Sunday, 20 May 2012

Zucchini Cookies

Yes! You read that right!  Zucchini Cookies!!

I am on a mission to get the baby eating healthier snacks.  No more Bear Paw cookies for her!!  I found the recipe on Pinterest (naturally) and decided to give it a try.  I was very pleasantly surprised!!!  Minus the raisins, my husband enjoys them too!!  Avery ate them yesterday, she had one for breakfast, but wouldn't touch them the rest of the day.  We will see how it goes, hopefully in my favor!!

The original recipe had a lemon glaze, after I tasted one one, I didn't bother with it.

Zucchini Cookies

Yield: 24-30 cookies


For the Cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup finely shredded zucchini
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup raisins

For the Lemon Glaze

1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a whoopie pie pan with nonstick cooking spray or line a regular baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or with a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg, zucchini and lemon zest and vanilla.
3. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir flour mixture into wet ingredients until just combined. Fold in raisins.
4. Use a medium cookie scoop (1 ½ tablespoons) to drop dough into the center of each whoopee pie well or simply drop them directly onto the prepared cookie sheet. If you are using a cookie sheet, be sure to leave a few inches between each cookie.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
6. Make the glaze by mixing together the confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Drizzle the glaze over cooled cookies.

Original Recipe:

Happy Baking!!


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