I have oodles of squash to enjoy this harvest season and this is my favorite new way to use it. Feel free to mix into the batter chopped nuts, raisins, craisins, dried blueberries, carob chips, there are lots of options really. I just went straight for the chocolate chips J. This has become my children’s favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and now my son openly claims squash as his favorite vegetable (that is quite an accomplishment – he’s three years old and he is going through a picky eating phase – at least I hope it’s just a phase). At any rate, I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we do!
This cookie dough freezes very well for future occasions.
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup spelt flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup pureed squash*
½ cup butter (at room temperature)
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup cane sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups mix-ins (optional): chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or raisins
Preheat oven to 375. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl stir together the first 4 ingredients. Then add the remaining ingredients except for the optional mix-ins. Stir together well until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated into the batter. Lastly, stir in your desired mix-ins if you’re adding any. Place about 2 tablespoons of batter per cookie in rows on the cookie sheet about
1 ½ inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the centers are set and golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
*Cut the raw yellow squash into large chunks and grind it in a food processor or blender. One regular yellow squash about 7 inches long will yield about 1 cup of puree.
By Miriam Barton in promotion for The Pioneer Cookbook: Recipes For Today's Kitchen.
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