Sunday, July 11, 2010

Zucchini chocolate chip cookies

Lora requested the recipe for these lovelies, so here it is for the delight of all:

1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 c. grated zucchini
4 c. flour
2 t. baking soda
2+ t. cinnamon (in my world, there's no such thing as too much cinnamon)
2 t. cloves
1 t. salt
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. chocolate chips (the original recipe called for raisins, but since I have an irrational dislike of those things, I started substituting chocolate chips. Chocolate or shriveled that really a hard choice?!)

Preheat oven to 375. Cream butter, sugar, and eggs. Add zucchini. In separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Add gradually to wet mixture. Mix in pecans and chocolate chips (or raisins, if you can't help yourself).

The original recipe did not specify the baking time, but I found that 10 minutes is about right

2 T. milk
1 c. powdered sugar
3 T. butter

In small saucepan, lightly brown butter. Gradually add milk (doing that nifty tempering thing), then powdered sugar.

I found that the above icing recipe covers just under 5 dozen cookies, while I end up with 9 dozen (small) cookies total. So, 1/2 again or double the icing might be a good plan.