Friday, August 26, 2016

Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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The other day when I was shredding up zucchini for the freezer, it was a bit of a chilly day.  And when the air has any chill to it – ever – I think of baking.  With all that freshly shredded zucchini, I thought perhaps I could come up with some sort of cookie to make for us.  And I did.  Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – goodness that is a mouthful!


I really love oatmeal cookies, and honestly I feel pretty good about eating them, I mean all those oats?  Totally makes them healthy.  I thought, if I could also add zucchini to the mix, how could these cookies not be considered a nice healthy treat for my kids (for me...really for me)!

Following a recipe is not my strong suit.  I am definitely someone who likes to wing it in the kitchen, and I tend to look at recipes as a guideline, not to ever be followed exactly.  But, once I took a bite of these cookies, and my kids tried them, I knew that I needed to write down exactly what I did and then share it – they are that good!


These cookies definitely have more of a cake like consistency, but they are light and fluffy, not too sweet, and perfect for that 3pm sweet snack!


Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ cups shredded zucchini
2 cups flour
4 cups oatmeal
2 Tbsp cinnamon
1 ¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a mixer.  Add the eggs and vanilla, beat until light and fluffy again, making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.  Mix in shredded zucchini (I did not drain my zucchini, but it was pretty dry already so you may want to drain it for 20-30 minutes before making this recipe.

In a separate bowl mix together all dry ingredients with a fork.  Then add dry ingredients to mixer.  Mix everything together. 

Once dry ingredients are combined with the wet add the chocolate chips.

Drop cookies on a cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 15-16 minutes.  Delicious warm!  This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies.  The mixture is a little bit wetter than typical cookie dough, but as long as the cookies are not runny when you try to drop them on the cookie sheet, they will bake up beautifully!


I ended up throwing these into the freezer, and they make a great snack for the kids – perfect for back to school!  And a great way to use up all that extra zucchini everyone seems to have these days.


What is your favorite cookie recipe?  Leave a link below!

34 comments:

  1. Yum! I always love your cookies, these look great!

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  2. How interesting, I have had zucchini bread. What a great idea especially for kids

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  3. What a delicious solution to being overwhelmed with zucchini! Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  4. Oh My how delicious. I do enjoy a good cookie recipe. Baking is my therapy.

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  5. Zucchini keep these oatmeal cookies moist.

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  6. I want to make these cookies like right now. I just need to get the ingredients

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  7. I can not wait to try these! It looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. I have yet to try adding zucchini into a cookie... because it always is a no-brainer to incorporate veggies. I think I'll try out your recipe - looks great!

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  9. Look at you! Sneaking veggies into the cookies! What good moms will do for their children!

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  10. I love this! slip in the veggies and make them love them haha. This is awesome!

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  11. Oh wow what an interesting recipe! Thanks so much for sharing. Looks good =D

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  12. This looks like something my twins will love. I haven't tried adding zucchini into my cookies. I can't wait to try your recipe!

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  13. It's pretty amazing what zucchini can do to baked goods, isn't it? It adds SO MUCH moisture and I am always shocked that you can't even tell the zucchini is in there.

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  14. These look amazing. I definitely need to pin this for later and make them for me and my hubs!

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  15. ooo these look delicious! I have never tried adding zucchini to cookies before but they seem like a really healthy alternative!

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  16. I like the idea of combining savory and sweet to make a delicious snack to have on the go. This looks yummy x

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  17. I have made zucchini bread, but don't know that I've ever had a zucchini cookie. What a great healthier snack!

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  18. I've been seeing a lot of zucchini recipes that involves cookies and cakes lately and it's really tempting! I think you just convinced me to finally try one recipe. I'm sure the kids will love this especially after they come home from a tiring day in school.

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  19. I've used avocado to make a cheesecake before and cashews to make amazing ricotta, but I haven't tried zucchini in cookies. Can't wait to try this out.

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  20. These look delicious! I love zucchini in my cookies or even in bread! So delicious!

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  21. I love zucchini bread so I bet would like these. Great recipe!

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  22. They looks awesome! Never had zucchini cookies before, but judging by the comments, I bet they are amazing. Gonna try it this weekend for sure!

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  23. This is such a great combination. I have some zucchini that I need to use.

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  24. I have never put the zucchini inside anything else but I have heard such great things. Need to give it a try.

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  25. This looks like the perfect way to fix desserts and hide veggies. I need to give this a shot to see if I can trick my kiddos.

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  26. This cookie is well, just in time! We just pulled yet another 3 zucchini from the garden earlier tonight and I wanted to scream. We get so many every year I can't give them away. Everyone wants the finished products LOL!! I'm totally making these tomorrow night!!!

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  27. I have never tried putting zucchini in cookies before so I will have to trust you on these cookies! They seem delicious and if the kids love them than that's a perfect way to get some veggies mixed in with the sweets!

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  28. I have never had zucchini in a cookie before! I am going to have to try it soon!

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  29. How delicious! I have incorporated zucchini in cupcakes before, but I have never tried it in cookies. Thanks for the recipe!

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  30. Oooooo i really have to give your recipe a try!! I have a picky eater so this would be great way to sneak those veggies in

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  31. Hmmm...this might be a great way to sneak in some nutrition! I love cookies and am always looking for new recipes

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