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Zucchini Cookies with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting | Creme de la Crumb

Zucchini Cookies with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Super moist and perfectly sweetened zucchini cookies piled high with the most incredible brown butter cream cheese frosting you will ever taste!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 143kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 cup shredded zucchini squeezed slightly to remove some of the extra liquid
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt (I used fat free - may sub sour cream in a pinch)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 4-6 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 350. In a medium-large bowl combine zucchini, greek yogurt, egg, sugars, and vanilla and mix well.
  • In another bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until everything is incorporated.
  • Drop spoonfuls of batter onto a baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool at least 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.
  • To make the frosting, melt butter in a medium sauce pan. When butter is melted, continue to whisk over medium heat until butter turns from yellow to a golden color. Remove from heat. In a medium bowl cream together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth and spreadable. Spread on cooled cookies.


Store in airtight container at room temperature up to three days. 
Store extra frosting in airtight container in fridge up to one week. 


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg