Monday, September 19, 2011

Frosted Zucchini Spice Cake Cookies

We have baskets of Zucchini from the garden and this cookie recipe is just perfect for using up some of those awesome Zucchini.  This is a cake like cookie with a fantastic flavor and the frosting just completes the flavors inside.  These cookies will just melt in your mouth and sure wont stay in the Cookie Jar very long.
 Frosted Zucchini Spice Cake Cookies


Frosted Zucchini Spice Cake Cookies
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil 9*could sub 1/2 unsweetened applesauce)
1 cup grated zucchini (1 medium)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour

Frosting
2 oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 TBsp Butter, room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grate Zucchini. Take a paper towel and blot the grated Zucchini to remove some moisture.
Whisk egg until light and fluffy.  Add oil, sugars, Zucchini and vanilla, Mix well.
Make a well in the center of mixed dough.  Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt, Mix well.
Drop onto baking sheet lined with silpat.  Bake for 12 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown, Cool completely.
For the frosting cream butter and cream cheese, Add vanilla.  Mix in powdered sugar until the right consistency.  Add pumpkin pie spice.  Frost cookies.
 Adapted From Sweet Flours


 Great Cookie Dough With Fresh Zucchini

Ready To Bake

Letting Them Cool Is The Hardest Part

Enjoy Your Cookies!

I sure am glad that you were able to stop by and share these wonderful cookies with us today and hope you will come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen





49 comments:

  1. What a great idea..the Secret Club.Sounds so mysterious:)) Great cake cookies nad thanks for the tip for thsi wonderfull blog:)

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  2. She has a great blog, doesn't she? I'm glad to have found yours too!

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  3. These sound delicious, Miz Helen! I've been wanting to try some zucchini cookies, but I hadn't considered frosting them. That would be even better!

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  4. Ooh, I don't think I've ever had zucchini cookies. Your recipe sounds great, can't wait to try them.

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  5. Oh my! Zucchini cookies? I've had the muffins, the bread, cake and brownies, but never cookies! I'll have to fix that!

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  6. So glad to see you in SRC, too. Those cookies sound like such a great way of using that every plentiful zucchini. YUM!

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  7. I just joined too!! This sounds like a great way to sneak a little something into my kids snacks.

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  8. I love this as a way to use up ALL of that zucchini. I only have one plant too. It's an amazing producer!

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  9. What a great idea to add some tasty veggies to the menu! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love these cookies Helen, look delicious and original! gloria

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  11. Your cookies look delicious. Great SCR choice!
    Have a great week! Sheryl

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  12. Hi! I am so glad you liked the zucchini spice cake cookies. I had no idea you had my blog. I wish I was blog savvy enough to know my visitors but, I am just not there yet. I am so excited to have found your blog and I can't wait to participate in the chili cook-off! I love love love me some chili. The spicy the better.

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  13. Stopping by from group B. So fun to be in the Secret Recipe Club with

    you. Great Post! Zucchini Spice Cake Cookies sound wonderful...what a great way to use up some of that summer surplus of zucchini!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to drop by my blog and check out my SRC recipe this month: Avocado Omelet

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  14. What a fantastic pick! They look wonderful and perfect that fall is coming! Welcome to the club =o)

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  15. Just bookmarked your recipe for peanut butter cookies and can't wait to try them. Thanks for visiting The Food of Love. Looking forward to more SRC.

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  16. Oh wow those look fantastic! I must admit, I've never actually made these kinds of cookies but I have boatloads of zucchini from my CSA so now you've inspired me! Thank you!

    Just doing a little Secret Recipe Club surfing. So glad it brought me to your great little piece of cyber space!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  17. What a terrific pick for SRC - would never think to make zucchini cookies, but I bet they're good!

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  18. So cute! And I love the flavor combo - zucchini and cream cheese is a favorite of mine. Great SRC post!

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  19. I've been meaning to make a cookie with zucchini this year but haven't yet. These look great! Thanks!

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  20. Love these cookies. Well, I love how good they look and sound, and know I'll love them when I bake them...soon! Thanks for sharing, and SRC is awesome!

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  21. Woah, these look yummy! Cookies are my favorite. :) And I love that you went through her blog intensely - that's my favorite part of the SRC, discovering someone new.

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  22. Your cookies look delish! I love the sounds of the frosting too :)

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  23. Love cookies! Great frosting! Great SRC pick!

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  24. Hope I can find some time to visit these great blogs. Your cookies look yummy.

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  25. If I wasn't trying to lose some weight, I would make these! They SOUND delicious!!!!! I will keep the recipe for HOLIDAY cookies!!! XO, Pinky

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  26. Helen, I was so happy to have your blog for this month's SRC. I enjoyed reading through your newer posts and am now a happy FOLLOWER. Those cookies look so delicious. Yummy! - Rochelle

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  27. Fantastic "secret" that I'm glad you made secret no more. These look beautiful!

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  28. Love zucchini in cookies and your looks wonderful!

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC recipe this month: Welsh Cakes.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  29. These look delicious, I joined the secret recipe club, so excited to get my first assignment.

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  30. Haha... I know how you felt while visiting your assigned blog. I wanted to comment on every one of the posts of my assigned blog, but I resisted because I was afraid she might figure me out.

    I love the recipe you chose - I always think about zucchini bread, but never cookies.

    I hope you have a great week.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  31. I am a cookie lover, these look very tempting, I have a zuchinni whoopie pie recipe that I made this spring. So very tasty. andi

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  32. I love baked goods made with zucchini. These look so delicious.

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  33. I've never cooked with zucchini, but these cookies sure look good. They look like the perfect fall treat!

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  34. Love zucchini in the cookies..and the frosting is wonderful!

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  35. what an interesting combination of flavours :)

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  36. stopped by your blog for the first time here.. and loved it.. interesting collection of recipes too !

    Cheers
    Kalyani
    Join me in a 100-day Global Food Festival here

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  37. I'm seeing zucchini in desserts these days! I like carrot cake anything, so maybe I'd like zucchini cake cookies. Your photos sure make me wanna try them!

    Thanks for checking out my SRC post, Miz Helen! :)

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  38. I love putting zucchini in baked goods! Actually, I really enjoy putting veggies in almost anything that adds to the flavor. These look so good and my kids will eat them. That's a plus! :)
    Great recipe pick this month for SRC!

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  39. Yum! Looks great -- I'm loving SRC, so many new recipes to try!

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  40. I LOVE spice cookies, and WOW to added in zucchini! :-)

    Thanks for being part of Group B of the SRC with me! My SRC recipe this month was: Pioneer Woman Chicken Pot Pie.

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/09/pioneer-womans-chicken-pot-pie-secret.html

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  41. We're huge zucchini lovers in our family, and sad to say I've never heard of these cookies before till now. Such a great recipe, and love the way it turned out!
    Such a fun group the SRC, Miz Helen. I'm so bad at joining clubs, or with guest posts; always forget to have my stuff together:((

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  42. I was afraid my Secret blogger would figure it out too. I enjoyed reading all her posts and seriouly spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to try. I was not disappointed in my choice. Your choice looks great too!

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  43. A great cookie for the Fall holiday festivities. Yours looks delicious!

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  44. I've seen Zucchini in breads, but this is the first time I've seen them in cookies! Awesome!

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  45. Frosted zuke cakes?! Bring it on :)
    Awesome to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. Here is my post from group C - http://su.pr/2rtACr

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