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ZUCCHINI NUT COOKIE SANDWICHES

Updated on May 3, 2017
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Graham is a former chef, and food stylist with a passion for all things food-related. She has also never been known to decline dessert.

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Zucchini is a prolific plant. We only grow a few plants in our garden each year and yet we pick at least one zucchini every few days. We eventually discover the zucchini that lay camouflaged until it's enormous leaves and use that for baking.These cookies are a bit like zucchini bread, but a bit more dense and slightly sweeter.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour 30 min
Cook time: 17 min
Ready in: 1 hour 47 min
Yields: Make 12-14 cookies depending on size

Cookie and Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 heaping cup grated zucchini, drained
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • pinch salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt to a bowl.
  2. Beat 1 stick of butter and the sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. Beat flour mixture into butter mixture until just blended.
  4. Mix in zucchini, oats, and walnuts. Refrigerate until firm.
  5. On parchment lined baking sheets, drop a 1 1/2 inch scoop. * I like to use a small ice cream scoop for this.
  6. Bake until edges are slightly browned, about 17 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  7. Beat the remaining butter, cream cheese and confectioner's sugar together until smooth. Zest half a lemon into mixture and blend.
  8. Spread a heaping tablespoon of frosting onto the flat side of a cookie and sandwich another cookie on top.
While beating the flour mixture together, it's important to scrap down the sides of the bowl occasionally.
While beating the flour mixture together, it's important to scrap down the sides of the bowl occasionally. | Source
I chose to drain the zucchini for a short time. This step is NOT necessary to the success of this recipe, however.
I chose to drain the zucchini for a short time. This step is NOT necessary to the success of this recipe, however. | Source
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Print this image onto a 8 X 10 inch paper to make quick labels for a picnic or lunch box. Wrap cookies in parchment, add label and tape secure.
Print this image onto a 8 X 10 inch paper to make quick labels for a picnic or lunch box. Wrap cookies in parchment, add label and tape secure. | Source
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      Graham Gifford 

      6 years ago from New Hamphire

      Hi Sinea, first of all -thank you for the little ego-boost (smiling). I'm so pleased that you liked the hub. I'm still trying to navigate my way through this maze called Hubpages in my spare time. I decided on my pen name because I've worked in the design field for awhile. BIG appreciation for becoming a follower, too. Have a happy day! Best Regards, Graham

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      Sinea Pies 

      6 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Wow, not only does this recipe sound wonderful but you have displayed it so beautifully! Love the design (that's where you got your pen name, right?) Voted up and awesome. New follower here. Don't want to miss any of your work.

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      Graham Gifford 

      6 years ago from New Hamphire

      Hi Faith, Thank you for the praise -I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read my hub.

      Best Regards,

    • alifeofdesign profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Gifford 

      6 years ago from New Hamphire

      thebiologyofleah, thanks for reading my hub. Because shredded zucchini freezes so well, baking with it cane be all year 'round. And because zucchini grows so bountiful, I have several more recipes for it that I'll be sharing soon. I hope you'll try them.

      Best Regards,

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, never heard of such. Sounds like something new and interesting to try. Thanks for sharing the recipes. The hub is great, very detailed. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Leah Kennedy-Jangraw 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      This recipe looks great, I love to cook with zucchini but it always slips my mind to bake with it. Will definitely be trying this out soon.

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      Graham Gifford 

      6 years ago from New Hamphire

      Hi healthy meals, never had zucchini bread? Treat yourself (assuming that you can and like to eat gluten, although, there surely is a gluten -free recipe for zucchini bread out there). I'm a fan of zucchini bread. It's not too sweet when I'm in the mood for a carb for breakfast. Lightly toasted, a little cream cheese and I'm happy. I've also made it with shredded carrot and yellow squash. (the kids don't really know it's in there). As for the cookies, I hope you try them. I think it's a better snack for kids than many other choices. Best Regards,

    • alifeofdesign profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Gifford 

      6 years ago from New Hamphire

      Hi billybuc, my husband doesn't have a sweet tooth (go figure!) and yet he likes these cookies. They were easy to make and would freeze nicely so if you wanted to whip up a big batch and fill them later, it would be a good way to use some of the zucchini. Hope you are well.

    • alifeofdesign profile imageAUTHOR

      Graham Gifford 

      6 years ago from New Hamphire

      moonlake - it's that time of season when everyone has LOTS of zucchini from the garden...timely hub topic. Thanks for stopping by ;)

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      healthy meals 

      6 years ago from Europe

      never had zucchini bread or cookies but this recipe sounds easy and looks delicious so I will try it because I like the healthy ingredients like oats and zucchini. Sounds like a very healthy snack for children.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I have never heard of these but they sound delicious. We certainly have enough zucchini this year; guess we'll be trying this recipe.

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      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

      All kinds of good zucchini recipes on here today. Have to try this one. Pinned it and voted up.

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