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zucchini chocolate chip cookies on sheet pan

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course: cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 122kcal
These light and fluffy zucchini chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and a delight to eat! Read to enjoy in less than 30 minutes and made with simple ingredients.
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  • ½ cup 1 stick salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cup freshly shredded zucchini unpeeled (about half a zucchini, patted dry)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, cream together butter and both types of sugar until light and fluffy, about one to two minutes.
  • Mix in eggs, zucchini, and vanilla.
  • Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until just combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips, oats, and walnuts.
  • Drop 2 tablespoon portions of dough (I used a cookie scoop for this step) onto a greased or parchment lined baking sheet. Separate at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake in oven for 8 to 10 minutes until cookies are golden brown around the edges. (9 minutes seemed to be perfect in my oven).


  • The dough will be a little wet and sticky. This is fine because the cookie will end up very fluffy. Using a cookie scoop for this is the best option so the dough doesn’t stick to your fingers.
  • I don't peel the zucchini before grating them, but if you have little ones that won't touch anything green, then by all means peel them.
  • These cookies bake pretty quickly so be sure to keep your eye on them. They are baked when they are firm on top and the edges have turned a golden brown color.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg