Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Zucchini whoopie Pies

1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 c. butter-flavored shortening
1/2 c. light brown sugar, packed
1/4 c. + 2 Tbl. granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract   
1 c. oats
1 c. grated zucchini
cream cheese frosting

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
2.Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside.  Cream together the shortening and both sugars until very light and fluffy.  Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.  
3.Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.  Add the oats and grated zucchini and mix very well.  Dough will be pretty sticky.  
4.Drop dough onto lightly greased baking sheet, using a scant one tablespoon (at the most), leaving 2-inches between cookies.  It will look like a small amount of batter, but they spread during baking.  These cookies work better the smaller they are, because they are so soft.  

5.Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool completely. 

6.Spread cream cheese frosting on the flat side of one cookie and top with the flat side of another cookie.  Store in the refrigerator.

Cream cheese frosting
1 cube (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 stick (4 oz.) cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 - 3 c. powdered sugar (I used 2 1/2 cups)
pinch of salt
1-2 tsp. vanilla extract (I used 1 1/2 tsp)
milk, only if needed ( I used about 3/4 tsp)

1.Beat softened butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.  Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the salt and vanilla and mix well.  If frosting is too stiff, add a little milk until reaches desired consistency.

Here is another one from I think that everyone has a huge supply of zucchini this time of year and so its great to find so many ways to eat it up. These were so yummy the whole family loved them and they smelled so good cooking. My son kept coming into the kitchen saying "I smell cinnamon" lol This is a great recipe to use up some of the zucchini you have laying around. I give them a 5


  1. Wow, those sound amazing! I totally love zucchini in any dessert. Yum!

  2. Yum, you'd NEVER be able to tell those had zukes in 'em. They look like my fave oatmeal cream pies :)

  3. What a great idea to make cookies with zucchini. A nice change of pace from zucchini bread!

  4. Just exactly what I needed for all the zucchini that is coming non stop these days! Thanks for sending me over from!


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