Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with zucchini and chocolate chips are sweet little morsels with a veggie twist.

I combined chocolate chips, oatmeal, and zucchini for your new favorite recipe for filling the cookie jar.

a close-up shot of a stack of zucchini oatmeal cookies.

I never get tired of zucchini and bake with it all year – zucchini bread in the spring, zucchini brownies for the summer, pumpkin zucchini muffins for the fall, and, now, these zucchini oatmeal cookies for the winter. They’re studded with melty chocolate chips and have the best chewy-soft texture.

Why do I love zucchini so much? Shredding it and mixing it into batters and doughs adds lots of moisture. That moisture makes whatever you’re making even better! 

These chocolate chip zucchini cookies are easy to make. With zucchini available all year, nothing is stopping you from making a batch this week! I hope you do because they are so good.

a cookie with a bite taken out of it.


  • Shredded zucchini patted dry with a paper towel
  • Rolled oats
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Softened butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips – Semi-sweet chocolate chips are tremendous, or you can try milk or dark chocolate chips.

Making Cookie dough

Mix the oats, flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Set the dry ingredients aside.

Beat the butter and both types of sugar in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or a bowl with a hand mixer until creamy. Mix in the egg until well combined. Add maple syrup and vanilla and mix and combine.

Add the flour mixture and zucchini to the wet ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Chill the dough for at least two hours.

Ready to Bake!

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Scoop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet and bake the cookies for 13 to 15 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned.

Cool them on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Sandra’s Tips

  • What else can you add to the cookies? If you want to try a variation, you can substitute half of the chocolate chips for chopped nuts like walnuts or raisins.
  • How should you store chocolate chip oatmeal zucchini cookies? To keep them fresh, store them in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Can you freeze zucchini oatmeal cookies? Store the cooled cookies in a freezer bag. They will freeze great for up to a month or so. Thaw them at room temperature.

Grab some zucchini and make a batch of these chewy cookies! We love these chocolate chip zucchini oatmeal cookies at our house – they never last long. Enjoy!

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    Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Servings: 40
    Calories: 94 kcal
    This easy recipe combines chocolate chips, oatmeal, and zucchini for a twist on a classic oatmeal cookie.
    chocolate chip cookie made with oatmeal and zucchini with bite out of it


    • 1 cup zucchini shredded
    • 2 cups rolled oats
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup butter softened
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 cup chocolate chips


    • Shred the zucchini and pat with a paper towel to dry slightly. Set aside.
    • In a medium bowl, mix together oats, flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
    • In a stand mixer or a bowl with a hand mixer, beat together butter and both sugars until creamy.
    • Mix in the egg until well combined. Add maple syrup and vanilla and combine.
    • Add the dry mixture and zucchini and mix until fully combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
    • Set the dough in the fridge to chill for 2 hours.
    • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
    • Scoop dough onto sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned.
    • Let cool for 5 mintues before transferring to a rack. Enjoy!
    Calories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 67mgPotassium: 34mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 93IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
    chocolate chip cookie made with oatmeal and zucchini with bite out of it
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    1. 5 stars
      I have so much zucchini from my garden. The fact that I can make these rich and chewy chocolate chip cookies with a vegetable is GENIUS!

    2. I recommend this recipe to everyone. I have never had a cookie like this before, it was fantastic!

    3. 5 stars
      Your Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are amazing! They were so easy to make and tasted incredible. The zucchini adds such a nice texture and moisture to the cookies.

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