate Zucchini Cookies

by jenna on September 17, 2012

You guys!

Thank you all so much to everyone who came out yesterday afternoon to Omnivore Books! I know I probably sound like a broken record by now, but it means the WORLD to me. Y’all really know how to make a girl feel special. I am so thankful for each of you! Thank you for bringing your hugs, warm smiles and happy spirits to the bookstore yesterday. I so appreciate it.

{thank you, Hannah, for the photo!}

Yay! I was so nervous but seeing all your grinning faces put me right at ease. I love you all!

Now, let’s talk about these cookies. And how you need to go gather some zucchini right now! Like, out in your yard….or at the nearest grocery store. Oh man, are these ever good! They are the perfect combination of fudgy {seriously- they are like gooey brownies!} and crunchy, and you’d never guess in a million years that they are chock-full of veggies.

I LOVE these cookies {original recipe by Julia!} and was so excited to re-create them on The Tasty Kitchen Blog a few weeks ago. I was a liiiiiiiiiittle hesitant, though, because while I love zucchini bread, I had never had chocolate zucchini anything before. I wasn’t quite sure how the combination would work.

But, they did! Oh, did they ever.

They are supremely chocolatey and ooey gooey, with crunchy crackly powdered sugar tops. You’re going to love these! They really do remind me of brownies…in the shape of cookies.


Grab the recipe over at The Tasty Kitchen Blog!

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Molly @ RDexposed September 17, 2012 at 4:10 am

Ah! I was just starting to plan my trip to SF last night. Looks like my trip is 1.5 months too late for this. Bummer! Will bake chocolate zucchini cookies to console self.


Charul @ Tadka Masala September 17, 2012 at 4:42 am

Any plans of coming to India? Would love to meet you in person!


Jen September 17, 2012 at 4:58 am

Jenna…anytime chocolate is in a recipe – don’t worry or hesitate. You know it will work out :)


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 17, 2012 at 5:01 am

Looks like such a fun event Jenna!! I am a zucchini-a-holic so these cookies sound marvelous! :) Have a wonderful day!


Jenna September 17, 2012 at 7:00 am

Glad ur read went well. These look perfect to use up end of summer zucchini


thelittleloaf September 17, 2012 at 7:47 am

These look uh-mazing. So incredibly gooey in the middle. Congratulations on the book – would love to read it but don’t think it’s yet out in the UK!


amy walters, aDESIGNdock September 17, 2012 at 7:58 am

These look fantastic…I can’t wait to try these out.


Averie @ Averie Cooks September 17, 2012 at 8:20 am

Chocoalte & zucchini is a great combo and your cookies look perfect!

And congrats on your book signings – this must be SUCH an exciting time for you, Jenna!


Julianna @ Julianna Bananna September 17, 2012 at 8:31 am

those look delicious – definitely pinning it for later! since i already baked your lemon olive oil cake (and it was TO DIE FOR!) and i’m pretty sure my mom is going to kill me if i keep baking all of these things right before i leave for college this week! haha :)

and congrats on all of your book signings! you deserve it, i loved your book! :)


Moni @ {Moni Meals} September 17, 2012 at 8:35 am

Wow, what a nice event!!
I can’t wait to grab your book and to also try these unique cookies! Yum. 😉


Kathleen @ morethaneasymac September 17, 2012 at 8:36 am

Oh my gosh, I want to make this right now! Looks so good.


Bekah @ She.Walks.In.Freedom September 17, 2012 at 8:47 am

These look amazing!!!! Would be so delicious with a cup of coffee and a good book!


Julia {The Roasted Root} September 17, 2012 at 9:12 am

I’ve been enjoying reading about your book tour and seeing the whole process of you finishing and publishing your book! This is a wonderful acheivement!

Jenna, thank you so much for choosing to bake my cookies and I’m so glad you enjoyed them! You made them look fabulous in those gorgeous photos and I truly appreciate your kind words. Thank you, thank you and big congrats again on your book tour!!


Julia {The Roasted Root} September 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Jenna, just to let you know the link you attached to my name (Julia) points to a different food blog…my blog is The site you have it pointed to is also called The Roasted Root (same name as my blog), but was created by a different woman. Just thought I’d let ya know :) Thanks again.


Judith September 17, 2012 at 9:38 am

Jenna, I am SO disappointed I couldn’t make it yesterday :-(
Have had it on my calendar ever since you announced it, but the combination of BART being down for an hour and the 49ers game down the freeway from Omnivore made traffic from East Bay horrendous, worse than any rush hour I have ever seen. I know you have another in SF later this month…any others on the horizon for No Cal?
I am so happy you had a wonderful turn out, all your readers love you!


jenna September 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

It’s ok! I will be back in San Francisco for another signing on october 19th :)


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Urban Wife September 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

So glad the signing went well! I finally finished your book over the weekend. :)
p.s. Chocolate always makes anything taste better.


kim@hungryhealthygirl September 17, 2012 at 10:08 am

These look absolutely devine and I will definitely go check out the recipe!! Can’t wait to read your book. Maybe eventually it will be on I mostly have to listen, as I do a lot of driving, but don’t have a lot of time to sit down with a book.


Caroline L. September 17, 2012 at 10:32 am

I love it when veggies are hidden in desserts! It’s the perfect justification for having more dessert!!


Courtney @ Translating Nutrition September 17, 2012 at 10:41 am

Making these tonight! They look so delicious! Thanks for sharing.


Abby@ Totes Delish Blog September 17, 2012 at 11:48 am

You go girl!! If you were coming anywhere near Milwaukee I would be there!!! Instead, I will make these cookies! : )


jane September 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I am so sad-I live in Florida but one of my best friends from college (we went in MA) just moved to San Fran. 2 other college buddies and i decided to go visit her out there this past weekend. imagine my delight when i find out YOU will be there. we showed up at the bookstore at about 10 after 4pm yesterday….we had gotten a little lost. you were gone and there were no more books :-( is it pathetic to admit i almost cried?! anyways i am back in fl and licking my wounds 😉 any plans to come south??


jane September 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

no love in the south?!


Jil @Big City, Lil Kitchen September 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Ohh, man. Those look incredible. Putting on my “to bake” list for sure!


Joelle (on a pink typewriter) September 17, 2012 at 1:05 pm

This is so clever!! I need to make these for my 5yr old niece.. She barely eats anything but loves cookies!


Tara@Sugar Spice and Bacon September 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Ahhh Finally! I saw these on instagram a while back and have been waiting ever so NOT patiently for the recipe ever since :) Can’t wait to give these a try!


Julie September 17, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Oh my gosh, hi Han! So jealous that you got to meet her…can’t wait to read the book! Jenna, Hannah introduced me to your blog a long time ago and I’ve been a loyal reader ever since. Congratulations on the book!


Ann Ei September 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Just made them! Delicious!!


Emily @ Life on Food September 17, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Oh love, yes chocolate and zucchini. You know that is a blog too?


Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Wow! Those cookies look absolutely amazing!


Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out September 17, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Hooray! Congrats! Now come to Chicago…kthanks. :-)


Emily September 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Jenna – thanks for coming to talk to all of us yesterday! It was a pleasure to meet you and hear a bit from the book. I can’t WAIT to read it this week! :) Happy baking!
– Emily


JulieD September 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I love seeing these pictures, Jenna!! xoxo And those cookies look amazing!!


Lia September 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

These look so good! They are perfect for my cookie care package I’m planning to send to my boyfriend! Veggies and cookie!


Ashley H (@SouthnPurpleVeg) September 19, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Those cookies look so good, I need to make them soon. Congrats on the book signing!


Cindy Robinson September 20, 2012 at 10:30 am

I made these last night, and they were awesome. Very moist. The dough was a tad on the salty side, so I was worried a little they would be too salty, but they turned out perfect :) Brought them in to work, and they were gone by Noon! Definitely making them again.


Hayley September 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I made these this afternoon (sans powdered sugar). Delicious. Wonderfully moist and chocolatey. Thanks for the easy and terrific recipe.


Heather September 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I made these with my three-year-old daughter today. She is expert at rolling them in the bowl of powdered sugar. Slightly crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, and so chocolaty – Yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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