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Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies are a great way to use up all that zucchini from the garden or frozen shredded zucchini. Your children will not even realize they are eating a vegetable in these oatmeal cookies.  These cookies are great snacks with a glass of milk, put them in lunch boxes or serve these cookies with coffee to your friends and family.  I am always looking for ways to use up zucchini in the summer.  My family loves oatmeal cookies and I make these a lot.  This is a soft, chewy cookie that won’t last long.  I always pull this recipe out of the box as soon as my zucchini starts producing in the summer months.  These cookies keep well in an airtight container in a cool place.  You could actually use 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour instead of 1/2 cup whole wheat flour in this recipe.

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup honey
2 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups zucchini, grated
1 cup raisins
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup walnut pieces
Cream shortening and honey, add eggs and beat well.  Mix in flours, spices, and zucchini and continue mixing.  Fold in oats, raisins and nuts.  Drop by tablespoons on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 10 to 12 minutes.   Makes 3 to 4 dozen depending on size you make cookies.  Enjoy!
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  1. I don’t have shortening, what can I use in its place?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      You can try butter or oil but I have not tried it that way and don’t know for sure if it will work or not.

  2. I will try this recipe, but do have to use whole wheat flour? can i use all regular flour?

  3. wendy jones says:

    If you don’t have whole wheat flour can you use all purpose flour?

  4. Thanks for sharing this!! We always have so much zucchini and I also freeze it. Now I have another recipe to use and it sounds yummy!!

  5. Oh these look good too. I’m enjoying catching up on all I missed last week. I just love anything with zucchini.

  6. I love this recipe and I think my girlfriends would like this for dessert at game night this week. However, school starts Monday and I’m not sure I will have time to bake but this will be one I definitely will try soon, yum!

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