Zucchini Monster Cookies are a super delicious way to use up extra zucchini from the garden! You would never know these are made with zucchini and no butter!!
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You know about monster cookies, right? Basically they are oatmeal cookies loaded with all things good! We are a family of cookie monsters and I know so many of you are up to your necks in zucchini right now, so I thought it would be really fun to make cookies with zucchini! Believe me, even if you hate zucchini, you will still love theses cookies! You can’t taste it at all.
My 3 older kids (5, 2, and 2) helped me make these cookies. I set out all the ingredients on the counter and my daughter (5) flipped out. Do NOT put zucchini in these. I don’t like zucchini!!
I promised her that she would love these cookies despite the fact that they were made with zucchini. She decided to be brave and go along with my crazy idea. Since we were adding a vegetable to these monster cookies, I figured I should try to make them slightly healthier by eliminating the butter as well. Then I crossed my fingers as the cookies baked.
Oh my goodness, you guys! These came out so so good! I honestly mean it when I tell you you would NEVER guess these are made with zucchini and NO butter! They are slightly crisp on the outside with a soft, chewy middle. I might forever make my monster cookies this way! I shared with a few neighbors and they agreed, these cookies are amazing!
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Zucchini Monster Cookies
|Cook time||11 minutes|
- 1 cup grated zucchini (squeeze out excess liquid)
- 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups peanut butter (I used crunchy but you can use creamy if you prefer)
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cup M&M's
|Preheat oven to 350 |
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the zucchini, sugars, and peanut butter until well blended. Add eggs, salt, and vanilla and mix well. Mix in soda, oats, and flour until combined. Stir in chips, and M&M's.
|Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto a silicone baking mat or parchment paper lined cookie sheet about 2" apart. Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden. Let set on cookie sheet about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Once completely cooled, store in an air tight container.|
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