Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Martian Cookies

In an attempt to use up a truckload of zucchini that we harvested during the five days that our friends were out of town, I've been trying just about every recipe I can find on Allrecipes that involves squash - and even adding it to some that don't. Some of the results have been better than others... this was one of the winners!

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick oats
1 cup grated zucchini
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until soft. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. In a medium bowl, stir together flours, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture until well blended. With a spoon, stir in oats, zucchini, and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

The first time I made these, I forgot to add the oats and they were really good that way too!