Zucchini Cookies

High Cotton Food Styling & Photography
  • Yield: 4

Our friends, Bill and Ernestine Harden, developed this cookie recipe to use the abundance of zucchini they grow in their garden. It's mouth-watering and the best cookie I have ever put in my mouth.


1/2cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1cup granulated sugar
1 egg, beaten
2cups all-purpose flour
1teaspoon baking soda
1teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2teaspoon salt
1cup grated zucchini
1cup golden raisins
1cup chopped pecans
1cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 2 nonstick baking sheets.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture; beat until smooth. The dough will be stiff. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets.
  3. Bake 13 to 15 minutes, until light brown. Do not overbake. Place baking sheets on wire racks to cool 2 minutes. Remove cookies and cool completely on wire racks.

— Jean Boutwell, Troy, Ala.