Sunday, August 24, 2014

zucchini chocolate chip cookies after an earthquake

**we survived our first san francisco earthquake
this morning at 3:30 AM. i woke up to our bed 
shaking and grabbed chase & said: "chase is
this an earthquake!!?" we both felt the shaking for
10 more seconds and then it stopped. immediately
our entire building was up and twitter + the news
confirmed the 6.0 earthquake. we obviously
couldn't go back to bed, i was shaking more than
the earth had been! so we whipped these up in
the middle of the night to celebrate surviving.
now we love these cookies even more. enjoy!

AKA... our new fave.

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (from about 1 - 1 1/2 medium)
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 2/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (we add in some white chocolate chips too!)
whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda + salt and set aside in a bowl.
in your kitchenaid, whip together the butter, and both sugars until the mixture is creamy. add in the egg & vanilla and mix. next add the zucchini and add flour little by little with the mixer set on low. once it's well combined, stir in the oats, chocolate chips, and pecans if you're using them.

use a cookie dough scoop to make small balls out of the dough and put space cookies out on the pan as cookies will expand! bake at 350 for 11-14 minutes until the edges and bottoms are golden. cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack for them to set up all the way. they store well in an airtight container!

summer equals zucchini overload and every
excuse to make treats with it...these cookies
are one of our new FAVORITES. 
trust me!!


  1. Ooh yummy! I can't wait to try this recipe. I've had zucchini in cakes and other savoury dishes, but never in cookies! This is brilliant.
    I'm glad that you two are safe after a frightening situation.
    Hope all is well.

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  2. These sound delish! Yes... that was a pretty significant earthquake. We woke up to some major shaking too! Yikes!

  3. Scary!! But yum those look good!

  4. YUM! My mom recently made me a loaf of chocolate chip zucchini bread, so I'm sure I'd love these cookies, too. Thanks for sharing, and I'm glad to hear that you're safe!

  5. So glad you are alright! you did things the right way and baked after!! these look aweosme :)

    xox cait @


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