Zucchini Cookies

Zucchini Cookies

Community garden training session, 7/11/12

You’ve heard of zucchini bread, but what about zucchini cookies? These cookies are soft and cake-like, and quite delicious.

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini*
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2-3 cookie sheets.

Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and continue to beat, then add honey and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Gradually add this mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Add zucchini and chocolate and mix to evenly distribute.

Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10-14 minutes, until golden and set.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

VARIATION: Zucchini Bars – Prepare batter as directed. Grease a rimmed baking sheet or a 9×13 baking pan and spread batter evenly in pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until bars spring back when touched and a toothpick inserted into them comes out clean.

 

*Grow your own cookies! Zucchini can be grown in your garden.

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