Wednesday, 10 August 2011

cookies from the garden

Today was a baking day for me......well it's been a baking week actually. 
  This past weekend T, H, Ella and I went up to a friends cottage and we had an awesome time! but when I got home I realized I had a bunch of stuff still in the fridge that had to be used up.  Among the must be used immediately were two of the biggest zucchini's I've ever seen.  A neighbor had brought them from her son's garden and so generously bestowed them upon me.  Seeing as H is going through a bit of a rough patch with Veggies I decided to use my mom powers to turn zucchini into cookies!

Well what do you know, the little bugger has never been so pleased to eat zucchini in his entire life, although to be fair I think he'd eat anything if you told him it was a, I'm not's a little frightening.  
Well other than the zucchini everything else is pretty standard and likely in your own cupboards.....happy baking!

I covered the batter with plastic wrap and let it hang out in the fridge over night

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cup grated zucchini
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup raisins
so much Zucchini!!!!  
Here's what you do:
1.  Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. 
2.  Beat in the egg then stir in the zucchini. 
3.  Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; stir into the zucchini mixture. Mix in raisins. 
4.  Cover dough and chill for at least 1 hour or overnight.
5.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Cookies should be about 2 inches apart.
6.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven until set. Allow cookies to cool slightly on the cookie sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
H is no Henny Penny he loves to help mum make treats!


  1. Great way to get them to eat veggies and even better that raisins are in there! These really look good, toasty edges and brimming with raisins. Cute kid-looks like he is trying to open that oven to see what's inside!
    Have a nice weekend.

  2. Yummy these sound delicious, what a great recipe! :)

  3. I love zucchini in baking. These look great!