*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    Zucchini, Peanut and Oatmeal Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : SQUASH : A Country Garden Cookbook*
 Serving Size  : 48   Preparation Time :1:10
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           unsalted butter -- softened
      1/2  cup           chunky peanut butter
      3/4  cup           firmly packed light brown sugar
      3/4  cup           granulated sugar
    2      large         eggs
    1      teaspoon      vanilla extract
    1 1/2  cups          all-purpose flour
      1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    1      cup           old-fashioned oats
    1 1/2  cups          coarsely grated green zucchini -- loosely packed
    1      cup           finely chopped pitted dates
 
 PREHEAT oven to 375F.
 
 In a large bowl and using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat
 together the butter, peanut butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in the
 eggs and vanilla.
 
 In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt.  Stir the
 flour mixture into the egg mixture until fully incorporated.  Then stir in
 the oats, zucchini and dates, mixing well. Drop the dough by rounded
 teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart.
 
 Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
 Let cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to racks to cool
 completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.  [PER COOKIE 92 Cals, 4g total
 fat, 14g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 2g protein, 53mg sodium]
 
 VARIATIONS: Replace dates with a combination of chocolate chips, raisins or
 dried cherries. Replace zucchini with other squash -- winter or summer
 varieties.
 
 COMMENTS: A chewy and moist drop cookie. These cookies are not good
 keepers: plan on eating them within a day of baking. 
 
 *Recipe from SQUASH: A Country Garden Cookbook by Regina Schrambling (1994:
 Collins). Nutrition by Mastercook, edited by Pat Hanneman
 mailto:kitpath@earthlink.net (9/98)
 
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