Wednesday, September 7, 2011

{ Your Weekly Peek + Zucchini Snack Cookies }

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Another week, another CSA box. It's week 14 and here's your peek:


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Here's what we got this week: beautiful and delicious rainbow chard, more odoriffic basil, a couple of tomatoes and onions, fingerling potatoes, a ton of zucchini and cucumbers, more garlic, and carrots. When I say a ton, take a look, it's really a ton:

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The newbies this week are a salad green mix called Mesclun Mix and some Vermont Cranberry shelling beans.  Here are the beans:

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I don't know what we'll do with the beans yet, Google here I come! As for everything else, plans are in the works. Especially the zucchini which is unending this time of year. We've been grilling it, tossing it in pasta, stir frying it, freezing it and baking it.

On the baking front, I've seen zucchini recipes unending this summer in blogland and I've doctored this one for zucchini cake cookies into what I call zucchini snack cookies. So here we go, I hope you enjoy!

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Zucchini Snack Cookies


Ingredients


1/2 c butter
1/2 c applesauce
1/4 c + 2 tbsp honey
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups white whole wheat or whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch nutmeg
1 c oats
1 c grated zucchini

Directions


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.


Cream the butter and then mix in the wet ingredients with a paddle attachment on your mixer or a fork. Next add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and then mix until they are just combined with the wet ingredients. Finally add the oats and zucchini and mix well.

Drop spoonfuls of the batter/dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Cool the cookies on a rack and enjoy!

I decided to call these snack cookies because all of the ingredients are pretty healthy and and they have only a kiss of sweetness. Enough sweetness to earn the name cookie, but not enough to earn the name cake or dessert.

I hope that you and your kiddos enjoy these, we sure do. What are you doing with your mountains of zucchini?

1 comment:

Sewandthecity said...

They look delicious!...we have a problem in our house...i love courgettes and my husband hates them...so I haven't stopped eating them, but i do it mostly when he is away. I will have to try those the next time he's away as I am so curious as to how they'll taste. Or maybe I'll make them when my husband is at home and not tell him there are courgettes inside. Well maybe not.

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