Recipe by Deb C
"In my efforts to use the abundance of zucchini in my garden I concocted this little cookie. I prefer my oatmeal cookies to have a little jazz, so if you are not a fan of ground cloves, they can be omitted. It's a not too sweet cake-like cookie that is perfect with your cup of coffee or tea."
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1 1/4 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
packed brown sugar
quick cooking oats
These cookies turned out awesome- but I made a lot of changes. Before adding the zucchini I let it sit with some salt for 30 mins to get the extra moisture out, but that made my batter was too dry so I added another egg. Then I used pumpkin pie spice instead of straight cloves, and with the raisins I tossed in a handful each of pumpkin seeds, pecan pieces and coconut. I ended up with about 4 dozen soft, perfectly golden and very tasty cookies. I may never make them again though, because I can't stop eating them.
I thought these were great, but they didn't really fly with the kids. I made 1/2 with raisins and 1/2 with choc. chips and even the choc. chip ones didn't get rave reviews. But, I loved them! A little bit of a strange texture and didn't keep that well, past a couple days. I think I would make these again to serve fresh if I was hosting a tea/coffee at my house.
YUM!! Such a great recipe! But make sure to double it if you want a lot of cookies. The cloves and cinnamon added just the right flavor.
Bravo on this cookie recipe, Deb C! I would not have thought of adding cloves to an oatmeal cookie, but it turned out to be absolutely delicious! I love the fact that I can hide a vege in my husband's cookies (yes, kids come in all ages). The only thing that was a little odd is that my cookies did not spread out - they stayed mounded, but that could be because I used gluten-free flour. Other than the GF flour substitution, I made these exactly to instructions, and will definitely make them again. A not-too-sweet, very tasty, all around great cookie!
Made a few modifications to these delicious cookies. Sub'd out 1/2 c whole wheat flour and 3/4 c AP, 1/4 c applesauce and 1/4 c butter, and 2/3 c milk chocolate chips for the raisins.
Wasn't sure how they were going to come out. The dough had a weird consistency but they baked out great. Didn't really spread in the baking and came out very cake like. Brought them to work and everyone complained I didn't make more.
Will make again, and again.
Too cake like for my taste
These were too dense and cakey.
Made for a potluck at my school with garden zucchini. I doubled the zucchini, didn't squeeze out any excess water (they were nice and moist and fluffy), added a bit of salt, semisweet morsels instead of raisins, and some walnuts. Would be good with butterscotch chips, too. Very good. Was the first dessert gone and many asked for recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spicy Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies
Serving Size: 1/30 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 31
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