Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe courtesy of Martha Tinkler for Food Network Kitchen

Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 12 to 15 cookies
We all have the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, but does yours have vegetables and oats? This delicious cookie has it all -- zucchini, oats, whole wheat flour, you name it. Toasted pecans and dark chocolate chips add just enough buttery crunch and sweet melt to put it over the top. Ditch your plain jane cookie and try this one that has a little of everything!



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. F Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Lay out the grated zucchini on a paper-towel lined plate, to absorb as much water as possible. Set aside.
  3. Whisk the oats, flour, salt, baking soda and allspice together in a large bowl.
  4. Beat the butter and brown sugar in a separate bowl with an electric mixer (or using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment) on medium speed until light yellow and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix on low just until there's no more powdery residue, 15 to 20 seconds, then add the zucchini, chocolate chips and toasted pecans if using and mix on low until there is no dry flour in the dough.
  5. Use a 1/4-cup ice cream scoop to scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing at least 1 inch apart. Sprinkle the tops with flaky sea salt if using. Bake until the tops and sides start to brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for at least 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Cook’s Note

When measuring flour, we spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.)