Yep, cookies for dinner. You heard me. Welcome to my newest obsession – making veggies fun for dinner. My innovative dinner mind is on overload with the introduction of Hungry and Healthy. This creation will eventually grace the video stage, but for tonight, I needed dinner on the table in a hurry.
This was a super fun dinner. We had these with some raw veggies and homemade french onion dip and oranges. It was a fruit and veggie feast – my favorite. I hate feeling weighed down after dinner. This would make the perfect summertime lunch, or a perfect school lunch for that matter.
These are so green that my kids asked if I put green food coloring in them. They obviously don’t know me very well. That’s all spinach baby. Eight total ingredients for this. I was just cooking for me and my 3 kiddos tonight, but if my husband was around, I would for sure be doubling this.
So, what’s with the cookie name – you ask? Well, they look like cookies. They feel like cookies and I couldn’t think of a better way to describe the way I was portioning out the dough on the baking sheet, other than as if you were getting ready to put cookie dough on a baking sheet. Then, they spread just as cookies would.
Go ahead with the cheese – kids love it.
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic - about 1 Tablespoon chopped
- 6 cups fresh spinach
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 large egg
- non-stick cooking spray
- In a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil
- Add garlic and saute for 1 minute
- Add fresh spinach and saute until wilted down
- Allow to cool slightly, and transfer this mixture to a food processor and pulse until smooth
- Preheat oven to 400°F or 202°C
- Pour into a medium bowl
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir together
- Drop by Tablespoons on a greased baking sheet - it will be sticky, but not too sticky (think: cookie dough)
- Bake in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until cheese starts to brown on top (this also depend on how big you make your cookies)