My Favorite Things
Recipes I love
Up today for Funday Monday, my favorite way to sneak veggies into my kid's food: zucchini chocolate chip cookies!
Even though I'm posting the recipe here, you should take a look at the website if you have time. There are other good seasonal recipes, as well as tips for finding food locally and storing food for winter months.
Of course, I still have to say that my favorite seasonal cooking resource is this book. But that's personal preference.
ZUCCHINI CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
(Makes about two dozen)
1 egg, beaten
1⁄2 cup butter, softened 1⁄2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup honey
1 tbsp. vanilla extract Combine in large bowl.
1 cup white flour
1⁄2 tsp baking soda
1⁄4 tsp salt
1⁄4 tsp cinnamon
1⁄4 tsp nutmeg
Combine in a separate, small bowl and blend into liquid mixture
1 cup finely shredded zucchini
12 oz chocolate chips
Stir these into other ingredients, mix well. Drop by spoonful onto greased baking sheet, and flatten with the back of a spoon. Bake at 350°, 10 to 15 minutes.
These turned out pretty good. I shredded the zucchini with the small shredder, and no one had any idea it was in the cookies. The recipe turns out fairly cake-y cookies, which is not my first choice, but judging by how fast they disappeared, I'd say it was a successful experiment.