Looking for low calorie snacks? Zucchini cookies can be your answer. Zucchini is a cucumber-like vegetable which can be eaten raw or processed in a variety of ways, including making it as cookies. This article will provide you with zucchini cookie recipes, specifically chocolate zucchini cookies and spicy zucchini oatmeal cookies.
This summer squash vegetable is perfect to be served as snacks, as it has low calorie, contains rich minerals and vitamins which will keep you away from diseases. You can find this vegetable in the supermarket near your home, but do not forget to wash it first before eating or cooking it.
Before making chocolate zucchini cookies and spicy zucchini oatmeal cookies, prepare all the ingredients needed. The ingredients for chocolate zucchini cookies are ½ cup of butter-flavored shortening, ½ cup of sugar (brown and white), 1 egg, 1 vanilla extract in a teaspoon, 2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup of cocoa powder, just a teaspoonful of baking soda, ½ teaspoon of salt and 1 ¾ cups of shredded zucchini.
The other cookie in this zucchini cookie recipes article is the spicy zucchini cookies. The cookies need these ingredients: 1 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon baking soda, 1 ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves, ½ cup of softened butter, 2/3 cup of packed brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 cup of quick-cooking oats, 1 cup of grated zucchini, ½ cup of raisins. For both recipes, you need to heat the oven first to 175° C and grease the baking sheet that you will use when forming the cookies.
How to make it :
For the chocolate zucchini cookies, firstly smooth the shortening, and all the sugar, then whisk the egg as well as the vanilla in it. Next add the baking powder, flour, cocoa, and salt into the mixture. Afterwards, the creamy mixture can be folded in the shredded zucchini and form into round shape on the greased baking sheet.
Lastly, bake it in the oven for 8 minutes and your chocolate zucchini cookies are ready to be served. Let’s move on to the spicy zucchini oatmeal cookies. To begin with, stir the flour, baking soda, cloves, butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and the oat into one dough mixture. After that, put the zucchini and raisins into the dough. Split and form the dough evenly on the prepared baking sheet, and then bake in the oven for 15 minutes. These are the zucchini cookie recipes for you to have as healthy snacks at home. Good luck in making these cookies.
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