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Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Cookies

We don’t have a garden this year, but that doesn’t mean our kitchen counters are not covered with zucchini. Luckily, we have neighbors and friends who happily share. I love zucchini and always welcome it with open arms.

Over the weekend, I put the zucchini to good use by baking cookies. Don’t act surprised, you had to see that one coming. You know I am obsessed with cookies! I’ve made zucchini cookies before, but not chocolate zucchini cookies. Chocolate lovers turn on your ovens because these Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Cookies are terrific with a capitol T!

Now, if you are thinking zucchini shouldn’t belong in a cookie, think again. The zucchini is hidden by the rich chocolate flavor. These cookies are super fudgy-they remind me of a decadent  brownie, but in cookie form.

The cookies are soft and moist with a cake like texture-thanks to the zucchini and Greek yogurt. Yep, I added Chobani Greek yogurt to the cookies, again, you won’t be able to tell it’s there! The Dutch process cocoa and chocolate chips give these cookies an intense chocolate flavor. You will be begging for a glass of milk…and another cookie!

Don’t let your zucchini go to waste, whip up a batch of Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Cookies! If you are looking for other zucchini recipes, check out these 35 Zucchini Recipes. Lots of ideas to help you use up that garden zucchini!

Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Cookies

Yield: 18-20 cookies

Cook Time: 10 minutes

These Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Cookies are a great way to use up your garden zucchini! Chocolate fans will love these cookies!


1 1/4 cups all-purpose Gold Medal flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use Chobani 0%)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup finely shredded zucchini
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat; stir in cocoa powder and sugars. The mixture will be thick and resemble sand-that's ok. Add the yogurt and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.

3. Add flour mixture, stirring until moist. Stir in zucchini and chocolate chips.

4. Drop by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes or until almost set. Cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes or until cookies are firm. Remove cookies from sheet and cool completely on wire racks.

Note-I squeeze the shredded zucchini in a paper towel and pat dry to remove the excess water before using.

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126 Responses to “Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Cookies”

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  1. Mary — July 30, 2012 @ 3:44 am

    These look fabulous and I can not wait to try them. On a side note I wanted to mention an ad I saw on another food site. The ad was for Cookies for Cody which is a fundraiser for a very sick 4 year old boy in Texas. The fundraiser is currently going on and looks like an easy way to help out. Just thought you and your readers might like the opportunity to check it out.

    Thanks so much for your wonderful recipes and I have to let you know I LOVE your cookbook.

  2. Rosa — July 30, 2012 @ 4:07 am

    Oh, those look so irresistible! Great texture.



  3. Kathryn — July 30, 2012 @ 4:37 am

    Perfect way to use up extra zucchini! And beautiful pictures too :)

  4. Erica — July 30, 2012 @ 4:40 am

    These count as healthy because of the zucchini and Greek yogurt…right? 😉 Fun creation

  5. bellini — July 30, 2012 @ 5:10 am

    I imagine the zucchini makes these cookies super moist. My garden is per run with zucchini and it seems that something sweet needs to be baked soon.

  6. Blog is the New Black — July 30, 2012 @ 5:29 am

    Zucchini is such a wonderful, versatile, SNEAKY ingredient!

  7. These look so chewy and awesome! Yum!

  8. Heather @ Heater's Dish — July 30, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    Best use of veggies ever!!!

  9. Tanya Schroeder — July 30, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    Oh these look so fudgey and chocolatey!!! Wow! I happen to have a zucchini’s in the kitchen… I may have to whip these up!

  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 30, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    now these are super creative and so fudgy looking!

  11. Wow, those look so delicious! I wonder if they’d work with gluten free baking mix.

  12. Oh my gosh I have to make these cookies, they look wonderful!!!

  13. Multi-Testing Mommy — July 30, 2012 @ 7:44 am

    I can’t wait to try these out!

  14. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 30, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    I love that these are a little lighter than a typical cookie but look amazing!

  15. Emily @ Life on Food — July 30, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    I was just thinking how I needed a zucchini cookie in my life!

  16. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — July 30, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    Chocolate and zucchini- sold!

  17. see these look so good, and sound like they are healthy with veggies in them, win win!

  18. Cookbook Queen — July 30, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    These look so yummy and fudgy…I would have never guessed they had veggies in them!!

  19. shelly (cookies and cups) — July 30, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    I think I need to make these. I never thought I would think that about anything that involves zucchini!

  20. I think zucchini belongs in everything. Bring it on! :-)

  21. Pamela — July 30, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    These look delicious, and I will be adding this to my list of cookies to make!

  22. thelittleloaf — July 30, 2012 @ 9:05 am

    Wow, the last time I combined courgette and greek yoghurt was in tzatsiki! But these look like a much better use, yum yum!

  23. Naomi — July 30, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    Oh I want one or a few for breakfast. I love how fudge they look!

  24. Marian (Sweetopia) — July 30, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    These look to die for, Maria! Need to try them!

  25. I love the hidden yogurt and zucchini in these, adding veggies to dessert is SO sneaky but a great way to eat my greens. And chocolate just makes everything better!

  26. Cathy @ Noble Pig — July 30, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Oh wow, I’ve made zucchini cookies too but not the chocolate kind. What a great idea, especially with the chips in there….LOVE!

  27. JulieD — July 30, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    Wow, these look amazing. I really really can’t believe there’s zucchini in there…I trust you so I’m going to have to try these soon!!

  28. kelley — July 30, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    yummy!! i love chocolate and zucchini together. they look so rich and fudgy and like they’d be perfect with that cold glass of milk!

  29. Cookin' Canuck — July 30, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    These look perfectly tender and gooey, Maria. What a great way to use all of that summertime zucchini!

  30. Priya Sreeram — July 30, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    am bookmarking this- yum !

  31. RavieNomNoms — July 30, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    I am definitely going to try these! They look sooo delicious and chocolatey

  32. Emily — July 30, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    Can I sub the Greek yogurt with something else?

  33. Katie — July 30, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    I just made your chocolate zucchini cupcakes. They were delicous!

    • Two Peas replied: — July 30th, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

      Glad you liked the cupcakes! I think you will like these cookies too:)

  34. susan — July 30, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    those are pretty, Maria

  35. Bev @ Bev Cooks — July 30, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    Holy God will you feed me?

    • Two Peas replied: — July 30th, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

      Yes, please come over:)

  36. HeatherChristo — July 30, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    I can’t help it- I am a wee bit envious that there is no zucchini in Seattle yet! It has been so dang cold here it just hasn’t grown yet! But I am marking this one for sure- these look so rich and delicious!

  37. I might actually make these today! I have zucchini and need to make dessert for a picnic tomorrow!

  38. Amanda — July 30, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    These sounds so fudgey and delicious!

  39. Madeleine @ Teenie Baker — July 30, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    These sound so good! And zucchini totally cancels out chocolate and butter in my kitchen! :)

  40. What a great way to use up zucchini! Cookie form :)

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