Zucchini-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

07.22.2014

Every summer we all see an abundance of zucchini recipes everywhere. Zucchini is very versatile with a simple mellow flavor so it can go in just about anything. So, why not add to cookies? You may think, oh no that’s taking it too far, but these taste just like zucchini cake or zucchini bread rather in cookie form. I’d say this is definitely one of the best uses I could ever think of for zucchini. Saute it, bake it or fry it – yes that’s always good. Put it in soup or toss it in as part of the main dish and yeah that’s quite delicious, but add it to cookies along with sweet cinnamon, chewy oats, crunchy pecans and a fair amount of chocolate chips and you get something totally irresistible. Something just like what Grandma would have made. Delicious, homestyle, soft and flavorful cookies. Sometimes the old fashioned kind of recipes are just simply the best! Try these Zucchini Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies soon, everyone will love them!

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Zucchini-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.34 from 3 votes

Delicious, homestyle, soft and flavorful cookies. Sometimes the old fashioned kind of recipes are just simply the best!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 203 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (from about 1 - 1 1/2 medium)
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 2/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt for 20 seconds, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment whip together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Mix in egg and vanilla extract. Add zucchini and with mixer set on low speed, slowly add in flour mixture. Stir in oats, walnuts and chocolate chips (I reserved 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips to press into the tops of dough balls before baking, just for looks which is totally optional).
  3. Shape dough into balls, 2 Tbsp each, then transfer to a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart. Bake in preheated oven 11 - 14 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
  4. Recipe Source: adapted with slight changes from Nestle
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Potassium 131mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 2%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Zucchini Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cooking Classy

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136 comments

  • Melissa @ Bless this Mess: Made these this afternoon! PERFECT! Thanks lady! July 23, 2014 at 2:24pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them Melissa :)! July 23, 2014 at 4:33pm Reply

  • Meggan V: these sound so delicious! do you know if they will freeze well? I have an abundance of zuchinni and need to finde some freezable recipes. July 23, 2014 at 11:14am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think they should freeze just fine. I hope you love them! July 23, 2014 at 2:20pm Reply

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.: These look so hearty and delish! July 22, 2014 at 8:46pm Reply

  • Alyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust}: Just ate some zucchini today but I can guarantee it wasn’t as good as these cookies!! Next time for sure :) July 22, 2014 at 7:45pm Reply

  • Matt Robinson: I love zucchini, my kids, not so much, but this would be a great way for them to eat some! July 22, 2014 at 7:15pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Jaclyn these are the most gorgeous zucchini cookies I’ve ever seen! I just posted some zuke-chocolate chip muffins today. I seriously would love to try your cookies next! Gorgeous and I can tell they have tons of awesome texture! Pinned and love how PERFECT those choc chips look :) July 22, 2014 at 1:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Averie! Your zucchini muffins looked amazing! July 22, 2014 at 11:00pm Reply

  • Tori@Gringalicious.com: I love that you added zucchini. This is such a good idea! July 22, 2014 at 1:32pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): I love these cookies, they are packed with my favorite things! July 22, 2014 at 11:39am Reply

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