Monday, October 02, 2006

zucchini raisin cookies

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.)

RATING: ***

1 comment:

River Valley said...

Hello, I'd like permission to publish your zucchini raisin cookie recipe on the Kids' Page of the River Valley Market summer newsletter. We are a locally owned food co-op in Northampton, MA. To find out more about us, visit http://www.rivervalleymarket.coop. Our newsletter page is http://www.rivervalleymarket.coop/content/newsletter.php.

Thanks, Loran Diehl Saito, Marketing Team