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Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies

Old fashion oatmeal cookies are jazzed up by adding zucchini and yogurt covered cranberries.

 Saturdays during the summer,  are farmer's market days. The kids and I get up early, have a quick breakfast and head out the door. We love browsing the stands, sampling desserts, maple syrup, hemp seeds. Then I let the kids pick out 1 fruit or vegetable that they would like to take home. Last week, we came home with quite a bit of zucchini, which pleased me, since I hadn't taken the time to bake with it yet this summer. First on the baking agenda was oatmeal cookies. I had seen some on Pinterest, so I decided to alter my favourtie oatmeal cookie recipe and incorporate zucchini. 

These cookies are super simple to make and turn out tender and chewy. I love adding yogurt covered raisins, since it gives a second layer of sweetness. The kids loved these and didn't even know there was zucchini in them.

Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies

printable version

3/4 C butter or margarine

2/3 C brown sugar

2 eggs

1 C flour

1 C whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 C zucchini, grated

1/2 C yogurt covered cranberries

1/2 C walnuts

1 C large flake oatmeal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray cookies sheets with non stick spray and set aside

In a medium bowl, cream the margarine and brown sugar; until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and beat to combine. Mix in cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, to ensure they are well incorporated. Add flour, whole wheat flour, salt and baking soda; mix with a wooden spoon until combined. Fold in zucchini, oats, cranberries and nuts.

Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets; about an inch apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until edges begin to brown and centers are set. Cool a few minutes on cookie sheets, before removing to cooling racks.

Makes 2 dozen large cookies.


  1. I don't think I've ever had an oatmeal cookie, I don't think that's something we have in the UK. Isn't a zucchini a vegetable?


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