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T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies

Old fashion oatmeal cookies are jazzed up by adding zucchini and yogurt covered cranberries.

 Saturdays during the summer,  are farmer's market days. The kids and I get up early, have a quick breakfast and head out the door. We love browsing the stands, sampling desserts, maple syrup, hemp seeds. Then I let the kids pick out 1 fruit or vegetable that they would like to take home. Last week, we came home with quite a bit of zucchini, which pleased me, since I hadn't taken the time to bake with it yet this summer. First on the baking agenda was oatmeal cookies. I had seen some on Pinterest, so I decided to alter my favourtie oatmeal cookie recipe and incorporate zucchini. 

These cookies are super simple to make and turn out tender and chewy. I love adding yogurt covered raisins, since it gives a second layer of sweetness. The kids loved these and didn't even know there was zucchini in them.

Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies

printable version

3/4 C butter or margarine

2/3 C brown sugar

2 eggs

1 C flour

1 C whole wheat flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 C zucchini, grated

1/2 C yogurt covered cranberries

1/2 C walnuts

1 C large flake oatmeal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray cookies sheets with non stick spray and set aside

In a medium bowl, cream the margarine and brown sugar; until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and beat to combine. Mix in cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, to ensure they are well incorporated. Add flour, whole wheat flour, salt and baking soda; mix with a wooden spoon until combined. Fold in zucchini, oats, cranberries and nuts.

Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets; about an inch apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until edges begin to brown and centers are set. Cool a few minutes on cookie sheets, before removing to cooling racks.

Makes 2 dozen large cookies.


  1. I don't think I've ever had an oatmeal cookie, I don't think that's something we have in the UK. Isn't a zucchini a vegetable?


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