Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Zucchini Cookies - yes, cookies

What do you get when you cross a (few) zucchini squash with a chocolate chip cookie?
The zucchini are plentiful in the garden; Chuck brought home the cookie from work. Together, they provided inspiration for yet another fun day in the kitchen.

This recipe is posted on the website for the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. It's a creative and delicious way to use some of the grated zucchini from a bumper crop.

(Makes about two dozen)
1 egg, beaten
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
Combine in large bowl.

1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg

Combine in a separate, small bowl and blend into liquid mixture
1 cup finely shredded zucchini
12 oz chocolate chips

Stir these into other ingredients; mix well. Drop by spoonful onto greased baking sheet, and flatten with the back of a spoon. Bake at 350°, 10 to 15 minutes.

Thanks to Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, creators of this delicious recipe and more. The day after I baked these cookies, I made their Disappearing Zucchini Orzo with multi-colored orzo I brought home from our vacation in Seattle. It was delicious!
If you're wondering, that's my Where's Waldo coffee mug sneaking into the picture.

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Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I've been looking for a recipe for choc chip zuch. cookies. Thanks, Daisy!

8/25/2009 9:22 AM  

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