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Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Start shredding your garden zucchini because these Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies are calling your name! 

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Is your garden zucchini staring you down? Don’t be scared, we are here to help! Last week we shared a recipe for Grilled Zucchini Nachos and this week we are getting sweet with Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I made Zucchini Coconut Bread last year and it is my favorite zucchini bread. I love the zucchini and coconut combo. Since I am obsessed with cookies, I decided to take that wining combo and create a cookie. Zucchini cookies made with coconut oil, coconut, oatmeal, and chocolate chips-these cookies are all kinds of wonderful!

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I’ve made zucchini cookies before and they’ve always turned out great. I love sneaking veggies into my cookies. It makes me feel better about eating a dozen:) And if you think zucchini doesn’t belong in cookies, think again. These cookies are delicious.

Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies on A great way to use up the summer zucchini!

I’ve already made two batches of Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies. I made a batch to share with friends and put a batch in our freezer, for a rainy day. The cookies got rave reviews from our friends and the cookies in our freezer haven’t been forgotten. I ate a cookie straight from the freezer and discovered they are just as good frozen, if not better!

Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies on We love these cookies!

So don’t let your zucchini overwhelm you! Start shredding some zucchini, you have cookies to make! And you might want to shred enough zucchini to make two or three batches of Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies. Share with friends and put a batch in the freezer! You will want to have a batch on hand at all times. I am off to eat a cookie now, breakfast of champions!

Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies on A must make!

And if you are looking for more zucchini recipes, check out these 35 Zucchini Recipes! Happy zucchini season!

Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies on A great way to use up your zucchini!

Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Zucchini cookies made with coconut oil, coconut, and chocolate chips. The best way to use up your garden zucchini!


1 cup all-purpose flour or white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup shredded zucchini
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine coconut oil and sugars, mix until smooth. Add egg and vanilla extract. Next, add the shredded zucchini. Mix until combined.

4. Slowly add flour mixture until just combined. Stir in oats, coconut, and chocolate chips.

5. Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden around the edges and set. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

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136 Responses to “Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 19, 2013 @ 3:28 am

    Ive made lots of things with zucchini from breads to fritters but never cookies. GREAT idea, Maria! I was always worried the moisture would water down the dough but clearly no issues. Pinned and want to try these!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 19, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    Such a great way to use up zucchini! Yum!

  3. Erica — August 19, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    I love sneaking fruits and veggies in…and this is one delicious way to do it! How fun

  4. Grace Deacy — August 19, 2013 @ 7:26 am

    Are they crunchy or chewy?

    • Two Peas replied: — August 19th, 2013 @ 11:52 am

      The cookies are soft and chewy.

  5. Looks incredible!

  6. Loving everything about these cookies Maria. Especially the veggie hiding inside!

  7. Yum! Love zucchini and chocolate together and in a cookie, it’s so perfect! Wonderful recipe!

  8. Tieghan — August 19, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    Love these Maria! I just made a zucchini treat over the weekend and they turned out great! I am now convinced that zucchini is a magical baked good ingredient! Plus, I love coconut oatmeal cookies. YUM!

  9. Leigh — August 19, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    These look delicious! Can I sub butter or vegetable oil for the coconut oil?

    • Two Peas replied: — August 19th, 2013 @ 11:50 am


  10. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — August 19, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    Great way to use up all of this extra zucchini! :)

  11. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — August 19, 2013 @ 9:04 am

    I love “hidding” zucchini in anything chocolate. Thanks for sharing!

  12. steph@stephsbitebybite — August 19, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    Veggies in cookies means tat I can eat double right? I’m in heaven with these!

  13. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — August 19, 2013 @ 9:07 am

    I don’t even like zucchini, but these look so incredible I don’t know that I’d be able to resist having one or two! :)

  14. Christy@SweetandSavoring — August 19, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Yum! You described these cookies so well. Never would have thought to put zucchini in cookies, even though I love them in bread and muffins. Will let you know when I make them :)

  15. Marie @ Little Kitchie — August 19, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    Loving the idea of zucchini in cookies!

  16. Julie @ Table for Two — August 19, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    how neat is this! i love the idea of sneaking a veggie into a baked good! :)

  17. Bev @ Bev Cooks — August 19, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    Maaaaaaariaaaaaaaaaaaa, please fedex me some, coo?

  18. Pamela — August 19, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    I love vegetable baked goods, always makes me feel a little less guilty. :)

  19. HeatherChristo — August 19, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    theses are so great Maria- I often make cookies similar to this to sneak veggies into the kids diet!

  20. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — August 19, 2013 @ 11:15 am

    These sound so good! What a great way to enjoy that zucchini!

  21. This flavor combo sound amazing Maria! Love it! Got to go check out that bread now :)

  22. Rick — August 19, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    Can this recipe be made Paleo Friendly using almond flour?

    • Two Peas replied: — August 19th, 2013 @ 11:50 am

      Hi Rick-I’ve used a gluten-free flour mix and whole wheat flour and they were just as good. I am sure almond flour will work too! Let me know if you try it!

  23. These cookies are pure genius! I never would have thought to put zucchini into a cookie!

  24. Cookbook Queen — August 19, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    Such a great idea for sneaking those veggies in!!

  25. Cookbook Queen — August 19, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    Great way to sneak in those veggies. Love it!!

  26. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker — August 19, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    You can have your veggies and cookie too!

  27. Cate @ Chez CateyLou — August 19, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    These sound amazing!! I love that you have added a bit of heath to a cookie!! Makes me feel less guilty for eating 3+…. Question: do you ring the moisture out of your shredded zucchini? Thanks!

  28. Aimee Wimbush-Bourque — August 19, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    Perfect for back to school! Going to make a batch soon.

  29. Joanne - Inspired Taste — August 19, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    These are awesome and a perfect way to use up extra zucchini :) Love that you added coconut, too! Making soon!

  30. marcie — August 19, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    These look so delicious and healthy by cookie standards. Pinning!

  31. Joanne — August 19, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    I would have thought zucchini was too moist for cookies but I guess not! These look so chewy delicious!

  32. Jenn — August 19, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    When you put a batch in the freezer, did you freeze already baked cookies or did you freeze balls of cookie dough that you baked up later? I usually do the latter, but wondered if the zuchini makes a difference in what I should do.

    • Two Peas replied: — August 19th, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

      I put baked cookies in freezer bags and froze them! They are so good right from the freezer:)

  33. Julie Deily — August 19, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    Wow, these look gorgeous, Maria! I love your recipes…you are so creative!! :)

  34. Laura Dembowski — August 19, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    I can’t wait to try these cookies! They have so many great flavors and are pretty healthy. Love when cookies taste good from the freezer too!

  35. Katriel — August 19, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

    These totally count as a health food. Pretty balanced too, with the oats for some heart healthy fiber, coconut oil for some fat burning fats, dark chocolate chips for antioxidants, and zucchini for vitamins. And I’m a chocolate chip cookie fanatic. I like them in the dough form, fresh from the oven form, slightly cooled form, and the frozen form. Big fan. Thanks for the idea :)

  36. heather — August 19, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

    love to try these

  37. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 19, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    These cookies look fabulous, so perfect for zucchini season!

  38. These look fantastic and relatively Weight Watchers friendly! I’ve bookmarked them to try very very soon. I too am a huge fan of cookies and the combination of coconut and zucchini. My mom made me a zucchini coconut bread recently and it was excellent! Thanks for the inspiration. I’m off to calculate their PointsPlus value….

  39. Sues — August 19, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    Best idea!! And they’re beautiful, too :)

  40. Deon | — August 19, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    Okay dokey! Printed out the recipe, the zucchini is shredded, I’m ready to give these a good whirl!

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