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Try this unusual spice cookie using asparagus.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup grated asparagus
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)

Preparation:

Beat together thoroughly the asparagus, baking soda, sugar, and shortening. Add egg. Beat well.

Sift flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mix well. Add nuts and raisins. Drop by teaspoonful on greased baking sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees F. for 12 to 15 minutes.

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Recipe Source: Asparagus: All Ways...Always by Stockton Asparagus Festival Cookbook (Celestial Arts)
Reprinted with permission.

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