Cinnamon Chip Zucchini Cookie

The Cinnamon Chip Zucchini Cookie Recipe

Dennis Weaver Dennis Weaver Nov 01, 2023

Embark on a culinary journey that transforms the humble cookie into an extraordinary symphony of flavors and textures, starting with a hint of exotic cinnamon. This recipe, meticulously crafted for those who appreciate the subtle art of baking, invites you to infuse your creations with personal flair by experimenting with a variety of spices.

Gourmet Cookie Recipe


For the Basic Cookie Dough:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar, for a hint of molasses depth
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, for that perfect sweetness
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, to balance the flavors
  • 1 teaspoon premium brown sugar flavor or Madagascar vanilla extract, for an aromatic touch
  • 2 large eggs, to bind and enrich
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, for the perfect rise
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted for lightness
  • 1 teaspoon high-quality cinnamon, Vietnamese preferred, for a warm, spicy note
For the Inclusions:
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips, for bursts of spiced sweetness
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, for a nutty crunch
For the Zucchini Twist:
  • 1 cup grated zucchini, fresh and moisture-rich


  1. Preparation: Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Either line a baking sheet with parchment paper or thoroughly grease it to prevent sticking.
  2. Creating the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, both sugars, and salt until the mixture is light and fluffy. This process aerates the dough, resulting in a softer cookie. Incorporate the vanilla extract or brown sugar flavor, adding a layer of complex aroma. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each is fully integrated before adding the next.
  3. Gradually add the sifted flour mixed with baking soda to the wet ingredients, beating until just combined. The dough should be thick and malleable, resembling clay. At this stage, the addition of Vietnamese cinnamon imparts a sophisticated spiciness, distinguishing these cookies with its high oil content that delivers a potent flavor punch.
  4. Incorporating the Inclusions: Stir in the cinnamon chips and walnuts with a gentle hand, distributing them evenly throughout the dough without overmixing.
  5. Adding the Zucchini: For an inventive twist, fold in the grated zucchini. This not only introduces a unique texture but also infuses the cookies with moisture, making them irresistibly tender. The zucchini should be fresh to avoid excess water; however, if using frozen zucchini, ensure it's well-drained before adding.
  6. Baking: Scoop large mounds of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet using an ice cream scoop for uniformity. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Watch for the cookies to achieve a slightly wet look on top with golden edges – a hallmark of their doneness.
  7. Cooling: Promptly transfer the baked cookies to cooling racks. This stops the cooking process and preserves their delightful texture.

Baker’s notes:

These are large cookies–which is some of their appeal. If you make smaller cookies, reduce baking times.

Zucchini is mostly water. If you use frozen zucchini or if the zucchini has residual water, drain it. We always used freshly grated zucchini and the cookies were consistent. If your cookies spread too much, add a little flour or to turn the temperature up.

This recipe is more than just a guide; it's an invitation to explore the depths of your culinary creativity. Each batch tells a story, and with each spice you add, you weave your own narrative into these delectable treats. Enjoy the process, share your creations, and most importantly, savor the journey of baking.

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