Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lemon Zucchini Cookies

Lemon and what??  Zucchini?  Zucchini Cookies?

Yup.  And they’re spectacular.

Makes about 64 cookies

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4 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 cups soft butter

1-1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs beaten

2 teaspoons lemon peel

2 cups shredded zucchini (washed but not peeled)

2 cups chopped pecans

*Lemon Glaze (see below)


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Mix the first three (dry) ingredients together

In a separate large bowl, blend butter and sugar and beat in eggs until fluffy

Stir in flour mixture alternating with zucchini

Add lemon peel and pecans

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Drop large teaspoon full on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  

Bake at 375 F  for 15 – 20 minutes.

While still warm drizzle with * lemon glaze.

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* Lemon Glaze

1 cup of icing sugar

2 tablespoons lemon juice.  ( May need more as mixture should be runny)

(You may need to double this mixture to do all the cookies, but make one batch at a time.)


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To store these properly, freeze what you don’t use right away and take out what you need later. Thaw on counter.

Enjoy !




  1. PERFECT! I have 3 zuchs sitting in the fridge waiting for me to do something with them!

  2. Love this, one can never have enough ideas to use zukes!

  3. Very good recipe. I'd suggest chilling cookie dough before cooking so they arent melted flat in the oven.