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Zucchini & Chocolate Chip Cookies

A healthy twist on a classic cookie
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Lisa@mummymade.it

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS

  • Zucchini & Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Almond Meal
  • 1 Cup Arrowroot Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • Dash of Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil softened
  • 100 grams Chocolate Chips see recipe below to make your own
  • 1 Cup grated Zucchini squeezed to remove excess liquid
  • Optional: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Cardamom

Chocolate Chips

  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • Optional: dash Vanilla Extract

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Preheat the oven to 175C/350F. Line and grease 2 baking trays.
  • Place the maple syrup, egg and vanilla extract into a blender and mix (this can also be done in a kitchen stand mixer or by hand).
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Add the coconut oil and mix until the dough comes together.
  • Add the squeezed zucchini, chocolate chips and gently stir through.
  • Spoon heaped tablespoons of cookie dough onto the greased tray and flatten slightly.
  • Repeat with the remaining cookie dough (it will make 14-16 cookies), placing the cookies 2cm /1 inch apart to allow for spreading. Use both trays.
  • Place the cookies in the fridge for 20 minutes before baking.
  • Bake, 1 tray at a time, for 12-14 minutes, or until they are starting to brown on top and the bottoms have gone firm (like we all wish ours would!)
  • Allow to cool on the tray. The cookies will firm upon cooling.
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan over a very low heat.
  • Stir in the Cocoa and maple syrup (vanilla if using). Allow to thicken slightly.
  • Pour the Chocolate into a small lined baking tray and freeze for 1 hour.
  • Remove the Chocolate from the freezer and break into large pieces. Place the pieces in a zip lock freezer bag.
  • Using a rolling pin, hammer, your feet etc bang the bag until the pieces are broken into smaller pieces.