Sunday, January 3, 2016

Zucchini Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 cup King Arthur® white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Either use a stoneware baking sheet or line a baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine applesauce and brown sugar, mix until smooth. Add egg and vanilla paste. Next, add the shredded zucchini. Mix until combined.

Slowly add flour mixture until just combined. Stir in oats, raisins, and chocolate chips.

Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or cookies are slightly golden around the edges and set.   [In my oven, it took 15 minutes for them to set.]  Remove cookies from pans immediately and cool completely on wire racks.

Myrtle's Note:  If you want to hide a vegetable from a child, this is the recipe for you!  Veggie and fruit and oats.  Mention the chocolate chips and I cannot see how the young could object!  I changed the chips to milk chocolate, the vanilla extract to paste, the flour from whole wheat to white whole wheat, and the raisons to craisons.  These are simply spectacular!

Yield:  36 cookies