This recipe makes a soft, spicy cookie with a nutty crunch!

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • Cream together shortening, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in zucchini, raisins, and walnuts. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Cool on the cookie sheets for a few minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

98.7 calories; 1.3 g protein; 14.7 g carbohydrates; 5.2 mg cholesterol; 54.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2007
Just the taste I was looking for. I did not have shortening so I used 1/4 c veg oil and 1/4 c applesauce. I think the cloves is the key. Another recipe I used did not have it and I thought it was missing something. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
Light fluffy texture. Cakey different but flavorful; good way to use up that extra cup of grated zucchini. 15-16 min at 350 degrees worked for me. Read More
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45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2007
Just the taste I was looking for. I did not have shortening so I used 1/4 c veg oil and 1/4 c applesauce. I think the cloves is the key. Another recipe I used did not have it and I thought it was missing something. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2007
Just the taste I was looking for. I did not have shortening so I used 1/4 c veg oil and 1/4 c applesauce. I think the cloves is the key. Another recipe I used did not have it and I thought it was missing something. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2004
When many of my friends and family are giving me a gift of squash from their garden I'm always looking for a way to utilize the overabundance of the vegetable. This recipe was a perfect way to do just that. I enjoyed the cake-like texture which reminded me of mini carrot cakes. As noted in the other reviews the spice mixture was perfect. I may add a cinnamon glaze afterwards to complement the spices used in the cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
These are addictive! I left out nuts and rasins subbed 1/2 the shortening for butter and used ww flour..oh and I added vanilla. My 1 yr old signed "more" for the first time ater a test bite of this cookie. I loved them too! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
These cookies are wonderful. Easy to make. The spices are just right. This is a recipe to keep! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
A friend had given me some zucchini a week or so ago. I grated and premeasured what I didn't use and froze in zip lock bags of 1 cup each. I used a bag of frozen zucchini for this recipe. It turned out AWESOME! Everything was according to the recipe. I used all the liquid that came out of the frozen zucchini. However I did skip the raisins because I don't care for them in cookies. Thank you Maureen Pruitt for such an AWESOME recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2007
Excellent recipe. I omitted the raisins (nobody here really cares for them) and followed another reviewers suggestion and added a cream cheese frosting. My family loved them. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
Light fluffy texture. Cakey different but flavorful; good way to use up that extra cup of grated zucchini. 15-16 min at 350 degrees worked for me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2007
I made these to-day and doubled the recipe because I had frozen my grated zuccini in 2 cup packages g. The cookies were quite good. I found them to be rather lacking in sugar but that is probably me and my idea of cookies. Next time I will add extra sugar. I added a cup of chopped dates because I had them here...... I will make these again but add extra sugar and probably step up the spices by 1/4 more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2002
Thanks for a GREAT recipe!!! Anyway I can a vegetable into my picky lil eaters is fine with me! Read More
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