I'm naming these cookies ultimate because they have everything. They're made with oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, zucchini (of course) and they are amazingly soft and chewy. I just do not like hard, dry cookies. I do not like them Sam-I-am. Now these, I would eat with a fox and in a box, on a train and in the rain...yeah, yeah...okay. You get the idea.
Ultimate Zucchini Cookies (adapted from here)
Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used natural)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup rolled oats (not quick oats)
1 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
3/4 cup chocolate chips
In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat butter, peanut butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and oats. Gradually add flour mixture to mixing bowl and beat until well combined. Fold in shredded zucchini and chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoon onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes or until the edges turn light brown. This is important: because they are a soft cookie, let them cool completely on the cookie sheets. Remove them when they are cool and store leftover cookies in the fridge between layers of wax paper (if there are any).