Friday, May 15, 2009

Mother Week Wrap-Up

The last installment of Mother Week happens to be a delicious zucchini chocolate chip cookie from my Grandma Arlene. As I mentioned earlier, I was fortunate enough to live in the same town as both sets of Grandparents, and actually right next door to Grandma Arlene and Grandpa Sid. Grandma and Grandpa were both well known cooks, but Grandma Arlene always had a special knack for baking. From her homemade white bread to her delicious cookies, you could always count on Grandma to warm your soul with her sweet treats. When deciding on what to make out of Grandma's arsenal of baked goods, I remembered back in the day when my sister and I would wait until Grandma and Grandpa pulled out of their driveway so we could run over to their house and sneak these cookies out of her big Tupperware cookie bin. As I stood in the kitchen and smelled the first batch as they began to brown, I was taken back to Grandma's house where I not only remembered the special times with my Grandparent's but all the scheming that we used to do on Sunset Drive.

Grandma Arlene's Zucchini Cookies

1 cup grated zucchini
1 tsp soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chocolate chips

Mix the zucchini, soda, sugar, shortening and egg until light and fluffy. Sift the flour, cinnamon, cloves, and salt; add to the zucchini mixture. Add nuts and chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoons on greased pan. Bake at 375 degrees until they start to brown, 12-15 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Oh the memories of grandparents...precious indeed! Living next door to Grandma and Grandpa Evans was truly a blessing and not only were they good cooks, but Grandma Arlene the RN had many special duties with cuts, bruises, etc. And Grandpa Sid, the ultimate talker loved taking his little grand-daughters visiting, not to mention all the other activities...I especially remember the gymnastics in the living room and the painting of the ole' trailer. Oh and the "vote for my Grandpa, re-elect Sid" shirts.

    How blessed we all are with the memories!