These Zucchini Spice Cookies are a soft old fashioned cookie lightly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and filled with raisins and chopped pecans. They are a great way to use the garden zucchini and a perfect afternoon snack with a cup of tea or even a couple with your morning coffee!
Cookies Are A Great Way To Use Zucchini Surplus
It’s a matter of fact. Zucchini grows about as much and quickly as the weeds in the garden grows. Every summer I plant zucchini only to have so much I don’t know what to do with it all. However, I can’t not plant it!
This year, I cut down on the amount of zucchini I planted, and I still have an over abundance. So, I decided it was time to just start making cookies to use some of that zucchini.
What Is Zucchini And Does It Have Any Nutritional Benefits?
Zucchini is a summer squash. Summer squash are not as hardy as winter squash. It has a thin skin and can go bad quickly. It grows very quickly and if you miss picking one at the perfect size, you might go out the next day to find out it’s gotten too big. The optimal size for zucchini is 5-7 inches long. A zucchini that has gotten too big will not be the best for consumption. It will be soft and not all that flavorful.
Zucchini is made up of 95% water, so once it has been cooked, it will shrink quite a bit, much like cabbage does. It is very low calorie, coming in at only 21 calories per cup. It is low fat and is a great source of vitamin C and B6.
What You Need To Make Zucchini Spice Cookies
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Ground Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Cloves will be the spice in this Zucchini Spice Cookies.
Rum Extract is a great compliment to spiced cookies.
Fresh Zucchini that is firm to pressure and without blemishes. I use a box shredderto shred the zucchini. I like this way of shredding best because the zucchini stays in the box as you shred it and it doesn’t make a mess.
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