Spicy Zucchini Cookies

Southern Living
5 dozen


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3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Sifted powdered sugar


Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually beat in 1 1/2 cups sugar. Beat in egg and extract.

Press zucchini between paper towels to remove excess moisture; stir into butter mixture.

Combine flour, baking powder, and cinnamon; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.

Bake at 350° for 15 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Created date

October 2003