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Zucchini Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

posted by Julie Evink on August 10, 2015

Zucchini Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe ~ Soft, Delicious Cookies Stuffed with Zucchini and Raisins then Frosted with Cream Cheese Frosting!

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Zucchini Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe ~ Soft, Delicious Cookies Stuffed with Zucchini and Raisins then Frosted with Cream Cheese Frosting!

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I had some zucchini that definitely needed to be used up. Like yesterday. I did the typical Zucchini Bread and I still had some left so I was determined to find something different that I could use it up in. I told my mom I wanted to make pancakes and she didn’t think that sounded good. I still think it sounds good but I didn’t go with the pancakes because the hubby was gone for work and I knew I’d have to much on hand. I decided to try out these cookies. Wow. I’m sure glad I did. They were wonderful! These cookies are soft even after a few days which is a must in my book plus you top them with a cream cheese frosting that hardens just enough to be perfection. They even turned my mom into a believer that you can actually do something with zucchini other then make it into bread.

I’m not going to say that this whole cookie making process didn’t go without a little mishap. Back in college my professor always told us to make sure that we read our recipes through and double checked them. I remember one time none of us did this in class and we were making marshmallows. Lets just say it didn’t end pretty and there were grown students getting reprimanded for not following directions and it ended with us having to clean up and not make marshmallows. Not a pretty scene. You would think that after that incident I’d learn to read my recipes, but nope it didn’t happen. I got to the “add flour” step in the recipe and there was no flour listed. I might have panicked. Without much of a choice I just started adding flour until I thought it formed a cookie dough. I did a test cookie. Nope to runny. Added some more flour. Tested another cookie. Just perfect. Success! I’ll try and make sure all the ingredients are listed on this recipe for you!

This recipe does make a lot. I mean a ton of cookies so if you don’t have an army to feed or a lot of friend and family to share with you might want to cut it in half. I shared my cookies with my sister-in-law and her family (who just had the most adorable baby boy ever!), my brother-in-law, my co-workers, my parents, my hubby ate a ton…so you get the idea. I think you could easily freeze these for later also. I added raisins to my cookies but feel free to throw in some chocolate chips instead if you aren’t a raisin fan. Enjoy!

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Zucchini Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Serves 48 cookies     adjust servings

Ingredients

    Cookies

    • 3 eggs
    • 1 c. sugar
    • 1 c. brown sugar
    • 1 c. vegetable oil
    • 2 c. grated zucchini
    • 3 tsp vanilla
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 5 c. flour
    • 1 c. raisins

    Frosting

    • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 c. powdered sugar

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add oil, sugars, zucchini and vanilla. Mix well.
    2. In a separate bowl combine flour, soda, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to egg mixture and mix well. Add raisins.
    3. Drop onto greased baking sheet. Baked 10-12 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown. Cool completely and the frost.
    4. For the frosting cream butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla. Mix in powdered sugar until the right consistency. Add more if needed. Frost cookies.

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    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 1 cookie
    Amount Per ServingAs Served
    Calories 167kcal Calories from fat 61
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat 7g11%
    Saturated Fat 1g5%
    Transfat 0g
    Cholesterol 15mg5%
    Sodium 93mg4%
    Carbohydrate 25g8%
    Dietary Fiber 1g4%
    Sugars 14g
    Protein 2g

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Calories2000
    Total FatLess than65g
    Sat FatLess than25g
    CholesterolLess than300mg
    SodiumLess than2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate300g
    Dietary Fiber25g
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      Comments

    • Simple Girl


      These look yummy! My grandma always made frosted cookies. I think I have some zucchini left, too! 🙂

    • Tina


      This is the perfect way to get kids to eat zucchini! Thanks for sharing this tasty and unique recipe. Yum!

    • Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart


      I am so glad you linked up! These look and sound divine! 🙂

      Thanks so much for linking this up this week to Made it on Monday!

      http://www.larkscountryheart.com

    • Rebecca @ A Dash of Thyme


      Because you have Zucchini in cookie form WITH the most amazing cream cheese icing recipe, I will attempt! 🙂 I’m not a huge fan of Zucchini but anything covered in this icing is worth a shot! 🙂 They look fantastic!!

    • carolinaheartstrings


      Those cookies look so moist and yummy. Great way to use squash! Come over and visit us today. We have a wonderful chicken and dumpling recipe.

    • Katie @ This Chick Cooks


      Those cookies look so delicious! Don’t you just love using the Summer zucchini for sweets? I just liked you on Facebook. Hope you have a good day, Julie!

    • Mercedes


      I had the same zucchini predicament last week! These look great and I bet they were so soft and moist.

    • Michelle Benoit (Chocolate Central)


      I’ve been making zucchini bread for years, but I’m definitely going to try your recipe. Who doesn’t love cream cheese frosting? The ingredient list looks healthy too, especially if I use a whole grain flour and organic eggs, which I usually do anyway. I’ll be making these with my kids real soon. Thanks for such a great recipe and idea!

    • Krista


      My grandma makes a cookie very similar to this and now I’m wondering if hers as zucchini in it too! Ha! I’ll have to ask 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Church Supper 🙂

      Everyday Mom’s Meals

    • Janet


      Would like to try these great looking cookies – since there’s only my husband and I, would like to half the recipe. How would I half the 3 eggs?

      • Julie Evink


        Janet a large egg usually is about 3 Tbsp so if you measured out 1 1/2 Tbsp you should have about 1/2 of an egg.

    • Ilona @ Ilona's Passion


      I love the addition of zucchini to these cookies. They must be delectable! Pinning:)

    • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor


      I have zucchini in my garden just waiting to be picked. I love the idea of making cookies with them too! These look incredible!

    • Joan Hayes


      Yeeeeeees, these look so good, I love how pillowy they are! And what a great pairing with that cream cheese frosting! Stellar! 🙂

    • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter


      Love how soft and pillowy these cookies are! They look amazing and the perfect way to use up some zucchini!

    • Danielle


      These look like a delicious twist on oatmeal raisin cookies!

    • Malinda @ Countryside Cravings


      I don’t read through the recipe way too often and it has gotten me in trouble many times! I love this way of using zucchini!! Very creative and I think you should still try pancakes, I think they sound good!

    • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie


      Never have I ever put zucchini in a cookie. Carrots, but not zucchini. Guess I need to work on that!

    • Chicago Jogger


      These look SO good! Perfect for using up summer zucchini. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

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