Friday, August 26, 2011

Cowpie Cookies

Better to eat it, then step in it. 
Okay not the best name for a cookie, but seriously that is what they reminded me of in looks. Not in smell, touch, or taste. These cookies are another great tasty way to use up some zucchini. You can't even taste the zucchini, so really it is just like a chocolate, chocolate chip cookie with a serving of vegetables hidden in. The zucchini keeps the cookies really moist and soft, the chocolate chips give the cookies a bit of crunch. If you want to call them you can call them chocolate zucchini cookies instead of cowpies. I prefer cowpies, because I can't get past the little green strings through them, and the dark chocolate brown.

Cowpie Cookies
Adopted from Allrecipes  
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups grated zucchini
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Use line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper, silicone slip mat or grease cookie sheets. 
Cream together the butter and both sugars until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Fold in the grated zucchini. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. 
Bake for 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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