My cat is in Austin now and I have finally baked something. I think that means I’m moved in! We’re going to ignore those three boxes in my room (two and a half, really), okay? Deal.
What to bake first in the new abode? Cookies seemed like a no-brainer. I almost went with oatmeal chocolate chip as they are an old favorite, plus I’ve never blogged them. But then I remembered something a bit similar that Jill had told me about a few times: Martian Cookies!
What gives them the extra-terrestrial name? Zucchini! (Martians are totally green, duh.) They’re not super green, though; you just see little flecks from the skin. If you or anyone you’d feed these to are weirded out by the presence of a veggie in your cookies, don’t be. It’s undetectable. If anything, you’ll be like, “Mmm, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! But what’s that? Ohh, butterscotch!” That stuff is tricksy like that.
Meanwhile, the zucchini martians are on soft cookie patrol. Continue reading