Zucchini Cookie Recipe

by Merissa on March 6, 2013

in Featured, Recipes

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When I was growing up I used to eat meals and snacks at my grandma's house often. Why? Well she was my next door neighbor. I'm afraid we pestered my grandma quite often but I know that one of the ways she could always get us to stop bugging her and find something else to do would be to feed us and send us on our way.

Not that we were always hungry, we just liked what Granny was baking! A while back I shared with you her recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Pie. That's still one of my very favorites. My Granny wasn't one to share her recipes though, she hardly even wrote them down. So when I called my aunt a few weeks ago to see if she happened to have Granny's Zucchini Cookie recipe (my Granny passed away in 2011) I knew it was a long-shot.

But as it turned out, she not only had the recipe she had 2 different versions! Below is the version I remember Granny making.

Of course if you have a garden you always have zucchini coming out your ears. And you can freeze zucchini or can zucchini to save it for later months when you actually don't want to just toss it to the chickens.

I like to use my zucchini to make Zucchini Brownies (or in my case, Gluten Free Zucchini Brownies) or Zucchini Bread. Or we just fry them up in butter and eat. (Or make Zucchini Cakes...so many choices!) But after today you will have a new recipe to add to your collection. And I hope you like it as much as I did when I was growing up.

Zucchini Cookie Recipe

What You Need:

  • 3/4 c. butter
  • 1 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded zucchini
  • 2 1/2 c. flour (you could also sub this for gluten free all purpose flour)
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/3 c. mini chocolate chips

Mix together the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla.

Add in the zucchini.

Add in the dry ingredients, stir in the chocolate chips last.

Drop by teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F degrees for 15 minutes or until just slightly brown.

zucchini cookie recipe

These cookies have a pure and simple taste. They are soft and bready. (So if you want a crunchy cookie these are not for you!)

Get even more Quick Zucchini Recipes!

Have you ever made any zucchini cookie recipes? What is your favorite recipe with zucchini?


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1 Dianna March 6, 2013 at 10:52 am

They look good! I tried zucchini cookies once a few years ago, but yours look better.


2 Piper March 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm

When I was a kid, zucchini was only for zucchini bread :p As an adult, though, I have experimented with zucchini and I love it many ways–raw, sauteed, baked, roasted, in soups and stews, in desserts. I will pretty much eat zucchini any way you can cook it and so will my kids 🙂 My parents think we are a bit crazy 😉

My favorite way to eat zucchini is during the summer, fresh out of the garden and sauteed with garlic and onions and tomatoes and chicken and tossed with homemade pesto sauce 🙂


3 Sherry from Florida March 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I love Zucchini and these look delicious. I will make these asap.
One question… the recipe just says 1 1/2 Zucchini so I am assuming it is grated and not chopped? correct?___


4 Merissa March 7, 2013 at 6:52 am

Yes, 1 1/2 cups of shredded zucchini 🙂


5 Judy Boles August 29, 2013 at 5:03 pm

I am seeing Zucchini Cookie recipe but can’t figure out how to copy it. Thanks.


6 Merissa August 29, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Just click the green button near the bottom of the post that says “Print” to print out the recipe. You can delete the images off your printable page that pops up too so you don’t waste ink.


7 Rebecca August 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm

I just made these, and they are SO GOOD!! I used about a cup of semisweet chocolate chips, because that’s what I had on hand. Thanks for sharing!!


8 Stephanie June 15, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Thanks for the recipe! I’ve made these twice now and even the 3-year-olds love them. “Mmm mommy! So delicious!”


9 Sarah July 20, 2014 at 8:51 pm

I made these tonight, and they turned out delicious!!!!! Even my husband said he couldn’t taste the zucchini 🙂


10 Merissa July 20, 2014 at 9:41 pm

I’m so glad you liked them!


11 Tara Pantera August 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm

These were a total flop with gluten free flour, FYI. I ruined almost an entire block of Kerrygold butter…I would get a batch out of the oven and they would turn to powder in my mouth, so I would add an egg, then I would try that batch, add another egg…we will eat them because we don’t want to waste them, but I think I will just add zucchini to a regular GF cookie recipe next time…


12 Merissa August 23, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Did you try my gluten free flour blend or a different blend? We’ve made them successfully with our blend many times.


13 Becky September 6, 2014 at 4:26 pm

I am making these cookies as I type this. My first sheet didn’t get done in 15 minutes so I gave them more time. Are they supposed to get brown on top? The cookies have a great flavor and are delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe.


14 Merissa September 6, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Are you making them gluten free? They won’t get very brown on top either way but the gluten free cookies will hardly turn brown at all.


15 Becky September 6, 2014 at 4:34 pm

No just making them as the recipe says. I was just curious. Thanks again!


16 Tammy July 13, 2016 at 10:30 am

How many cookies does this make


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