Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Zucchini Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

These moist and delicious cookies are perfect if you want to use the rest of your zucchini from your garden. The center of the cookie is moist with a little crisp on the outer edge. Then topped with a creamy and amazing cream cheese frosting.

The cookies have a hint of warm spices that go perfectly with the cream cheese frosting. A healthy  cookie and a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies without them even knowing. This is also a great recipe to make in the upcoming fall season.

  • 1 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 6 oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • Directions:
  • 1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger for 20 seconds, set aside.
  • 2.In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment whip together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until pale and fluffy (if not using a paddle attachment that constantly scrapes bowl while mixing, then stop mixer occasionally throughout entire mixing process and scrape down sides and bottom of bowl). Mix in egg and vanilla. With mixer set on low speed, slowly mix in half of the flour mixture, then mix in the zucchini and finish by mixing in remaining flour mixture.
  • 3.Drop batter into balls, 2 Tbsp (even) at a time, onto parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart. Bake in preheated oven 10 - 13 minutes (careful not to over-bake, they should still be soft to the touch. They will continue to cook for about a minute when removed from the oven). Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, frost cookies with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles tops very lightly with cinnamon and nutmeg if desired.
  • For The Frosting:
  • In a mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together butter and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla and continue to mix until smooth and fluffy.

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