Zucchini Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Zucchini Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

How To Make Zucchini Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

These soft and moist zucchini cookies are spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger, then paired with a rich cream cheese topping, for a sweeter treat!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • cupall purpose flour,plus 2 tbsp
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspground nutmeg
  • ¼tspground ginger
  • ½cupunsalted butter,softened
  • cupgranulated sugar
  • cuplight brown sugar,packed
  • 1large egg
  • tspvanilla extract
  • cupszucchini,shredded

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 6ozcream cheese,softened
  • 6ozunsalted butter,softened
  • 1⅓cupspowdered sugar
  • ½tspvanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger for 20 seconds. Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until pale and fluffy. Scrape down the bowl.

  4. Mix in the egg and vanilla. With the mixer set on low speed, slowly mix in half of the flour mixture, then mix in the zucchini and finish by mixing in the remaining flour mixture.

  5. Drop the batter into balls, 2 even tablespoons at a time, onto parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheets, spacing the cookies 2 inches apart.

  6. Bake in the oven for 10 to 13 minutes. Be careful not to over-bake, and the cookies should still be soft to the touch.*

  7. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together the butter and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.

  2. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla and continue to mix until smooth and fluffy.

  3. Once the cookies are cool, frost with the cream cheese frosting and sprinkles tops very lightly with cinnamon and nutmeg.

  4. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Cookies will continue to cook for about a minute when removed from the oven


  • Calories: 203.08kcal
  • Fat: 12.33g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.53g
  • Trans Fat: 0.39g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.18g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.55g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.89g
  • Fiber: 0.39g
  • Sugar: 14.53g
  • Protein: 1.83g
  • Cholesterol: 40.95mg
  • Sodium: 108.42mg
  • Calcium: 30.68mg
  • Potassium: 49.73mg
  • Iron: 0.57mg
  • Vitamin A: 110.89µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.39mg
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