Wednesday, November 11, 2009

First Recipe Post!

The following is a scrumptious cookie recipe that we got from Thomas' family (thanks Liz!). Thomas sent it to me over the summer while I was home in California, where I made these cookies for the first time.

They're not as sweet as "normal" chocolate chip cookies, and they've got a softer, spongier texture, but I think I'd choose them over the "normal" ones any day! Also, I thought I had some pictures of the ones I made over the summer, but unfortunately I can't find any on my computer. (**UPDATE 9/5/2010 : photos added from 8/28/2010**)

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 C shortening
1/2 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
3 C raw grated zucchini
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
3 1/4 C flour
1 C choc chips

Mix all together and bake at 350°F.

Now, Thomas is the baking expert, and he'll tell you that the amount of flour and the baking temperature can vary. He likes to bake one to three cookies as a trial run at the beginning to determine whether the dough needs more flour. Also, it is very important to watch these ones in the oven.... you don't want to overcook! I don't remember exactly how long they should bake, but shoot for about 9-10 minutes. This recipe will yield about 5 dozen cookies.

we mixed our batter with an electric hand mixer

yummy cookies on our table! with banana bread on right.

1 comment:

  1. zucchini chocolate chip cookies? sounds very interesting! :P