Oatmeal Raisin Holidays Cookies with Zucchini and Carrots


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These cookies turned out awesome- but I made a lot of changes. Before adding the zucchini I let it sit with some salt for 30 mins to get the extra moisture out, but that made my batter was too dry so I added another egg. Then I used pumpkin pie spice instead of straight cloves, and with the raisins I tossed in a handful each of pumpkin seeds, pecan pieces and coconut. I ended up with about 4 dozen soft, perfectly golden and very tasty cookies. I may never make them again though, because I can’t stop eating them.

Bravo on this cookie recipe, Deb C! I would not have thought of adding cloves to an oatmeal cookie, but it turned out to be absolutely delicious! I love the fact that I can hide a vege in my husband’s cookies (yes, kids come in all ages). The only thing that was a little odd is that my cookies did not spread out – they stayed mounded, but that could be because I used gluten-free flour. Other than the GF flour substitution, I made these exactly to instructions, and will definitely make them again. A not-too-sweet, very tasty, all around great cookie!

Made a few modifications to these delicious cookies. Sub’d out 1/2 c whole wheat flour and 3/4 c AP, 1/4 c applesauce and 1/4 c butter, and 2/3 c milk chocolate chips for the raisins. Wasn’t sure how they were going to come out. The dough had a weird consistency but they baked out great. Didn’t really spread in the baking and came out very cake like. Brought them to work and everyone complained I didn’t make more. Will make again, and again.

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YUM! I made these cookies for Hubby for Father’s Day as oatmeal is his favorite cookie. I did not plant zucchini this year but my friend gifted me some when I had her and her hubby for dinner. The only thing I did different was to not remove the moisture from the zucchini because I was using parchment paper and did not grease the baking sheet. We found these cookies very flavorful, delicious, and perfectly moist. They are like a cross between a cookie and a muffin. Perfect with a cup of coffee. Just the right size. I will definitely make these again the next time I am gifted more zucchini. Thank you Deb C for sharing such a YUMMY recipe!

I had a good feeling about these cookies even before I baked them. The spicy cake like texture combined with oats and in my case the addition of a few mini chocolate chips made for a very good cookie. The cloves are key for me in this recipe…I did add a pinch of salt and tried to squeeze out some moisture from the zucchini…. I wish I made a double batch…. Next time!!!

Ingredients :

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
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