Scotch Bonnet, Courgette, Lime & Chocolate Chip Cookies

This week I’m experimenting on my work colleagues. I love this idea for chili, lime, courgette choc chip cookies, so I’m just converting to metric and giving it a go.

For the cookies:

  • 300g plain (AP) flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 225g room temperature butter
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated, drained courgette
  • 1 scotch bonnet (habanero), seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 200g choc chips

Cream butter and sugar, beat in eggs, lime juice & vanilla, mix in courgette, lime zest & chili, then the dry ingredients, and finally choc chips. Portion out 2 tbsp scoops onto lined baking sheets.


Bake at 180C fan for 12 minutes, turning half way through.


Lime glaze:

  • 250g icing suagr
  • 1-2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lime zest

I’m making this pretty thick as I need to transport these cookies to work.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESClearly I need to get better at glazing…

They are very much more cake than cookie (cakies?) despite the colouring on the edges. I guess that’s the courgette. However they are delicious! For our tastes they need more spice, maybe another chilli, but for taking to work they’re perfect.

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