Saturday, September 1, 2012

Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies


 Saturdays are market days. The kids and I get up early, have a quick breakfast and head to the Farmer's Market. We love browsing the stands, sampling desserts, maple syrup, hemp seeds. Then I let the kids pick out 1 fruit or vegetable that they would like to take home. Last week, we came home with quite a bit of zucchini, which pleased me, since I hadn't taken the time to bake with it yet this summer. First on the baking agenda was oatmeal cookies. I had seen some on Pinterest, so I decided to alter my favourtie oatmeal cookie recipe and incorporate zucchini. Check out my step by step video, below

These cookies are super simple to make and turn out tender and chewy. I love adding yogurt covered raisins, since it gives a second layer of sweetness. The kids loved these and didn't even know there was zucchini in them. Once I told them, Mr.B looked at me as if I told him I had cooked up our pet cat, LOL. But that didn't stop him from enjoying the cookies. I told them that zucchini is so delicious, you can even put it in cookies. Now I hope they eat the zucchini lasagna I plan on making, LOL.

Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies
printable version

3/4 C butter or margarine
2/3 C brown sugar
2 eggs
1 C flour
1 C whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 C zucchini, grated
1/2 C yogurt covered raisins
1/2 C walnuts
1 C large flake oatmeal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray cookies sheets with non stick spray and set aside

In a medium bowl, cream the margarine and brown sugar; until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and beat to combine. Mix in cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, to ensure they are well incorporated. Add flour, whole wheat flour, salt and baking soda; mix with a wooden spoon until combined. Fold in zucchini, oats, raisins and nuts.

Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets; about an inch apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until edges begin to brown and centers are set. Cool a few minutes on cookie sheets, before removing to cooling racks.

Makes 2 dozen large cookies.


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Marlys-thisandthat said...

These look delicious... I will have to try zucchini in my oatmeal cookies... Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday

Marlys-thisandthat said...

also I am going to post these on my facebook page.

Minnie(@thelady8home) said...

Wow that sounds really tasty. Lovely.

Erin said...

Thank you so much! I've been looking for more zucchini recipes and this one sounds wonderful!!

Krista said...

These look super moist and yummy. Can always use more recipes w/ zucchini. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & Happy Labor Day. ~EMM