When I was growing up I used to eat meals and snacks at my grandma's house often. Why? Well she was my next door neighbor. I'm afraid we pestered my grandma quite often but I know that one of the ways she could always get us to stop bugging her and find something else to do would be to feed us and send us on our way.
Not that we were always hungry, we just liked what Granny was baking! A while back I shared with you her recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Pie. That's still one of my very favorites. My Granny wasn't one to share her recipes though, she hardly even wrote them down. So when I called my aunt a few weeks ago to see if she happened to have Granny's Zucchini Cookie recipe (my Granny passed away in 2011) I knew it was a long-shot.
But as it turned out, she not only had the recipe she had 2 different versions! Below is the version I remember Granny making.
Of course if you have a garden you always have zucchini coming out your ears. And you can freeze zucchini or can zucchini to save it for later months when you actually don't want to just toss it to the chickens.
I like to use my zucchini to make Zucchini Brownies (or in my case, Gluten Free Zucchini Brownies) or Zucchini Bread. Or we just fry them up in butter and eat. (Or make Zucchini Cakes...so many choices!) But after today you will have a new recipe to add to your collection. And I hope you like it as much as I did when I was growing up.
Zucchini Cookie Recipe
What You Need:
- 3/4 c. butter
- 1 1/4 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 1/2 c. shredded zucchini
- 2 1/2 c. flour (you could also sub this for gluten free all purpose flour)
- 2 t. baking powder
- 1 t. cinnamon (optional)
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/3 c. mini chocolate chips
Mix together the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla.
Add in the zucchini.
Add in the dry ingredients, stir in the chocolate chips last.
Drop by teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F degrees for 15 minutes or until just slightly brown.
These cookies have a pure and simple taste. They are soft and bready. (So if you want a crunchy cookie these are not for you!)
Have you ever made any zucchini cookie recipes? What is your favorite recipe with zucchini?
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