First let’s just talk about how to spell zucchini. I can never remember. Does it have two C’s? So I dreamed up this mnemonic. Stay with me. It’s spelled like broccoli which has two C’s. Of course, broccoli actually has vitamin C in it so it is easy to remember it has two C’s. Zucchini is spelled the same way, two C’s. Actually it’s loaded with potassium and vitamin A. But don’t let all this chat about ‘good for you’ and ‘spelling bee’ get in the way of trying these amazing soft cake-like cookies with cream cheese filling. They have just enough nuts for a little crunch against the creamy luxury of the sauce. It a delicious way to eat your veggies with a hint of cinnamon. OK, it is a little rich but worth it.
Recipe: Zucchini Nut Sandwich Rounds
Prep Time: 30 Minutes | Cook Time: 48 Minutes | Yield: 1 dozen sandwiches | Level: Easy
- 1 stick butter, divided and at room temp
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1 ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup zucchini, finely grated
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Cream Cheese Filling
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 In a medium bowl or mixer beat 1 stick butter with the sugars. Add the egg and vanilla and blend.
3 Add the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Beat to combine.
5 Drop two tablespoons of dough on a greased cookie sheet with a little room to spare around each. With the back of the spoon, flatten out a bit in a round circle.
6 Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. Remove to a rack until completely cool.
7 In the meantime, combine the butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar for the filling.
8 Frost the bottom side of a cookie with a heaping tablespoon of the sauce and create a sandwich by topping it with the back side of another cookie.
- Exchange walnuts for pecans.
- Exchange rolled oats for quick oats.
Inspiration – Martha Stewart
Cook with Sauces
Written by Helen Horton
Photographs by Helen Horton
Updated: April 28, 2012