Sunday, March 13, 2011

Zucchini Cookies? Yes!

When the Lawyer is away the Jenni will bake.
In addition to the yummy cheese straws, I decided to make some oh so delicious zucchini cookies from my Martha Stewart Magazine. Keeeeeper! Oh Martha how I love you. Even though most of your crafts I attempt turn out last years Easter Egg stenciling dying shenanigans. Your recipes on the other hand, gold. Solid gold. Like this one.
Zucchini Nut Bread Cookie Sandwiches
(Martha Stewart Magazine)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature and divided
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup finely grated zucchini
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
1. Sift flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt into a bowl. Beat 1 stick butter and the sugars until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
2. Beat flour mixture into butter mixture. Mix in zucchini, oats, and walnuts. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
3. Preheat oven to 350. Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop (about 2 tablespoons), drop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart. Bake until edges are golden, about 17 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
4. Beat together remaining 1/2 stick butter, the cream cheese, and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread 1 heaping tablespoon filling onto the flat side of 1 cookie, and sandwich with another cookie. Repeat with remaining filling and cookies.
Love it.

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