It's not too often that you get to incorporate vegetables into your dessert. But zucchini's the sort of vegetable that can get away with being the star of a cookie. And for kids leery of their veggies, it just may lead them to be interested in other zucchini recipes, once they've had a pleasant experience with this versatile vegetable!
Plus, it makes a darn pretty cookie!
Zucchini Raisin Cookies
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup grated zucchini (with skin)
2 Tbsp. natural (unsweetened) applesauce
4 Tbsp. margarine
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
Combine all dry ingredients. Then add raisins and grated zucchini and combine. Next, add the applesauce and margarine and mix until incorporated (best if done with hands).
Bake for approx. 13 minutes. Remove from pan immediately.
(Makes about 14 medium sized cookies.)