Looking for more ways to use up your zucchini harvest? Here you go! Zucchini Cookies with Pumpkin spice frosting taste like a bite of fall. Soft doughy cookies with frosting! Oh my heaven good!
Zucchini cookies frosted with Pumpkin Spice Frosting make a delicious treat. I recently discovered Pumpkin spice and zucchini to be great flavor partners. I made Pumpkin zucchini bread recently and decided to add the spice into the frosting for these cookies. Excellent! True tastebuds friends!
This is a harvest recipe for all that zucchini floating around in your kitchen. At least that’s what is happening at my house:) If it’s a delicious sweet treat your wanting, these are the ticket.
Cookies with zucchini? Zucchini is so magical that way. You can make anything with it! When Dave brought in three more large zucchini and laid them out on the counter in all their glorious green, enormous, vegetable beautiousness… at a loss for words. Time for a new zucchini recipe.
Zucchini cookies caught my eye as I was traveling the cyber highway the other day. Me+cookies=LOVE. After playing around a bit in my kitchen last night I have found a new cookie love… zucchini cookies!
I’ve been making zucchini bread, zucchini casserole, stuffed zucchini, raw sliced on a platter with dip, and zucchini in every stir fry. We had zucchini fries the other night. Excellent side dish, by the way. Freezing zucchini? Our freezer is looking a bit too green on the inside. So a new fun recipe with this delicious vegetable that won’t quit growing in our garden? Definitely a yes!
These zucchini cookies remind me of eating pumpkin or molasses cookies. Big, soft, doughy goodness, slightly spiced and slightly sweet.
I frosted about half the batch of cookies. We like them both ways. The frosting takes them up to a whole new level of yummy, though. No contest! All my taste testers were given a zucchini cookie unfrosted and they all liked them. Then I had them try a frosted one. The eyes popped open and they said Yeah!!
If you’re not a huge sweet fan they might be surprisingly tasty alone. This recipe uses coconut oil and honey to tone up the nutrition factor a bit. They are still Carby cookies, though, so be careful how you’re getting your vegetables with these!
Zucchini Cookies with Pumpkin Spice Frosting:
These cookies are easy to make. Sort of like making zucchini bread batter. But you don’t have to prep the zucchini. Instead just let it sit in the bowl and moisten the oats as instructed.
Frosting these cookies makes them hard to store in a cookie jar. The frosting sets but doesn’t harden so they smash and get kind of messy. Best keep them on a tray on the counter and let people graze on them 🙂
Unfrosted zucchini cookies store just fine in a cookie jar. Enjoy!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup honey (or sweetener of your choice equivalent)
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 egg
- 1 cup grated zucchini
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 Tsp. Almond extract
- 1¾ cups regular oats
- INGREDIENTS FOR THE FROSTING:
- 2 Tablespoons milk (adjust consistency to your preference)
- 11/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- 1 Tsp. Pumpkin spice Seasoning
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Put grated zucchini into a large mixing bowl with the oats, oil, honey, vanilla and egg.
- Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon and let sit until oats are thoroughly moistened and soft.
- Whisk together the dry ingredients.
- Mix the zucchini mixture until smooth.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients one cup at a time with a wooden spoon.
- Put the bowl in the fridge for 15 minutes or until the batter is semi stiff.
- Remove to counter and drop teaspoons of dough onto a cookie sheet. (I use silpat silicone sheets on my baking sheets. Makes baking cookies a dream)
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes
For the Frosting:
- In a deep bowl, add the confectioners sugar, vanilla,and coconut oil. Whisk together until smooth.
- Add milk one tablespoons at a time whisking until smooth and desired frosting consistency.
- Frost the cooled cookies.
The frosting is delicious and tastes great on these cookies. It will set but NOT harden so these cookies are best served flat on a tray rather than stacked in a jar.
OXO Good Grips Wooden Spoon Set, 3-Piece
GLOUE Silicone Spatula Set - 4-piece 450oF Heat-Resistant Baking Spoon & Spatulas - Ergonomic Easy-to-Clean Seamless One-Piece Design - Nonstick - Dishwasher Safe - Solid Stainless Steel - Multicolor
Fitzroy and Fox Non-Slip Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Lids, Set of 3, Blue
KUKPO Mixing Bowls – 3 piece set Includes 1.8 Qt, 3.6 Qt, 6.5 Qt, Easy Grip Handle With Non - Skid Bottom
Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet (2 Pack), Silver
Ultra Cuisine 100% Stainless Steel Wire Cooling Rack for Baking fits Half Sheet Pans Cool Cookies, Cakes, Breads - Oven Safe for Cooking, Roasting, Grilling - Heavy Duty Commercial Quality
Silicone 3 Piece Non Stick Baking Mats with Measurements 2 Half Sheet Liners and 1 Quarter Sheet Mat, Professional Quality, Non Toxic and FDA Approved, Red, Yellow and Green
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size:1 frosted cookie
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 153 Total Fat: 4.7g Carbohydrates: 24.9g Protein: 1.9g