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I love sharing my Grandma’s recipes with you.  Although I never cooked much with her I was around a lot when she was cooking and I think I inherited her “cooking gene.”  She always had a million things going on in the kitchen, I wish you could have seen it!  I feel like I get to share a piece of her with you through her recipes and I am passing on one thing she loved, baking!

I have adapted this recipe a bit to make it more “modern” but it tastes just like something that used to come out of her kitchen.  She made this dough into cookies, but I decided I wanted to make them into cookies bars (which she loved too.)  If you are in a cookie mood just use the batter and make it into cookies, baking about 12 minutes.

These bars freeze well and pack great in school lunches.  To tell you the truth I kept offering these bars to my kids (they were happy to accept them) so I would stop eating them.  They are so good!  I hope you enjoy another one of my Grandma’s “gems.”

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups zucchini, grated
  • 2 cups flour (I like to use whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Grandma’s Zucchini Cookie Bars

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease an 8×8 inch baking pan and set aside.

In the bowl of your stand mixer cream together the coconut oil and sugars, 2-3 minutes.  Beat in the egg, vanilla, and zucchini.

In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie seasoning, and salt.

Mix the flour into the wet ingredients until combined.  Stir in the pecans and chocolate chips.

Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted comes our nearly clean, 30-45 minutes.  Cool, slice, and enjoy!