Friday, June 01, 2007

Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup sugar (or Splenda)
1 egg
1-1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup grated zucchini
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Plump the raisins by cooking them in 1 tablespoon of water for 1 minute in the microwave on high. Leave them in the microwave until ready to use. Cream margarine and sugar together. Beat in one egg. Sift flour, cinnamon, and soda together. Add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in oatmeal. Add grated zucchini, drained raisins, and walnuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet; flatten slightly. Bake at 350° F for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through. Let them cool slightly; remove to a rack while still warm.

My mother Doris Hill collected this recipe and hand-wrote it on a card for her recipe files.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)